Mental Burnout Can Cause Problems With The Heart
Burnout, when we feel tired all the time, is associated with heart disease and the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Another new study suggests that other effects of mental and physical exhaustion may be atrial fibrillation or an irregular heartbeat.
Burnout is caused by constant, prolonged stress. This is most often the case when a person feels hopeless and cannot control the course of events at work or at home.
According to researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, it is another form of depression and is characterized by depressed mood, guilt and low self-esteem.
The researchers monitored the health of over 11,000 people by monitoring how many people took antidepressants for 25 years, how tired, angry or irritable they were.
Those with the highest rates of burnout had a 20% increased risk of atrial fibrillation. Interestingly, people who had trouble controlling their anger did not have an increased risk of developing heart problems.
Complaints of atrial fibrillation are widespread, affecting 27 million people in America and Europe, but the reasons for this are still unclear.
And yet, according to researcher Parveen Grag, it is impossible to overstate the importance of avoiding burnout for heart health. Pay attention to your feelings and keep track of your personal stress levels.