The risk of hypertension, ie high blood pressure, increases manifold due to the habit of staying up late in the office. According to a study by the American Heart Association, people who work more than 10 hours a day and work for more than 10 hours per day, according to a study of 49 hours a week, are at 66 percent higher risk of hypertension. Not only this, in many patients there is a high risk of masked hypertension, a condition in which the BP does not detect blood pressure even after going to the doctor for routine checkup. Not only employees who stay late in the office for overtime are at risk, but employees who work 41 hours a week, 40 hours a week, or 1 hour more than an 8-hour typical workweek every day, are also high blood The risk of pressure increases.
The risk of hypertension, ie high blood pressure, increases manifold due to the habit of staying up late in the office.
In this study, researchers monitored the activities of 3 thousand 500 white collar employees working in 3 public institutions in Quebec, Canada for 5 years. During this study, all the participants had to wear a BP monitoring device in which their regular readings were recorded. According to the study’s lead author, Xavier Trudel, both minor hypertension and masked hypertension can push the patient towards heart disease. During this study, all the factors like age, gender, education, occupation, smoking status, BMI, job stress level etc. were also focused on the participants.