"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the cases of it." Marcus Aurelius

June 30, 2014

Stress and Coronary Heart Disease

Stress is one of the main contributors to coronary heart disease which can eventually lead to our death.

Stress produces adrenalin and cortisol as a fight or flight response. This raises blood pressure amongst other changes in the body. Fat gets deposited in the arteries and over time the heart has to work harder to pump blood through these congested arteries (atherosclerosis). Over time this can lead to coronary heart disease and a heart attack.


Younger people in their 40's in highly stressful jobs are in this situation and have had heart surgery or interventions.

Stress can and should be managed. Don't try and do it alone.
You need specialist advise to get you onto a stress reduction programme so that you reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

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