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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. 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


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How to reduce my anxiety pressure?

How to reduce my anxiety pressure?

Contemplation: Sit down in a quiet place and list the things in your life that make you anxious.
Then go over the list and evaluate, one by one, what you can change at what you can't.
Change the things you can!
realize and accept those you can't.
Hope this helps.
Remember, medications don't solve problems! ...Read more

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Under enough pressure and overloaded work is it possible to develop unhealthy anxiety and feeling of out of control?

Under enough pressure and overloaded work is it possible to develop unhealthy anxiety and feeling of out of control?

Yes: Enough stress might trigger feelings out of control. Look at things that helped you cope with stress in the past. Identify things you can/cannot control -- it will ease your anxiety. Practice sleep hygiene, relaxation, balanced nutrition, self-care. Enlist a help of a psychologist to help you discover new coping strategies. Good luck! ...Read more

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It doesn't happen much but when it does I feel like I'm trapped...Lately when I'm in a store or inside I feel closed in and pressured. Is this anxiety?

It doesn't happen much but when it does I feel like I'm trapped...Lately when I'm in a store or inside I feel closed in and pressured. Is this anxiety?

Claustrophobia: Sounds like claustrophobia. Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause my chest to feel pressure and heavy!?

Does anxiety cause my chest to feel pressure and heavy!?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. One can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e. g, ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Please stay w/doc also. ...Read more

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I have a pressure feeling in my chest eveeyday is it anxiety?

I have a pressure feeling in my chest eveeyday is it anxiety?

It would be wise to: Consult a physician in order to determine if this is anxiety or something else that causes your discomfort and pain. ...Read more

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Do some men have anxiety during sex cuz they feel pressured to please?

Sure: This is fairly common. Also, the anxiety leads to an imbalance in the parasympathetic nervous system which can cause erectile dysfunction and further complicate anxiety related to an ability to perform. Treatment of he anxiety with therapy is usually very effective. ...Read more

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Can anxiety raise your blood pressure?

Can anxiety raise your blood pressure?

Anxiety: Not sure if you are taking blood pressure medications, but anxiety itself can slightly raise the systolic blood pressure reading during an attack. ...Read more

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What blood pressure meds are good for people with anxiety?

What blood pressure meds are good for people with anxiety?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers like metoprolol, Carvedilol can help with blood pressure and anxiety. Talk with your doc to see if this is a good fit for you (not great if you have asthma or low heart rate). Great question! ...Read more

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I felt extremely confused for a couple of seconds with pressure in head. Is anxiety causing all of this?

Possibly.: Anxiety can mimic a variety of disorders. If this is a first time occurrence, you should monitor if this happens again and be aware of what triggers it. If it happens again, I suggest you see your PCP and get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause pressure at the top of your head with no pain? If so, how, and what else can cause this?

Maybe...: Anxiety can cause a lot of different symptoms or sensations. I have heard people describe numbness in parts of the body, electric shocks, itching, pain... The list goes on. If your anxiety is causing problems, see a therapist specializing in treating anxiety. Cognitive & behavioral therapies can be very effective. Tranquilizers like xanax (alprazolam) & Ativan are addictive and are not the best treatment. ...Read more

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I've had really bad pressure in the back of my head, it gets worse when I bend over, I don't have anxiety - what is it?

I've had really bad pressure in the back of my head, it gets worse when I bend over, I don't have anxiety - what is it?

See Below: Is this a new symptom or something you've experienced before? In any case, consult with your primary care doctor to find out what's going onl. Meanwhile, it never hurts to practice stress management, relaxation, establish self-care routine. It would help you cope with whatever comes your way. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am on Meds for G A D.Each time I get my blood pressure checked it is high due to the anxiety. Is this a problem. Thanks?

I am on Meds for G A D.Each time I get my blood pressure checked it is high due to the anxiety. Is this a problem. Thanks?

Anxiety therapy: In my personal opinion, it is best to treat anxiety with cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapy after a medical reason for the anxiety is ruled out. Anxiety is treatable without medication. ...Read more

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Why am I afraid to drive where I get physically sick. (pressure top of head) I take meds for anxiety/panic and I still scared!?

