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When I sit in front of computer continuously for more than 2

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When I sit in front of computer continuously for more than 2 hours, my blood pressure increases to 160 from 130. Does it make sense? If yes, what is the reason?
JA: Is this consistent, or is there some fluctuation in blood pressure?
Customer: I am not sure. I have noticing from many years that in the morning my blood pressure is close to 115/75 but in the evening it is usually around 150/90 or higher. So my blood pressure increases after working in the office for whole day. In the office I usually sit in front of the computer a lot,
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 days ago.

How old are you?

Did you get your blood pressure checked by doctor?

Do you take any medicine?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 days ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.
I am sorry for your health conditions.
There can be variation in both systolic & diastolic blood pressure during different parts of day & night.
It is usually lower at night while sleeping.
It begins to rise in the morning.
Highest level usually occurs after 10 AM with peaking around noon.
The rise varies but it is usually 20/15 in most cases.
10-20% decrease of blood pressure occurs at night with nadir at 3 AM.
Some factors may influence like stress, smoking, shift work.
However, your variation sounds excessive.
I would suggest to take an ambulatory blood pressure recording from doctor.
You can have a clear picture then.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your good health.
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