Check Heart Strength Through Hair
A study, published in the Stress Journal mentioned that jobs, marriage and finances are associated with increased risk and the development of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks.
“Traditionally, cortisol is measured in the body’s serum, urine, and saliva. It measures the levels of cortisol but does not reflect the stress response in the long term,” said study author Stan Van Uum and Gideon Koren of the University of Western Ontario according to Times of India.
Cortisol is found in the hair shaft is possible to measure the hormone cortisol in the longer term. The researchers measured the hair samples from 56 men who had a heart attack and 56 others who were suffering from non-cardiovascular health problems.
As a result, patients who suffer heart attacks have higher cortisol levels in their hair. The study concluded that after risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking and a history of coronary heart disease in the family, hair cortisol levels is the strongest predictors of potential heart attack.