A study conducted at the University of Gothenburg reinforces the notion that chronic severe stress can increase one’s likelihood of stroke. A team of researchers, led by Katrina Jood, found an association between subjects’ self-reported feelings of anxiety and stroke.
“The study contributes with important indications that the association between stress and stroke may differ between different stroke subtypes,” said Jood. “Stress may be related to behaviors associated with an increased susceptibility for stroke, such as smoking, physical inactivity, and socioeconomic status.”
Patients were asked to gauge their stress levels on a scale of 1 to 5. Those who identified themselves as chronically stressed showed the highest incidence of metabolic problems and cryptogenic strokes. According to the World Health Organization, stroke is the cause of nearly 10 percent of deaths around the planet.
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