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Do High-Stress Jobs Increase Your Chances of Having a Stroke?

December 4, 20159 min
Is there a way you can ease the stress from your job without having to quit?Unfortunately escaping stress isn't as easy as it sounds, especially if it's from a job. Stress can be found everywhere and it can be extremely dangerous to your health.A recent study found that having a high stress job can increase your chance of having a stroke, especially if you're a woman.The meta-analysis published in Neurology looked at six studies involving 138,782 participants over a span on three to 17 years. Out of the 138,782 participants 11 to 27 percent had high stress jobs, and had a 22 percent higher risk of stroke than those with low stress jobs.What can you do to help lower your stress?Dr. Fite joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the correlation of high-stress jobs and stoke, and how you can help ease your stress.

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