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A 47-year-old female asked:

Blood pressure and pulse sometimes high. blood tests and ecg ok. also anxiety. could thyroid be cause? long family history.

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Could be, but: I assume your thyroid has been checked already if you say your blood tests are normal. Are your blood pressure and pulse high when you are anxious only or also at times when you are relaxed? Are you doing something for stress management? Meditation, for example. Qi gong has been shown to lower blood pressure, as have deep breathing exercises.
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Dr. Lonna Larsh commented
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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You asked, "Bp and pulse sometimes up when relaxed. Not sure what blood tests done. Would thyroid be likely? Worth retesting?" Thyroid is possible, but is not likely to cause fluctuations in BP or pulse. See your doctor again.
Dec 17, 2012
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 60 years experience
See MD: You need to rechecked by md.Ask questions.Can be thyroid.Need further evaluation before any treatment can be given!
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