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Does significant labile or episodic hypertension in which blood pressure spikes in response to relatively minor stresses pose health risks?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The risks of HTN are multiple and can lead to headaches, cardiovascular disease(including heart attacks), stroke, and so on.
The best course of treatment is periodic blood pressure checks by your primary care physician! there is an entity called white coat hypertension but that diagnosis should come from a physician (or the associated nurse practitioner or physician assistant).

In brief: Yes

The risks of HTN are multiple and can lead to headaches, cardiovascular disease(including heart attacks), stroke, and so on.
The best course of treatment is periodic blood pressure checks by your primary care physician! there is an entity called white coat hypertension but that diagnosis should come from a physician (or the associated nurse practitioner or physician assistant).
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

It's normal for BP to spike with activity, stress, pain, anxiety, or exercise.
It's all a matter of degree. Generally, it's resting and sustained hypertension that's considered to be pathological. Our ancestors, no doubt, had very high BP when they were being chased by a lion. That's how we're built!

In brief: Probably not

It's normal for BP to spike with activity, stress, pain, anxiety, or exercise.
It's all a matter of degree. Generally, it's resting and sustained hypertension that's considered to be pathological. Our ancestors, no doubt, had very high BP when they were being chased by a lion. That's how we're built!
Dr. Bennett Werner
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