Danish researchers asked more than 12,000 female nurses between 45 and 64 about pressure at work and tracked their health for 15 years up to 2008.
By this time 580 nurses had been admitted to hospital with ischaemic heart disease, including 369 cases of angina and 138 heart attacks.
However, when the results were broken down by age it was found that it was only the women aged 50 and under who were significantly affected.
There is a plethora of evidence that suggests that stress at work increases the risk of heart disease in men but little investigation has been conducted on the effect work stress has on women.
The British Heart Foundation says that those facing stress at work should try to tackle it in a positive way.
If you are feeling the pressures of work and are concerned this could be affecting your health then you might like to consider seeking professional help from a counsellor. A counsellor will work with you to help you to identify the underlying causes of your stress and will then work with you by using techniques such as goal setting to help you overcome these issues. For more information on counselling please click here. If you would like to contact a counsellor in your local area then you can do so using the homepage of this website.
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