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How high can BP shoot up if stress? Like 70 points for bottom number?

How high can BP shoot up if stress? Like 70 points for bottom number?

Not usually: Hypertension is a status of your BP not a one time reading. What i mean is people can have a headache or family crisis and have a BP through the roof. The root problem needs to be treated and sometimes BP elevation is not the problem but a symptom of a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Do I have high BP if if varies? Can be as low as 106/60 then some spikes to 152/85 but mostly somewhere around 120/70. Coffee and stress increase it.

Do I have high BP if if varies? Can be as low as 106/60 then some spikes to 152/85 but mostly somewhere around 120/70.  Coffee and stress increase it.

Yes & No: BP is typically read (estimated actually) from a single heart beat (top number) & another single heart beat (bottom number), multiple heart beats later. If checked carefully several times in a row, by someone expert in reading & using high quality equipment, multiple different values will result. The BP of healthier, active people is constantly adjusting internally, only momentary readings seen. ...Read more

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20yrold.havin serious life prob & usualy fal victim to depresion & i've esential high b.p pulse's high & abnormal when stressed.antidepresants or not?

20yrold.havin serious life prob & usualy fal victim to depresion & i've esential high b.p pulse's high & abnormal when stressed.antidepresants or not?

Get evaluated: If you have been fully investigated and found to have essential hypertension with no underlying medical causes, then I will suggest you see a mental health provider to get coping skills for dealing with your stressors and treatment for your depression. Therapy with Good stress management skills will eventually help with both your depression and high BP. ...Read more

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Been under a lot of stress lately and bp has been 130 area over high 70s low 80s. Should I been worried it's been staying in pre-hypertension area??

Been under a lot of stress lately and bp has been 130 area over high 70s low 80s. Should I been worried it's been staying in pre-hypertension area??

You're fine: Stress can definitely elevate your blood pressure. Exercise is one of the best ways to alleviate stress, and is also good for your blood pressure. A fifteen minute walk every day will do wonders for both. ...Read more