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High blood pressure fluctuations probably cos of panic attacks/anxiety. Even go as high as 200/120. Could those cause strokes heartattack even tho Im18?

High blood pressure fluctuations probably cos of panic attacks/anxiety. Even go as high as 200/120. Could those cause strokes heartattack even tho Im18?

High blood pressure: It MAY be the other way around. Panic attacks raise blood pressure. Please see your doctor so he/she can monitor your BP. See a mental health professional to help you learn strategies to deal w/panic. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can you answer, is high blood pressure and constant panic attacks the same diagnosis?

Can you answer, is high blood pressure and constant panic attacks the same diagnosis?

No: Panic attacks can certainly raise your heart rate and blood pressure, but there are many other causes of hypertension. Talk with your doctor about medications that can help with treatment of both. ...Read more

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Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more

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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, TMJ & panic attacks & taking Diovan (valsartan) 80mg. Can I have a tattoo or will this cause interaction with my medicine.?

No interactions: While there is no interaction with the diovan, (valsartan) I don't know if tattooing would trigger your panic attacks. In addition, you may want to purchase your own tattoo needle and ink to take to the tattoo parlor with you. Tattooing is a risk factor for hepatitis c infection as well as other health concerns. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and was having a bad panic attack. They did my blood pressure and asked if I had hypertension and checked it twice. Is that bad?

I went to the doctor and was having a bad panic attack. They did my blood pressure and asked if I had hypertension and checked it twice. Is that bad?

Panic attacks: Can make your blood pressure high temporarily. It is not surprising that your blood pressure would be a little high in this situation. In order to be sure your blood pressure is OK, you need to go see your doctor when you are feeling fine, and have your blood pressure taken, to see if it has normalized. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have gad and panic attacks, even with meds to calm me, I get so nervous going to the dr my blood pressure is high. Any suggestions to help?

Anxiety/ Panic: Here a # of ways to address anxiety ; panic: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation (to mention a few). ...Read more

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Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will take a toll, physically and emotionally. See a mental health professional and get treatment. Panic attacks reflect underlying emotional issues. Psychotherapy will help you understand and overcome them. Get some help- you don't have to live with anxiety. ...Read more

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I have been on lisinopril 80mg a day and metoprolol 100mg a day for high blood pressure for a little over 2 weeks now. I cant sleep. And having panic?

I have been on lisinopril 80mg a day and metoprolol 100mg a day for high blood pressure for a little over 2 weeks now. I cant sleep. And having panic?

Secondary issue?: Neither Lisinopril & Metoprolol are associated w/insomnia & panic disorder as side effects. Www. Drugs. Com (no financial link) serves as a great resource re medications. Of note, pheochromocytoma (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pheochromocytoma/basics/definition/con-20030435) is a rare cause of hypertension that could potentially be linked to insomnia & panic attacks. Go see FamilyDo ...Read more

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Do you think I should be concerned about my blood pressure being high during panic attack?

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Do you think I should be concerned about my blood pressure being high during panic attack?

BP: How high? . Is the elevation in the systolic (top) reading or the bottom (diastolic). Any other symptoms? . If the bottom reading is high & persists after the attack subsides, consult your pcp. ...Read more

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Can panic attack cause flashing zig zag vision and sudden spike in blood pressure?

Can panic attack cause flashing zig zag vision and sudden spike in blood pressure?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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I suffer from terrible anxiety. During a mild panic attack I took my own blood pressure at home and the result was 149/87. Can panic cause a spike?

I suffer from terrible anxiety. During a mild panic attack I took my own blood pressure at home and the result was 149/87. Can panic cause a spike?

Yes, it can: Anxiety can cause increases in the systolic and diastolic blood pressures although as long as this is not sustained it is important to realize that you are not going to probably sustain any permanent damage from this single event. You may want to practice deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation, a representative resource is here:

http://www. Mtsu. Edu/healthpro/documents/meditation. Pdf ...Read more

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Could having an anxiety or panic attack prior to going to the doctor/having your blood pressure checked cause your blood pressure to elevate even hours later?

