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In what way do psychological conditions that lead to hypertension?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Doesn't
Emotional distress will raise the BP but that's not the same as the disease called hypertension in which the BP is chronically elevated, even at complete rest.
I am aware of no study implicating psychological conditions as an etiology (cause) of htn. Temporary BP spikes during stress are physiologic (normal) and do not lead to long term complications of htn.

In brief: Doesn't
Emotional distress will raise the BP but that's not the same as the disease called hypertension in which the BP is chronically elevated, even at complete rest.
I am aware of no study implicating psychological conditions as an etiology (cause) of htn. Temporary BP spikes during stress are physiologic (normal) and do not lead to long term complications of htn.
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