Can stress cause you to low blood pressure instead of high?

In a way. A sudden, severe stress or shock may cause fainting, which is momentary low blood pressure. Insufficient blood gets to the brain, leading to dizziness and loss of consciousness. Chronic, ongoing stress leads to the "flight or fight response" and generally higher blood pressure.

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I have always had very low blood pressure. The last month it has been normal to slightly elevated am I suddenly getting high bp and what could cause?

Unlikely. blood pressure is very dynamic and changes second to second depending on activity and a host of other factors. Unlikely you are suddenly developing high blood pressure. If you are concerned, you can see your doctor for evaluation. They may ask you to do Home blood pressure monitoring which can provide helpful information. Hope this was helpful.Best of luck. Dr. R. Read more...

What's a hi and low blood pressure rate that would cause cern. Meaning how high how low can too # be. How low can bottom # be?

Talk to your doctor. The normal blood pressure can be in the range of 110-130 systolic (top number) with the diastolic number (bottom #) ranging from 60-75. However, depending on your age and other medical conditions it can range higher or lower. High blood pressure can cause several medical emergencies, as well as low blood pressure resulting in dizziness or lightheadedness. Talk to your doctor about this. Read more...

Does a decongestant or phenylephrine cause high / low blood pressure?

High BP. Phenylephrine and decongestants in general stimulate receptors that constrict blood vessels ( that is how they decongest) and raise hr. These combined effects raise bp. Read more...