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In what ways are high blood pressure and anxiety related?

In what ways are high blood pressure and anxiety related?

Anxiety may lead to: Hypertension by constricting blood vessels near the surface of the body as part of the fight/flight response. If this emergency response is set off too often or stays on too long, blood pressure may become persistently elevated. Skin temperature biofeedback is an effective treatment. Check www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org for biofeedback professionals & more information.. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Can anxiety make ur blood pressure get high when I have anxiety symptoms i notice a lot my BP gets verry high how can I help this im on toporal 100 mg?

Can anxiety make ur blood pressure get high  when I have anxiety symptoms i notice a lot my BP gets verry high how can I help this im on toporal 100 mg?

Yes: Anxiety could make your BP high. Then your anxiety attacks should be treated in order to control your bp. Talk to your physician about your anxiety attacks. ...Read more

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Could having aniety attacks raise the blood pressure and heart rate? If so, how long does anxiety symptoms last?

Could having aniety attacks raise the blood pressure and heart rate? If so, how long does anxiety symptoms last?

BP ; Heart Rate: Yes, anxiety attacks raise BP and heart rate. Such attacks are self-limiting, with the most intense symptoms resolving in minutes and the aftermath in an hour or two. It leaves folks fearful of another one happening. A good psychologist can help you mange them and many people do very well indeed. Peace and good health in our stressful world. ...Read more

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Can anxiety raise your blood pressure?

Can anxiety raise your blood pressure?

Anxiety: Not sure if you are taking blood pressure medications, but anxiety itself can slightly raise the systolic blood pressure reading during an attack. ...Read more

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How much can your blood pressure raise due to severe anxiety?

How much can your blood pressure raise due to severe anxiety?

A substantial amount: Severe anxiety has been well known to potentially elevate someone's blood pressure to markedly high levels, potentially enough to cause heart failure, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), or even a ruptured vessel. While severe elevations are not extremely frequent, they are quite common, particularly in patients who already have high blood pressure and are on numerous medicines. ...Read more

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When i'm having high anxiety BP is 150/98 when i relax it returns to 119/79 range, could anxiety cause such a rise in blood pressure?

When i'm having high anxiety BP is 150/98 when i relax it returns to 119/79 range, could anxiety cause such a rise in blood pressure?

Anxiety;BP: Yes, anxiety can impact your bp. Some breath work might help. Look up deep breathing techniques to learn how to regulate your breathing and slow it down. Practice the techniques several times a day, even when you're feeling ok. There are several other relaxation techniques(visualization, muscle relaxation, mindfulness, music, etc), find what works for you. ...Read more

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How can i make sure my anxiety doesnt cause my blood pressure to rise? I refuse to let my mind negatively effect my health. I wont take meds either

How can i make sure my anxiety doesnt cause my blood pressure to rise? I refuse to let my mind negatively effect my health. I wont take meds either

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as panic attacks, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. You can certainly choose not to take medication, however. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more