The effects of stress-related illnesses can remain with you…

Stress – The choice of a lifetime partner? - Article 4(5)

In article 1-3 we have explored what it means to be stressed and how to recognise stress in yourself and others. Now we will look at a general overview of what health risks that comes with work-place stress.

When you are stressed the risk of you developing unhealthy behaviours is increased. Common such behaviours are heavy alcohol consumption, no exercise, eating a lot of unhealthy food, and taking up or increasing the use of tobacco or drugs. None of these behaviours will be very good for you in the long run.

The risks of stress doesn’t stop there. Most people know that if you are stressed your risk of heart problems are increased. But did you know that if you are in a situation where you experience the stress levels as high, the risk of you developing heart problems increases with at least 50%?

You are also at risk of developing Musculoskeletal disorders that often comes with severe long-term pain and possible disability.

And to make matters worse you are at high risk of developing mental health problems. The risk of developing depression when you experience your stress level as high is increased with up to four times. Examples of other mental health problems you are at risk of developing would be anxiety and burnout.

These are just some of the health issues you can experience as a consequence of work-related stress. Many of them can remain with you for the rest of your life.

Who will be your life-time partner?

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