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A 61-year-old male asked:

Hi doctors. i take losartan 100 mg and metoprolol er 100 mg for high blood pressure. when my blood pressure is elevated, how many points do you add to the blood pressure reading because of anxiety?

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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Blood pressure medications should be titrated by your doctor keeping in mind the anxiety. Episode of anxiety can cause temporary dramatic spike in BP. If anxiety is contributing to hypertension, it can be treated independently. BP should have same goals of control and treatment plan should be discussed with the patient. A consensus is usually reached. Hope it helps.
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