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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. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more


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High blood pressure is related to anxiety but what about my depression?

High blood pressure is related to anxiety but what about my depression?

Related: Anxiety and depression are highly correlated. Over 50% of people with anxiety will get depressed later in their life. I don't believe that high blood pressure causes depression but some of the treatments can worsen depressive symptoms. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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I have been on 3mg a day of xanax for about 5 years for anxiety disorder. I am also on 40 mg a day of paxil for depression and lisinoprinol for high blood pressure. Is there something else I could take in place of the xanax (an herbal remedy) to come off

I have been on 3mg a day of xanax for about 5 years for anxiety disorder. I am also on 40 mg a day of paxil for depression and lisinoprinol for high blood pressure. Is there something else I could take in place of the xanax (an herbal remedy) to come off

Buspar : If you have generalized anxiety disorder consider Buspar It is non habit forming. Deplin is a methyfolate supplements which can make your medication more effective. You are going to need to be weaned off of Xanax since you have been on it for so long. For panic disorder consider klonopin which is a longer acting bbenzodiazipine like xanax. You may get less peaks and troughs ...Read more

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What can I do to convince my grown son to see a doctor for high blood pressure & obvious depression?

What can I do to convince my grown son to see a doctor for high blood pressure & obvious depression?

Talk: Talk to him and tell him how concerned you are about him. Explain to him that you want to see him healthy and that you don't want anything to happen to him. Urge him to get help. ...Read more

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Will dalatas interreact with blood pressure, thyroid, celexa and welbutrin? I have high blood pressure, thyroid disease, depression and anxiety

Is : Is this a prescription medication? Find the exact spelling of this drug or supplement and reask your question, please. I cannot find "dalatas" as a prescription med or supplement? ...Read more

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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. Daniel Lebowitz
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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. 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