Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks

As a symptom of coronary artery disease, angina is chest pain or discomfort when the heart doesn't get enough blood.

Dealing with worries or demands from family members can increase a person's risk of developing the painful symptoms of angina.

In a 6-year Danish study of 4,500 men and women in their forties and fifties, 9.5% of the men and 9.1% of the women suffered from angina. Most of these participants were in their 50's, less affluent, more depressed and endured the most demanding relationships with their relatives.

1 comment:

karen said...

I believe this completely. Being a caregiver for an Alz's family member the stess is so hard. Waiting to have a heart attack daily. Praying that will not happen.