Researchers from Laval University, Quebec say that chronic job stress can raise blood pressure. This is especially true of white-collar workers. The research, appearing in the American Journal of Public Health, found that low support levels and tight deadlines increased blood pressure especially in men. The study followed 6,719 workers over more than seven years. "Our study supports the hypothesis that job strain, particularly in workers with low social support at work, may contribute to increased blood pressure," said lead researcher Dr Chantal Guimont. Previous studies had found that stress could lead to ill health, but effects on blood pressure have so far produced mixed results. But the current study says that stress is bad for blood pressure. Reacting to the study, Chris Rowe, head of the HSE's stress programme, said, "There is good evidence that there are physical manifestations of stress. Most people work under an awful lot of pressure. It's managing it that is important." << Zambia Struggling To Identify AIDS Sufferers Flu outbreak imminent in Australia. >> Recommended Reading Andropause / Male Menopause Andropause or male menopause causing low libido in a man is due to decreasing level of male hormones, like testosterone. Symptoms of andropause are depression, irritability. READ MORE Diet and High Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of above 140 mm Hg (systolic) and or 90mm Hg (diastolic). READ MORE Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoid heart attack are listed. READ MORE Is Your Man Moody? Women get confused by the behavior of men in their lives. It is time they realize that men too have frequent mood swings. READ MORE Palpitations And Arrhythmias Palpitations are unpleasant sensation of one’s own heartbeat. READ MORE Stress and the Gender Divide Stress has become entwined in the current lifestyle of a young working couple and has resulted in the rise in incidence of hypertension, diabetes and psychosomatic illnesses. READ MORE Thalassemia Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on through parental genes causing the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Side Effects Calculator Post-Nasal Drip Blood Donation - Recipients More News on: ThalassemiaPalpitations And ArrhythmiasDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseDiet and High Blood PressureStress Relief Through Alternative MedicineStress and the Gender DivideAndropause / Male MenopauseQuiz on HypertensionHeart Attack- Lifestyle RisksIs Your Man Moody?