Could having an anxiety or panic attack prior to going to the doctor/having your blood pressure checked cause your blood pressure to elevate even hours later?

Anxiety response: It is a common phenomenon that one's blood pressure may rise significantly prior to, during, and remain elevated for a period of time after a visit to the primary care physician or other doctor visits. The likely cause is anticipatory anxiety: the messages we may give ourselves plus or minus re what we may share &/or learn from the pcp. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause anxiety attacks?

Does high blood pressure cause anxiety attacks?

Hypertension anxiety: Typically no. However, anxiety can increase you blood pressure. Certain blood pressure medications can help relieve anxiety too. Look into a class of medications called beta blockers. ...Read more

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What number of heart attacks are caused by high blood pressure?

What number of heart attacks are caused by high blood pressure?

Exact number unknown: High blood pressure is the leading cause of all heart disease, but exactly how many heart attacks are caused solely by high blood pressure is unknown. There are approximately 1.5 million heart attacks in the United States yearly, and it is estimated that high blood pressure is a significant factor in more than half of them. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Not the main: Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain and heart failure.
Concomitant coronary disease can occur and infarction can happen
hypertension is also asso. With aortic tear-dissection and that can involve coronaries and cause infarction.
More to the entire story but that' s a start. ...Read more

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Can it take many years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Can it take many years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Yes: High blood pressure along with high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, family history all contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. It is the rupture of these plaques in coronary arteries that causes heart attacks. It takes years to develop significant atherosclerotic plaques. ...Read more

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For high blood pressure to cause heart attack how long must it be high?

Impossible to answer: Believe it or not, htn, while a risk factor, is a relatively weak risk factor for heart attack. It's a big risk factor for stroke and congestive heart failure. (also kidney failure). Generally, risk factors must be present for decades to cause a heart attack, thus the "coronary prone age" is usually considered to be >55 for men and >65 for women (with many younger exceptions!). ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Not specific: Atherosclerosis develops over time and can occur without hypertension= high blood pressure!
heart attacks frequently occur without hypertension history. ...Read more

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How long does it take high blood pressure to cause heart attack? Hours, years, what?

How long does it take high blood pressure to cause heart attack? Hours, years, what?

Years: High blood pressure is associated with the development of atherosclerosis or plaques in the arteries. This accumulation of fat in the arterial wall takes years to develop. ...Read more

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Is it common for high blood pressure to cause heart attack or stroke?

Is it common for high blood pressure to cause heart attack or stroke?

It can happen: Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attack and stroke, is associated with the following high risk conditions: hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, family history of heart attack or stroke. Untreated high blood pressure is very dangerous. ...Read more

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Its dangerous to spike in blood pressure up to 215/99 during panic attack or anxiety?

Its dangerous to spike in blood pressure up to 215/99 during panic attack or anxiety?

It can be: As if you have a susceptible area in a blood vessel, it could cause a rupture (like an ruptured aneurysm) and it can place significant strain on the heart and brain, less so in the case of younger persons as yourself. Nonetheless you'd like to avoid spikes like this if possible. ...Read more

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When I have a panic attack my blood pressure goes up to 170/100. This lasts for about 30 min then goes dien to normal. Could this be dangerous?

Yes: Please talk to your family doctor about this. This is not that common in panic disorder and makes me wonder what your baseline BP is. If you were my patient I would consult with an internist or cardiologist to try to find out why this was happening and to see what could be done to prevent high blood pressure spikes in the future. Makes me wonder about whether you could have a pheochromocytoma. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my blood pressure to spike every time I have severe anxiety/panic attack? Took 1.50 Xanax (alprazolam) and my BP was still 138 at the drs.

138 Systolic?: Hoping you mean your blood pressure was 138 systolic (the top number)? Yes, your blood pressure increases with sympathetic discharge like you have during a severe anxiety or panic attack. It should come back down within a short while. The good news is that your heart is resilient and can deal with BP changes. Hoping you're working in therapy for anxiety also, and not relying on meds alone. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more