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Doctor insights on: High Blood Pressure During Stress Test

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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,116 Doctors shared insights

Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Clifford Dr. Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
39 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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What can be the cause of high blood pressure when you have a normal heart echo and stress test any suggestions what to look for?

What can be the cause of high blood pressure when you have a normal heart echo and stress test any suggestions what to look for?

Genetics and diet: Essential hypertension is probably genetic, but too much sodium in your diet, lack of exercise and excessive alcohol intake can all add to difficulty controlling blood pressure. One other cause is obstructive sleep apnea. Resistent hypertension can often be linked to untreated sleep apnea.

Dr. Joseph Shen Dr. Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
27 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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I have high blood pressure 179/117. I have had an ecg, echocardiogram, chest ex ray, stress test & they are all very good. What could be causing this?

I have high blood pressure 179/117. I have had an ecg, echocardiogram, chest ex ray, stress test & they are all very good. What could be causing this?

Look deeper: There are multiple possibilities. The first come to mind is kidney problems, the second is hardening of your arteries, the third could be neurological. Your medications, sodium intake can also contribute to this. You need to look deeper to find the cause asap. It is dangerous to dismiss this high of a blood pressure! wishing you well...

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu Dr. Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
23 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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People who are stressed are suffering from high blood pressure. Is this true?

People who are stressed are suffering from high blood pressure. Is this true?

Not really: Although stress may make high blood pressure worse the two are really independent problems. Each should be treated appropriately but a healthy lifestyle can alleviate both.

Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Is high blood pressure a sign that I am too stressed?

Is high blood pressure a sign that I am too stressed?

It can be: If your blood pressure is usually normal, and now it is up and you are under more than usual stress, then stress can be the cause of elevated blood pressure. However it is possible you actually have the condition of high blood pressure, and if it is high enough it needs to be treated. Your doctor will want to recheck it several times hours apart to determine if you need treatment.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I am 17and have high blood pressure recently. I have been fairly busy and stressed out, could that make it high?

I am 17and have high blood pressure recently. I have been fairly busy and stressed out, could that make it high?

Stress ; BP: "stress" can cause some changes in your heart rate and blood pressure, but these generally normalize when your stress remits. Certain drugs can elevate BP too. You're very young to have sustained high blood pressure. I suggest a full evaluation with your physician.

Dr. Rajesh Boorgu Dr. Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
23 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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I have high blood pressure, not high enough for BP pills. Other then exercise what can I due to lower my bp. I have been stressed for years, no oulet?

I have high blood pressure, not high enough for BP pills. Other then exercise what can I due to lower my bp. I have been stressed for years, no oulet?

Fruits and vegetable: The dash diet or dietary approach to stop hypertension is a well researched and recommended plan for this purpose. Details here http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash. Pdf.

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Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have high blood pressure and repeatedly check my blood pressure throughout the day how do I break this habit. Totally stressed about high blood pre?

I have high blood pressure and repeatedly check my blood pressure throughout the day how do I break this habit. Totally stressed about high blood pre?

Get Expert 2 Assess: If u're checking ur BP 2reassure urself that it's ok + u feel some relief after u check (though relief doesn't last because doubt that u may have missed something starts taking hold causing ur anxiety level 2shoot up all over again) consider seeing a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist 4a careful diagnostic assessment. This might or might not b ocd. Get expert opinion so can get targeted treatment!

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Age 27 Had kind of high blood pressure for a year or 2. Got it normal now. (I stressed a lot). would it be unlikely to cause HCM (THICK HEART) AT 27?

Age 27 Had kind of high blood pressure for a year or 2. Got it normal now. (I stressed a lot). would it be unlikely to cause HCM (THICK HEART) AT 27?

No: HCM is not an acquired illness and isn't caused by HBP. It's a genetic illness that you acquire through heredity.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I get blurred vision when I exercise or feel stressed. Could this be a sign of high blood pressure? If so what should I do to stop this firm happenin

Doubt blood HBP: This could be a problem called pigmentary dispersion - which is mostly likely in higher myopes. If this is happening consistently then you should see a n ophthalmolgist for evaluation. High blood pressure is very uncommon at your age and does not cause visual blur in any case unless it is crazy high.

Dr. Sathish Philip Dr. Philip
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State I. P. Pavlov Medical University
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I'm tachycardic. Resting rate goes from 75 to 120-130 upon standing. I do have high blood pressure & I am obese. How to permanently fix tachycardia? Stress test 2-3 wks ago and passed just fine. What other tests may I need? What could be the cause?

I'm tachycardic. Resting rate goes from 75 to 120-130 upon standing. I do have high blood pressure & I am obese. How to permanently fix tachycardia? Stress test 2-3 wks ago and passed just fine. What other tests may I need? What could be the cause?

BP and HR: There could be a variety of reasons for having high blood pressure with high heart rate. Please kindly see your doctor to discuss, evaluate with blood tests and imaging studies as indicated to get to the right diagnoses. There are medicines that can lower blood pressure and heart rate.

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman Dr. Schabelman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
44 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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What determines the stroke volume in one heartbeat? If I get stressed the volume rise and that's why u get high blood pressure right?

What determines the stroke volume in one heartbeat? If I get stressed the volume rise and that's why u get high blood pressure right?

Wrong: Your BP goes up when you are stressed because your peripheral resistance (the "tone") of your arteries goes up. In a sick heart that may make the stroke volume go down. If I were you, I would be worried about the STRESS and not your Blood Pressure or its physiology (at age 22)

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Dr. Liviu Klein Dr. Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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High blood pressure runs in my family. My mom's BP will be as high as 200/? Sometimes. Why does my BP stay around 100/70-even when stressed out?

High blood pressure runs in my family. My mom's BP will be as high as 200/? Sometimes. Why does my BP stay around 100/70-even when stressed out?

Good BP: Although there are hereditary components to blood pressure, most often the major contributor to hypertension is a salt loaded diet and the inability of the body to get rid of the salt excess. Your BP is good and should try to keep it that way!

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How do you handle high blood pressure during gallbladder removal?

How do you handle high blood pressure during gallbladder removal?

Anesthesiologists: Anesthesiologists have many intravenous drugs in their armamentarium to lower blood pressure during surgery. Not to worry!

Dr. Nicholas Stratas Dr. Stratas
Psychiatry
57 years in practice
University of Toronto
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Can I die from high blood pressure during anxiety attack when I check my blood pressure it alwys high I am thinking it will increase till 250 I die?

Can I die from high blood pressure during anxiety attack when I check my blood pressure it alwys high I am thinking it will increase till 250 I die?

Normal or pathologic: Generally anxiety comes with increase in BP/pulse and do not die. Anxiety in the human is like speed in the car. More important is what is your resting BP/pulse. Next time you have your MD take your data ask!

Dr. James Rochester Dr. Rochester
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

See your ob: Need to see your OB asap. VERY important to control blood pressure during pregnancy for you and your unborn child. Regular exersice (30-60 min, 5x/wk) Watch your diet (salt, processed foods, sodium) If on med for BP by your OB....take it.... Regular (even weekly at times) OB visits. Good Luck.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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When you have high blood pressure wouldn't sleep be beneficial since Bp lowers during sleep?

When you have high blood pressure wouldn't sleep be beneficial since Bp lowers during sleep?

Generally: Generally, your metabolism and BP lower during sleep, but that being said, does not mean you should sleep all day to treat your BP. You need to work on your BP during the 16 hours a day you are awake. Best wishes.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
323 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
2 Doctors shared insights

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