Driving phobia: Perhaps you have a phobia. There are highly effective treatments for phobias, if this is he problem. ...Read more

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My Dr increased zispin by 7.5mg yesterday. Today I have nagging pressure feeling in head. Could this be increased anxiety. Thanks?

My Dr increased zispin by 7.5mg yesterday. Today I have nagging pressure feeling in head. Could this be increased anxiety. Thanks?

? side effect: Tell your doctor about the "pressure feeling in your head." He/she may want to first rule out a side effect of increased Zispin dose and/or any drug interaction effect with Lexapro (escitalopram) and methotrexate which you're also taking. Reversing the dose increase should answer the question. If pressure in head disappears, you've had a side effect. Please review with prescribing doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe pressure and heaviness in my head and constant bursts of anxiety in my chest. Are these related and what's best for anxiety?

Severe pressure and heaviness in my head and constant bursts of anxiety in my chest. Are these related and what's best for anxiety?

Sure it's anxiety?: Should be checked by a Dr. Your symptoms may be anxiety, but could be a combination of factors. Need to speak to someone unbiased, someone who will listen to you and won't judge you. ...Read more

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Why do I feel the need to take my blood pressure at home over and over to make sure it is good like 50 times a day I do have anxiety?

Why do I feel the need to take my blood pressure at home over and over to make sure it is good like 50 times a day I do have anxiety?

Dear Jeff 24,: I agree with you and dr. Kwok about the anxiety aspect here. People can focus on many things with their worries, and from your many questions on this forum, it sounds like it's your health, for you. Can you maybe see the hypnotist you like, and add this worry as something to work on? It could be very helpful. Anxiety meds may help too, but not by themselves. A therapist can help you as well. ...Read more

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I'm under so much stress and anxiety. Today I had a pressure-like pain on top of my head. It's like squeezing pain. Can that be from stress?

I'm under so much stress and anxiety. Today I had a pressure-like pain on top of my head. It's like squeezing pain. Can that be from stress?

Yes it could be,: However, keep an eye on it, if it persists, you may want to go see your doctor for an evaluation.

It will be very helpful to learn some relaxation techniques, and avoid stressful situations. ...Read more

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I got smaked on the back of my head and I had a headic but its gone I feel fine but a little pressure how can I tell if its real of my anxiety?

I got smaked on the back of my head and I had a headic but its gone I feel fine but a little pressure how can I tell if its real of my anxiety?

Head injury: I would discuss with your parents. If you have no pain or other sxs other than mild pressure, you may be fine. But go over these sxs to see if any fit. You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea >. ...Read more

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I have been taking 5mgbuspar 2x a day for approx. 5 days, can I quit taking them cold turkey? I'm getting pressure in head and face, anxiety worse.

Yes, but always try: Consultation with the doctor who prescribed to advise them of your decision - it's always a good idea to discuss this since it provides the doctor w/ valuable information on you and the drug. But especially after such a short use you should be fine. Here's supportive info: http://www. Psychatlanta. Com/documents/buspar.Pdf
best! ...Read more

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I have pressure on the right side of my head I've been told by 3 doctors that its anxiety. But nobody has checked my head to rule anything else out?

I have pressure on the right side of my head I've been told by 3 doctors that its anxiety. But nobody has checked my head to rule anything else out?

Common is common: If they did a neurological exam, and it was normal, in your age group it is extremely unlikely that there is a tumor in there causing your discomfort (...Which I am sure is what you are worried about...). They are saving you the radiation dose. Hopefully they are treating you for your symptoms though? ...Read more

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Current Blood Pressure: 144/80, 100 - 110bpm, It used to be 122/65, 85 - 90 BPM last year. Why? I did have anxiety for a while does that explain it

Possibility: While anxiety can change BP I wonder if you are taking a new medication. That can influence bp, as well as weight differences. Talk to your MD to work with you to understand the cause while it is still at this range
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In my head I get a feeling of pressure or fullness, sometimes disorientating. No real pain involved, could it be my anxiety? I have high pain tol. Too

First, R/O HTN!: My first concern would be hypertension. A visit to your general physician, with a physical should come before theories of psychological etiology. If physical exam and lab studies are normal, exploring anxiety is a reasonable move. If you look up physical symptoms of "panic anxiety", you'll be surprised by the many ways in which it presents. Sometimes, simply slow, deep breathing will abolish this. ...Read more