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I measure my blood pressure 3 times a day. However, i get very anxious when reading. Does anxiety cause blood pressure to rise? How much? Heart rate g

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In brief: Effects on pressure

Blood pressure can be affected by many things, including anxiety, dehydration, stimulants like caffeine.
There is a phenomenon called "white coat hypertension" in which people look like they have high blood pressure but it's really the anxiety of being at the doctors office.

In brief: Effects on pressure

Blood pressure can be affected by many things, including anxiety, dehydration, stimulants like caffeine.
There is a phenomenon called "white coat hypertension" in which people look like they have high blood pressure but it's really the anxiety of being at the doctors office.
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