by Stella 

Beyond the Obvious: Unexpected Symptoms of Stress-Related High Blood Pressure


Most of the time, we are aware of the usual risk factors for heart disease and high blood pressure, including genetics, age, lifestyle factors like poor diet, and stress. 

These factors are exacerbated by today's high-achievement, fast-paced society.

If you're interested in understanding more about how stress impacts our hearts and blood pressure, head over to my blog post where I delved deeper into this topic.

Stress causes certain hormones to be released and blood vessels to constrict, resulting in high blood pressure.

While our bodies do this as a defense mechanism, untreated stress-induced high blood pressure can weaken the heart and harm other organs over time.

Although headache, dizziness, and rapid heartbeat are commonly associated with high blood pressure, this article will explore the lesser-known signs of stress-induced high blood pressure, as well as provide tips to cope with stress and thus lower high blood pressure or prevent future high blood pressure events.

Association Between Stress And High Blood Pressure

Stress is an unavoidable part of living. Stress can encourage us to move, increase our productivity, and momentarily strengthen our immune systems. 

Constant stress, on the other hand, can have negative effects on both our physical and emotional health, one of which is an increase in blood pressure.

Learn more about how worry affects our bodies by causing the release of hormones, raising heart rate, and constricting blood vessels here.

This was meant to be a defense strategy to help us deal with perceived "danger," but if stress persists without relief and blood pressure rises unchecked, high blood pressure or hypertension can harm our heart health and have a negative effect on our general physical health.

Stress can manifest itself in a variety of ways and be caused by a variety of factors.

These may include, among other things, work, financial, relationship, and physical health stresses.

  • Work Stress
  • Financial Stress
  • Physical Health Stress

Whatever the source of your stress, it is critical to recognize its potential impact on your health, particularly your blood pressure.

The typical symptoms of hypertension

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High blood pressure can cause signs like headache, dizziness, a rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath, as well as risk factors like stress, age, family genetics, and unhealthy behaviors.

In order to avoid heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure, it is crucial to measure your blood pressure daily at set times if you have high blood pressure or have been told by your doctor that you have it.

Some of the symptoms of high blood pressure caused by stress are often overlooked

High blood pressure caused by stress can manifest as general malaise, occasional eye pain, headache, loss of appetite, occasional nose bleed, some heart palpitation, and shortness of breath.

These symptoms are common and subtle, and they are frequently dismissed or self-diagnosed as other health conditions; therefore, it is critical to listen to your body and trust your instincts when it comes to your overall health.

You can find a list of the symptoms of high blood pressure that we are oblivious to because of stress here.

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Additional symptoms of high blood pressure due to stress include:
•Vision problems
•Migraine headaches
•Tension headaches
•Ringing in the hearing
•Presence of these symptoms and elevated blood pressure may indicate stress-related hypertension

However, it is critical to seek professional assistance, such as contacting our primary care physician, to help determine the true cause and develop the best treatment plan.

Managing stress and preventing high blood pressure

We can significantly reduce our risk of negative health failure if we can recognize and manage stress.

High blood pressure caused by stress can have a negative impact on our overall health if not properly managed. Signs and symptoms of high blood pressure caused by stress can be subtle or manifest as other health problems. 

Furthermore, stress management techniques and addressing its root causes can help prevent even higher blood pressure and other health complications like heart disease and kidney failure. 

When it comes to our health, we must trust our instincts and consult a healthcare professional if we notice any concerning symptoms.

While eliminating stress from our lives is nearly impossible.

Meditation, exercise, and a healthy diet can all help us cope with stress better.

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About the author 

Healing hearts, one prescription at a time. Clinical pharmacist by day, plant whisperer and piano enthusiast by night. Passionate about optimizing health and promoting self-care. Join me on this journey of growth, harmony, and nurturing both mind and soul. Let's bloom together! 🌱🎶

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