Frequently Asked Questions

Can anxiety cause high blood pressure?

Anxiety typically does not cause long-term hypertension. Although, episodes of anxiety can cause temporary spikes in your blood pressure. If these temporary spikes occur frequently, then it can cause damage to your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and can affect blood pressure. Also, when you have anxiety, you tend to resort to unhealthy habits that can increase your BP like smoking, drinking alcohol and overeating.

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