Emotional stressors, such as financial stress and a lack of control over work, can make a significant difference to the risk factors for hypertension.
(PRWEB UK) 27 February 2013
High blood pressure (Hypertension), a major cause of heart disease, affects an estimated 30% of the population. That’s around 16 million people in the UK and a staggering 68 million people in the USA.
Low socio-economic status has previously been linked as a risk factor for high blood pressure, although the reasons are unclear. The new study is the first to look at wages, a large component of socio-economic status.
National Institute of Health researchers explained, “Wages are an indicator of job quality and may be linked to feelings of self-worth. Low wages can also create financial stress for families that find themselves short of funds to pay for rent, electricity, heat, and gas for their cars.”
The research found that doubling the wages of younger workers was associated with a 25 to 30 percent decrease in the risk of a hypertension diagnosis, and doubling the wages of women was associated with a 30 to 35 percent decrease in the risk of a hypertension diagnosis.
Rob Woodgate, co-founder of ‘Hypnotension’ says, “This research supports our findings that emotional stressors, such as financial stress and a lack of control over work, can make a significant difference to the risk factors for hypertension."
While hypertension is often associated with older males, the researchers said it was “somewhat surprising” to see strong correlations between hypertension and women and younger workers.
The Hypnotension programme is an interesting, simple approach to lower blood pressure naturally that works alongside conventional medical treatment to offer hypertension sufferers a chance to take control of the lifestyle factors affecting their blood pressure.
The Hypnotension programme is delivered by a large network of qualified practitioners in the UK and it is growing rapidly around the globe. To find their nearest Certified Hypnotension Practitioner, members of the public may simply enter their postcode on the Hypnotension website.