Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health – The Heart and Stress by Sally Cronin
Last week in the Women’s Health series I shared a post on the statistics relating to Heart Attacks and Strokes
In the next two posts I am looking at stress and how it impacts the health of the heart in both men and women. As people begin to go back to working in offices, it is likely that after 18 months of working from home, a return to a higher pressure enviroment, surrounded by people in close proximity, might well result in anxiety.
One of the leading causes of heart attacks in men and increasingly in women is stress. It is a silent killer that lies in wait and pounces when you least expect it. It is not helpful that the stress that we experience is as unique as our own bodies. Learning to manage that stress needs to be coupled with a review of lifestyle and diet.