Stress at work 'can lead to physical illness'

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Stress at work can lead to much more serious health problems further down the line for professionals across all sectors in the UK.

That is according to Dr Steve Mowle, vice chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), who has told the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph that mental anxiety can cause a wide variety of physical issues.

Earlier this month, research conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and healthcare provider Simplyhealth revealed that stress has now become the biggest single cause of long-term sickness absence in the UK.

This means such problems are now more common than other ailments like injuries caused by slips and trips and the CIPD attributed this trend to the cultural change that has occurred in the country throughout the recession.

And Dr Mowle indicated that anxiety can result in problems like headaches, back pain and even cardiovascular difficulties as it "overwhelms" individuals.

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17/10/2011 16:25