Study: Working Overtime Increases The Risk Of Masked Hypertension Or White Coat Hypertension
It Occurs When The Patient Has High Pressure At Home, But It Shows As Normal When Visiting The Doctor
Most modern life jobs require working overtime. There are deadlines, meetings, and in many cases, there are communications with locations in different time zones. However, it might be negative for health. According to studies, working overtime can 70% increase in the risk of “masked hypertension” or “white coat hypertension”. This occurs when the person registers high blood pressure at home, but its level is normal when visiting the doctor. There is hypertension in calm environments, but normal pressure in controlled environments, such as work, or the doctor’s office. The risk of masked hypertension increases if working more than 40 hours per week, and there is much more increase when working more than 49 hours per week. It can be detected by wearing a high blood pressure monitor for 24 hours on a normal day. Additional details click here.