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A 22-year-old male asked:

can your blood pressure raise from being nervous?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
SURE: Adrenaline excursions into your bloodstream, as well as other stress related hormones can cause tightening of the blood vessels, raising blood pressure and pulse, shortlived though.
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Too Nervous: Yes, when we are nervous our bodies respond to this emotion by increasing our heart rate, breathing, etc. As such, blood pressure is also increased.
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Yes: Yes, many systems will go into action when you get nervous. Blood pressure up, heart rate up, light headed, nausea, stomach ache, weak feeling and several others may occur.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bp and anxiety: Usually the increase is mild, transient and in the top reading (systolic pressure).

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What are the reasons for getting blood pressure in earlier?

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Hello im senior chief engineering from iraq working in ministry of science and technology of iraq my blood pressure some time not stable?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Does working on graveyard shift trigger blood pressure to get high than usual?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Bp : I am aware of no study that shows that altered schedule shift work promotes higher blood pressures. That doesn't mean it couldn't be true but i don't think there's been any rigorous study of it.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Blood pressure was 204/143. What risks could there be if i didn't do anything about it?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are foods to eat to reduce blood pressure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
BP: The main food to avoid is salt. Sodium chloride........ Look up the dash diet, it is the recommended diet for hypertension.

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