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can panic attacks cause high blood pressure

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
High blood pressure: It MAY be the other way around. Panic attacks raise blood pressure. Please see your doctor so he/she can monitor your BP. See a mental health profe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress management: Frequent spikes in blood pressure (labile hypertension)are harmful but may not cause enlargement of the left ventricle such as occurs in longstanding ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Gerwell
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: Panic attacks can certainly raise your heart rate and blood pressure, but there are many other causes of hypertension. Talk with your doctor about med ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get shock?: Not sure what that means, but something you need to get is solid therapy help. Medications alone are not nearly as helpful as a combination w/ really ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Hold On: Take it easy. You have several problems that are responsive to calmness and stillness. Why voluntarily add a body altering procedure to your life? It ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Dickens
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rapid heart rate: Underlying medical illnesses, stress, caffeine, medications, drugs, alcohol, just to name a few
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Blood pressure heart: You need to have a 24 hr BP study done. I would recommend leaning transcendental meditation.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Panic attacks: can make your blood pressure high temporarily. It is not surprising that your blood pressure would be a little high in this situation. In order to be ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: given your description, you need a cardiologist input, before labeling your case as labile hypertension, rather paroxysmal hypertension, as it is rela ... Read More
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