How financial problems affect your health

Strongest stress can cause financial problems for people, and even before the heart attack near. According to scientists from the European Society of Cardiology, the risk of this disease increases in this case by 13 times.

At the annual congress of the South African Heart Association in Johannesburg, physicians presented the results of their studies. A summary of the work was presented by the Eurekalert portal.

During the study, the researchers interviewed 106 patients with acute myocardial infarction in a hospital in Johannesburg. The doctors were interested in the question: did the patients feel irritation and stress in connection with work or financial difficulties a month before the illness.

At the same time, scientists questioned a similar control group of healthy people whose participants did not suffer a heart attack.

It turned out that the likelihood of myocardial infarction sharply increased the stress associated with work or financial problems. Thus, the risk for people experiencing serious or moderate stress at work was 5.6 times higher than those who had little or no such stress. Patients who experienced “significant” stress due to the fact that they could not make ends meet were 13 times more vulnerable to the disease.

The study demonstrates the significant impact of psychosocial factors on the risk of myocardial infarction, which is often not given enough attention, according to the authors of the work.

Meanwhile, as scientists from the University of Leicester (UK) learned, the slower a person moves, the higher the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases for him .

The relationship between walking speed and mortality, and also with the state of the cardiovascular system was established earlier. The British have advanced even further in their new work.

During the study, 8,598 participants (5,184 men and 3,414 women) died, of whom 1,654 (1,188 men and 466 women) died of heart disease. It turned out that among participants who walked at a slow pace, the risk of death was 1.8-2.4 times higher than those who moved quickly.