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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
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. ...Read more
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... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
I am 17and have high blood pressure recently. I have been fairly busy and stressed out, could that make it high?
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 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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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) ...Read more
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?
What test would need to be preformed to know if high blood pressure is the cause for visual disturbances?
Suggest the test to know about the reason behind high blood pressure at the age of 20. My BP is 138/88 mmHg.
Life style!: BP treatment guidelines authored earlier this year by AHA have slightly liberalized the low end of treatment goals. Your BP needs watching, but no medical tx or additional work-up for now. Life style issues need to be addressed vigorously: salt intake ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husbands temples started swelling allot when bending after he got sick & high blood pressure pills given to him seen many drs many tests no help?
Frustation: That's very frustrating and I can appreciate your helplessness but it isn't going to be diagnosed in an online forum limited to 400 characters. He needs to see another local doctor. ...Read more
A few blood tests: In addition to monitoring your blood pressure, you should have your cholesterol and blood sugar checked as high cholesterol and diabetes go along with high blood pressure often. Kidney function should also be monitored over time. A baseline ekg is helpful as well. An echocardiogram may be needed later in life to evaluate for heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The tests for High blood pressure include:: Basic metabolic panel, Electrocardiogram, Lipid panel, Echocardiogram, 24 hour urine catecholamines, Cortisol level, Thyroid stimulating hormone, Aldosterone, Angiogram of renal arteries, Renin activity, Urine microalbumin, Complete blood count. ...Read more
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
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