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Doctor insights on: Can Panic Attacks Cause High Blood Pressure

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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. Scott Keith
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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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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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