Wall Street traders: how trading affects your hormones…and vice versa.

Paying attention to your hormones pays off. Literally. If you’re a trader on Wall Street, you know how stressful it can be. But did you know that the stress caused by the market’s ups and downs can affect your hormones? And your hormones can affect your health…and your wins and losses. Research shows that when your trades are profitable, your body releases testosterone. Testosterone can make you feel euphoric and dominant—like you can conquer the world. But when the market is volatile, your body releases cortisol, a stress hormone. (Pressure from upper management also contributes to cortisol production; that’s probably no surprise to anyone with a boss.) This data comes from a research collaboration between a Wall Street trader and a neuroscientist who studied hormone levels among traders in London. What happens when your cortisol is up? Your energy gets depleted Blood glucose (sugar) rises Your body shuts down non-essential processes such as digestion You can suffer stress-induced hypertension You may get ulcers Testosterone levels drop in men Women experience irregular menstrual cycles You have an increased likelihood of infectious diseases Cortisol is meant to be a short-term aid to survival. But when you work in a stressful career like trading, cortisol can build up in your body over the years, causing real health problems. What’s more, cortisol can cause you to be more risk aversive—so trades tend to be...
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Authors: Keshavarzi F, Mehdizadeh S, Khazaie H, Ghadami MR Abstract OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between OSA and preeclampsia. METHODS: Between 30 and 39 weeks gestation, objective sleep apnea were evaluated in 38 normal pregnant and 40 preeclamptic women. Preeclampsia was defined by having a blood pressure (BP)> 140/90 mmHg on two occasions after the 20th week of pregnancy with excess protein in the urine (> 300 mg in 24 h) or 30 mg persistent proteinuria (...
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to evaluate the relative prevalence of cardiovascular as well as other comorbidities, in patients with the overlap syndrome, as compared to patients that are diagnosed solely with OSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined thirty-eight (38) patients (27 men, 11 women) with coexisting COPD and OSA - overlap syndrome (Group 1) vs. 38 patients with OSA-only (Group 2), matched for sex, age, and Body Mass Index (BMI). All patients underwent pulmonary function tests (PFTs), oximetry and overnight polysomnography and were asked about other coexisting chronic diseases and medications. RESULTS: Th...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Supplemental oxygen can be used to eliminate the rise in morning blood pressure for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to a small study, led by UK researchers.
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Conclusion: This study shows that the severity of OSA is not associated with the recurrence of AF after catheter ablation in Korean patients. Treatment of OSA for the sole indication of lowering AF recurrence may need to be reconsidered.Pulse 2018;6:103 –111
Source: Pulse - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Prevalence and major risk factors within the UAE are similar to those in other countries. Sleeping disorders and snoring campaigns and management facilities should be considered to raise the awareness about these issues and manage their risk factors.
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
I read with great interest the recently published article entitled “Relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and essential hypertension: A dose−response meta-analysis” by Xia et al. [1]. The authors found that a high apnea−hypopnea index (AHI) significantly increased the risk of essential hypertension compared with a low AHI (odds ratio = 1.77 ) and reported that the risk of essential hypertension increased by 17% for every 10-events/h increase in the AHI.
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Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Medical Sciences, Volume 63, Issue 1Author(s): Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta MalyszkoAbstractCoronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors – hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among pati...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 April 2018Source: PeptidesAuthor(s): Linghui Gong, Shenglin Zhang, Linrui Li, Xin Gao, Dongxia Wang, Dachang Wu, Ke Wang, Yan LiuAbstractSoluble (pro)renin receptor [s(P)RR], which is generated from cleavage of (P)RR, can be detected in plasma and urine. s(P)RR levels can reflect the severity of some diseases, such as renal lesions, gestational diabetes mellitus or hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. However, the relationship between s(P)RR levels and the severity of chronic heart failure remains undetermined. We studied s(P)RR levels in 118 patients with chronic heart ...
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In this study, we made a customized smartphone app and used mobile health devices to track PWV, blood pressure, heart rate, physical activity, sleep duration, and multiple lifestyle risk factors in ≈250 adults for 17 continual weeks. Eligible participants were identified by a company database and then were consented and enrolled using only a smartphone app, without any special training given. Study participants reported high overall satisfaction, and 73% of participants were able to measure blood pressure and PWV,
Source: Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Studies, Primary Prevention, Risk Factors, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension Original Articles Source Type: research
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