There are many workers that undergo high pressures at work. These pressures and constant interaction into stressful situations can and does take a toll on a worker’s health. Whether the stress comes from on the job duties or due to the personalities of co-workers it is vital that you keep the situation in check and stay tuned in with your doctor to ensure your health is not being negatively affected.
Workplace stress can cause many long-term medical complications including high blood pressure which in itself can cause medical issues including heart attacks, depression, and aneurysms. If you have already been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is vital to follow the advice of your doctor, take any prescribed medications, and work on reducing stress in your work life and your home life.
Signs of high blood pressure can be non-existent so it is best to stick with annual checkups with your physician. Some patients will experience persistent headaches, dizziness, episodes of blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and chest pains. If any of these symptoms arise, especially when undergoing high amounts of stress, you should get to your doctor fast.
Long term damage including heart and kidney failure, eye damage, and other medical complications can be the result of chronic hypertension and can result in your being unable to work for a long period of time or never again.
If you have been diagnosed with stress related health issues that may be attributed to your work environment, contact our legal team to discuss your situation. You may have a claim for workers compensation. You can reach us toll free at 888-799-3918 or by using our online contact form.