Women divorced multiple times are twice more likely to get a heart attack than women who are happy in their married life. A new study conducted by the Duke University Medical Center reveals that divorce brings the risk of heart attack closer in both men and women and the risk tends to increase in women who are divorced more than once.
The study was carried out on 15827 men and women who were married once in their lifetime. The participants were asked questions regarding their marital status and health after every two years during the span of 1992 to 2010. Surprisingly, the studies indicated that around one-third people divorced once during these eight years.
Stress of Divorce Makes the Impact
The study reveals that women suffer from a lot of stress due to divorce and it makes a lasting impact on their health. This is one of the main reasons behind the increase in the incidences of heart attack among women, who went through divorce multiple times. The women who divorced once were 24 percent more at risk of getting a heart attack as compared to women who remained married.
While in women who are divorced twice or even more times the risk of heart attack is doubled also causing high blood pressure or diabetes in some cases.
Effect of Divorce on the Health of Women
In any fallout, one of the partners is more affected and harmed both psychologically and biologically. It is very hard to adjust when the marriage is dissolved. Apart from ending one of the most significant relationships of life, other adjustments such as property disputes, custody of the children, financial stability and insurances also cause great distress to women especially if they are dependent financially on their husband.
All this stress can affect the stress hormone cortisol, which spikes the cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure to unhealthy heights. This can lead to permanent health problems in many women.