The World Hypertension Day is observed every year on May 17 in a bid to increase awareness of hypertension and educate people about the problems caused due to hypertension. This year’s on World Hypertension Day, the theme is ‘Know Your Numbers’.
Now a days, many people between the age group of 20-40 are complaining of mental health issues and unfortunately this number is only increasing. Here are a list of high stress jobs and can lead to hypertension, among its employees.
World Hypertension Day: What is Hypertension?
According to World Health Organisation, Hypertension is a condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure. This medical condition can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. However, this disease is preventable and controllable if an individual will take proper care of his health.
World Hypertension Day: Most Stressful Jobs Around the World
As many working professionals have complained of the conditions, here is a list of most stressed out jobs, not just in India but world-wide. As per CareerCast, the top ten stressed jobs include:
Rank 1: Enlisted Military Personnel
Rank 2: Firefighter
Rank 3: Airline Pilot,
Rank 4: Police Officer,
Rank 5: Broadcaster,
Rank 6: Event Coordinator,
Rank 7: Newspaper Reporter,
Rank 8: Public Relations Executive,
Rank 9: Senior Corporate Executive and Taxi Driver jobs
Rank 10: Taxi Drivers
World Hypertension Day: Employers’ role
As per a recent study called, ‘As Uncertainty Remains, Anxiety and
Stress Reach a Tipping Point at Work’ by, Oracle, the pandemic has made the matter worse for the mental health issues and even for those who were working from home.
The survey which had 12,000 employees, managers, HR leaders, and C-level executives as participants, across 11 countries reveled that 78 per cent say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health. “Mental health at work is not just a workplace issue; it’s spilling over into people’s personal lives, especially those who have been working from home,” claims the survey report.
Of the total surveyed people, 85 per cent say their mental health issues
are causing sleep deprivation, poor physical health, reduced happiness at home, suffering family relationships, or isolation from friends.
Stating that their is less done by the employers to tackle the mental health issues, it said, that 76 per cent feel that of workers believe their company
should be doing more to protect the mental health of their workforce.