A 42-year-old member asked:
Will having even a small anxiety or panic attack cause your blood pressure to go up for the rest of the day?
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Psychiatry 39 years experience
Not by itself: Anxiety does cause BP to rise, of course. But hypertension as a condition needing treatment typically begins as "labile" hypertension--high blood pressure than comes and goes. If an anxietry attack triggers persisting high bp, it should be reviewed by a physician for possible treatment.
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Last updated Jan 28, 2017
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