A 31-year-old female asked:
my resting blood pressure is 110/70. however when i am stressed (which is a lot recently) it gets up to around 150/90. could situational high blood pressure cause an aneurysm or an enlarged heart?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Cornelius Oleary answered
18 years experience Urgent Care
Blood pressure: That is an excellent question. Blood pressure varies throughout the day, depending on what you are doing. Stressful tasks or situations such as driving, raise BP due to the "fight or flight" mechanism which drives the sympathetic nervous system. Blood pressure is measured at rest but as a Physician I believe in the future we will start educating people about how lifestyle/work affect BP all day
Answered on Oct 25, 2019
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