High Blood Pressure & Hypertension
Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. It is a potentially deadly condition that can cause heart attacks, strokes and other dangerous medical complications. One of the known causes of high blood pressure is stress, which is inherent to many jobs, ranging from law enforcement positions to production jobs with high quotas and tight deadlines.
Hypertension can be treated with medication and lifestyle changes that reduce stress or other factors that can raise blood pressure. This kind of treatment may be covered by South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits if a worker’s high blood pressure was caused by job conditions.