Dr. Ruderman: Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Good Morning San Diego medical expert Dr. Steven Ruderman discussed a new study that said stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension.

The researchers found that in comparison with their peers who slept well and did not experience work-related stress, hypertensive employees with stress and insomnia were three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 2,000 employees whose ages ranged from 25 to 65 years. These workers had high blood pressure, but, at the time of the study, they did not have cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

Although those with either job-related stress or insomnia did have an increased risk of cardiovascular death, the risk was higher when people had both of these factors present in their everyday lives.

The authors published their findings in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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