High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack.
If fact, research shows that those of us who perceive a lot of stress in our lives are at higher risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems over the long term.
The Swedes who had a stress disorder, it turns out, had significantly higher rates of heart problems compared to their siblings.
He points to other studies that show depression, anxiety and stress increase the risk of cardiovascular events.
"Over the long term, repeated, persistent [stress] responses will activate the immune system and contribute to inflammation," says Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, a physician and professor of medicine at McGill University.