4 doctors weighed in:

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

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors