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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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ConclusionsSG seems effective and safe in obese HIV patients. However, ART treatment should be monitored post-SG to control HIV infection. We suggest that some ART should be adapted  before SG conjoints with infectious disease specialists.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo summarize research from the past 2  years on the association between insomnia, short sleep duration, and hypertension and provide a critical analysis of the evidence and suggestions for future directions in this field.Recent FindingsEvidence indicates that the association between insomnia and elevated blood pressure (BP) or stage 1 and 2 hypertension is stronger in those with chronic insomnia, as compared to those with isolated insomnia symptoms, and primarily found in those with the insomnia with objective short sleep duration phenotype. There is a key gap in ambulatory BP monitoring acros...
Source: Current Hypertension Reports - Category: Primary Care Source Type: research
Imagine you have a friend named Justin. He is a schoolteacher. Honest, hardworking, doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks alcohol, sleeps well, doesn’t take drugs, shows up at work every day. He has also chosen to be vegetarian. Another friend of yours, an auto mechanic named Tommy, eats fast food, loves fried chicken, drinks too much beer on the weekends, likes to drive fast cars, and sometimes gets into legal tangles. He smokes cigarettes, though has limited it to only half-a-pack per day. Late weekends, some weekday nights, sleep cut short to just two or three hours. Tommy is not a vegetarian, but likes his burgers r...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle Source Type: blogs
It has been hypothesized that pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) may trigger sleep disordered breathing (SDB). In patients with chronic thromboembolic PH (CTEPH), pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is potentially effective to improve PH. We assessed the pre- and post-operative prevalence of SDB in CTEPH patients submitted to PEA and the relationship between SDB and clinical, pulmonary and hemodynamic factors.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news
Study Objectives:Many studies suggest an association of both short and long sleep duration with all-cause mortality, but the effect of co-occurrence of sleep duration and other lifestyle risk factors or health status remains unclear.Methods:A total of 17,184 participants aged 18 years or older from rural areas of China were examined at baseline from 2007 to 2008 and followed up from 2013 to 2014. Cox proportional hazard models were used to estimate the hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI).Results:During 6-year follow-up, we identified 1,101 deaths. The multivariable-adjusted mortality risk was significantly h...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe establishment of expert-based criteria to define nSH should standardize diagnosis and allow a better understanding of its epidemiology, prognosis and, ultimately, treatment.
Source: Clinical Autonomic Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
Severe chronic vascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of co-morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2). Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been linked to CVD in the general population due to enhanced sympathetic activation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and hypertension; however data for DM2 patients is scarce. Therefore, the aim of the present analysis to assess whether SDB is associated with CVD in patients with DM2, independent of other known associated factors.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This article explores the intraindividual variability in illness representations of people with multiple chronic conditions and examines how representations of hypertension and arthritis are associated with self-management. Intraclass correlations determined the proportion of within-person variability in illness representations including Timeline, Consequences, Personal Control, and Timeline-Cyclical for 25 adults aged 64 and older. Within-person consistency across illnesses was present for Timeline and Timeline-Cyclical, but variability across illnesses in Personal Control and Consequences. Correlations revealed associati...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research
For the last two decades, evidence has been mounting that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may be a cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). OSA causes repeated acute falls in nocturnal arterial blood oxygen saturation, and rises in blood pressure and heart rate. These physiological changes, combined with the acute mechanical stress placed on the heart from the often very large negative pleural pressure swings during obstructed breathing, were postulated to provide the substrate necessary to induce acute events such as myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, acute heart failure, stroke and sudden cardiovascular death. Observationa...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
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