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Panic, stress causing high blood pressure, what's the danger?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Stroke, MI

There are a lot of bad things about hypertension, but most occur on long timescales (renal disease, arterial stiffening, heart failure, etc.
..) your question asks about the immediate dangers. Simple: exploding blood vessels (dramatically phrased, but not inaccurate) ie: stroke, and something called demand ischemia where you have a small heart attack from the work needed for that high bp.

In brief: Stroke, MI

There are a lot of bad things about hypertension, but most occur on long timescales (renal disease, arterial stiffening, heart failure, etc.
..) your question asks about the immediate dangers. Simple: exploding blood vessels (dramatically phrased, but not inaccurate) ie: stroke, and something called demand ischemia where you have a small heart attack from the work needed for that high bp.
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cardiovascular dz

Many studies have confirmed relationship between high BP and stroke/heart dz/kidney failure.
Altho your hi BP may be related to mental illness, it still places you at risk. You should have mental illness evaluated and treated, lead a healthy lifestyle (google dash diet), and if BP remains elevated, regardless of cause, it should be treated.

In brief: Cardiovascular dz

Many studies have confirmed relationship between high BP and stroke/heart dz/kidney failure.
Altho your hi BP may be related to mental illness, it still places you at risk. You should have mental illness evaluated and treated, lead a healthy lifestyle (google dash diet), and if BP remains elevated, regardless of cause, it should be treated.
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