• Lynn Lynn
    March 12, 2010
    What can cause blood pressure to jump to 180/125?
    Lynn Lynn
    March 12, 2010

    My pressure is usually around 100/70, but for the past few months, I have been getting a weird feeling, and when I take my blood pressure, it is much higher than normal. It has gone up to 180/125. It lasts for a while, then slowly comes back down. What could cause this?



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 12, 2010
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 12, 2010

    I'm not a doctor and certainly can't diagnose the issue -- you should see your doctor if this is something that's concerning you, for sure.


    I will say that what you're describing sounds like it might be linked to anxiety. This isn't unusual at all -- we feel something strange, like a skipped heartbeat, and we become anxious about whether that was normal or not, and this concern sends our adrenalin pumping, which raises blood pressure. If you find this happening, try taking a few deep breaths and staying calm. I'm not sure if it will help, but it might help your feelings if nothing else.


    If it says an issue, please do see your doctor about it.  Here are some articles you might find useful:


    Stress and Heart Disease


    7 Ways Your Body Says You’re Stressed


    Heart Attack Symptoms in Women



  • Bill June 29, 2012
    June 29, 2012

    My blood pressure increases to 200/150 suddenly while my body feels red hot.

    Suddenlly decreases to normal over a ten minute period.

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