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A 24-year-old male asked:

I have a health anxiety disorder and ocd. when i eat sugar my heart rate rises into the 80's-90's range and today had a panic attack. bp 128/81. ?

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Dr. Joseph Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Anxiety and health: It is not uncommon for anxiety to cause health problems. Many people with Panic Disorder incorrectly believe they are having a heart attack. i am unsure if there is a correlation between sugar, heart rate and panic. If you have high BP you need to lower your stress and get BP medication. If your panic continues see a MH professional.

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