When this is not just men who dominate the world of work, but the number of working women with high career also increases. Career women should not be too often allowed himself to experience the stress of the job, because it can have serious consequences for cardiovascular health.
Women who experience high stress of the job have 67 percent higher chance of heart attack and 38 percent more likely to have high blood pressure or stroke than women who do not get too stressed.
This conclusion is obtained through a study published the journal PLoS ONE. Using research data on more than 22,000 people, women who work in the health field, researchers tracked the health condition of participants for 10 years.
“Stress that we are talking about here is a stress that exceeds the capacity of the body and can not be managed properly,” said researcher Dr. Michelle Albert of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as reported Myhealthnewsdaily.com, Thursday (19/07/2012).
This study confirms what previous research has found, the stress in the workplace has a major impact on health. However, by having control over the work, the stress caused by such work can be suppressed effects.
“Our findings suggest that women can control their work is still experiencing high stress thus increasing the risk of heart health. This finding contradicts previous findings that show that having control over the work to help reduce stress,” said Albert.
Control of the work described the achievement of the authority in the workplace, such as management or executive positions. Increased health risks it might be due to the increasing burden of work stress, given that only a handful of women who occupy these positions so confused with his duties.
The surprising finding was apparently little impact on job satisfaction risk of heart attack or cardiovascular disease. This finding is contrary to some previous studies.
“It appears that dissatisfaction in the workplace has become commonplace. Many people hope that does not work in the same company throughout his career,” said Rudy Fenwick, professor of sociology at the University of Akron in Ohio who was not involved in the study.
Since the number of samples studied, Fenwick considers new study is quite comprehensive and well done. Although most study participants were white, the results may apply to other groups as well.