Sounding an alarm bell for those who take unnecessary stress at workplace or at home, researchers have now linked chronic psycho-social stress with an heightened risk of developing heart disease and stroke. The brain involved in stress — can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans apart from established causes like smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes. In the past decade, more and more individuals experience psychosocial stress on a daily basis. Heavy workloads, job insecurity, or living in poverty are circumstances that can result in chronically increased stress, which in turn can lead to chronic psychological disorders such as depression.
“Brain that links stress to the risk of heart attack and stroke”
In the research, 293 patients were given a combined PET/CT scan to record their brain, bone marrow and spleen activity and inflammation of their arteries. The patients were then tracked for an average of 3.7 years to see if they developed cardiovascular disease. In this time, 22 patients had cardiovascular events including heart attack, angina, heart failure, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. Those with higher amygdala activity had a greater risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease and developed problems sooner than those with lower activity. The researchers also found that the heightened activity in the amygdala was linked to increased bone marrow activity and inflammation in the arteries, suggesting this may cause the increased cardiovascular risk.
Stress causes heightened activity in a region of the brain called the amygdala.
This in turn triggers more white blood cell production in the bone marrow.
This paves the way for plaque deposits in arteries that facilitate heart and stroke problems.
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COOL ways to De-stress within Minutes !
Playing with your pets or spending time around animals.
Hug someone. Yes, hugging a loved one for around eight minutes or more has the power to decrease the production of cortisol, stress hormone, spread positivity and relieve stress.
Sitting in a rocking chair may release endorphins, improve mood, and even reduce pain along with reducing depression and anxiety
Chew gum if you ever feel stressed at work or are anxious before a meeting not only helps in reducing stress and anxiety but also improves alertness, especially if you have to multitask.
If you feel stressed due to the overpowering work pressure at office, then instead of sitting at your desk, go for a 10-minute stroll around the office. The fresh and cool air helps you to calm you down!
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