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01 Apr 2007

Night shift

Hi
Am an adult working as a night shift.Would like to know if their are real health hazards what can occur in late life or anytime or not necessarily are their any hazards at all? Any suggestions you would like to comment Doctor?

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Workplace health expert

01 Jan 0001

Shift work is not a normal pattern of work. This is recognised - can cause or aggravate illness associated with ulcers, stress, insomnia, hypertension etc. One should have a medical before commencing shift work and regularly ( 1-2 years) thereafter.

Many people do not cope with shift work and choose to leave for alternative, day shift only. Then again many do cope and adjust their lifestyle - many prefer the free time of shift work.
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