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What does it mean to have occasional high blood pressure and what can be done for it until you see a doctor?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Blood pressure

At times everyone has elevated blood pressure, this may be due to anxiety, stress, anger or even eating a big meal.
You need to be treated for hypertension when the blood pressure is elevated for a long period of time. Before starting medicines you should try to do some lifestyle changes to help you lower your blood pressure, such as weight loss, exercise, stop smoking and change in diet.

In brief: Blood pressure

At times everyone has elevated blood pressure, this may be due to anxiety, stress, anger or even eating a big meal.
You need to be treated for hypertension when the blood pressure is elevated for a long period of time. Before starting medicines you should try to do some lifestyle changes to help you lower your blood pressure, such as weight loss, exercise, stop smoking and change in diet.
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