Dangers of overwork: Long hours and stress can lead to heart attack and stroke

 Experts say prolonged work can lead to chronic stress and fatigue, sleep deprivation and an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
Experts say prolonged work can lead to chronic stress and fatigue, sleep deprivation and an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. PHOTO: PIXABAY

SINGAPORE - Two years ago, private-hire driver Thir Lochan Singh was walking to the carpark when he suddenly started sweating and felt a sharp pain in the middle of his chest.

He was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he was found to have had a heart attack. The next day, Mr Singh underwent stent surgery to keep his artery from narrowing or closing again.

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