Stock Trading Is Hazardous To Your Health: Here’s Why

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Working on stock trade might be hazardous to your health.  Stock trading is very stressful and fast-paced.  Only a few people survived, stayed, and became successful in this profession.  It may because on the stress level this job has.

French scientists on Thursday have figured out the link between stress and heart disease.  This is due to people with a highly active amygdala.  People who have a very a highly active amygdala are at risk for heart disease and stroke.

An active amydala usually occurs among those with high-paying , but stressful jobs, like stock trading.  It is important to know what’s best for you like eating healthy, not staying up too late, and staying away from stressed co-workers, too.  

What is amygdala and what it does

Amygdala is a region in the brain that focuses in stress processing.  Visually, they are almond-shaped neuron clusters embedded deep in the brain.  They also help regulate emotions, fear, anxiety, stress and even pleasure.

An increase in bone marrow activity also blames an active amygdala.  This results to the clumping of the white blood cells on the artery walls that may restrict the blood flow to the heart and through all parts of the body.  Thus, the person gets more prone to getting blood clots, heart disease and stroke.

The stressed-out amygdala sends signals to the bone marrow to produce extra white blood cells.  This, however, will cause the arteries to narrow and inflame resulting to cardiovascular diseases, reports Inquirer.Net.  The lead author of the study Ahmed Tawakol of the Masachusetts General Hospital, explains that when there is reduction of stress, a person may have more benefits, including a sense of psychological well-being.

Also, those with a higher activity amygdala develops problems much sooner than those with a lower activity.  In a study, those who has an active amygdala has more inflammation in the blood and the walls of their arteries.  Ilze Bot of Leiden University in the Netherlands, believes the same.  That, chronic stress can really lead to cardiovascular diseases in the future or even sooner.

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