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Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
The blood pressure may have gone up if the hot sauce was really hot but hypertension is a diagnosis over time and is not diagnosed on an acute event.
If there is a concern, see if you can take blood pressures over a few weeks with a bought or borrowed cuff and if consistently over 140 on the top number or 90 on the bottom number, see a pcp and get checked out!

In brief: No
The blood pressure may have gone up if the hot sauce was really hot but hypertension is a diagnosis over time and is not diagnosed on an acute event.
If there is a concern, see if you can take blood pressures over a few weeks with a bought or borrowed cuff and if consistently over 140 on the top number or 90 on the bottom number, see a pcp and get checked out!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
If hot sauce caused you discomfort, discomfort can cause your blood pressure to increase.

In brief: Possibly
If hot sauce caused you discomfort, discomfort can cause your blood pressure to increase.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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