I get tensed up and stressed quite easily and my blood pressure spikes to 130/100. Is my stress causing this high level? What can I do to lower my level?
The ideal blood pressure is less than 120/80, so at 130/100 you are high. A diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 100 is actually considered very high and I recommend you consult your doctor as soon as possible if that's the case. Stress can indeed boost blood pressure, and it can cause many other health issues, as well. You should try to take steps to lower your stress level to help your overall physical and emotional health.
Also, check out this article for steps you can take to lower high blood pressure:High Blood Pressure: 9 Steps to Rein in Skyrocketing Numbers
Here's a link to more information on lifestyle changes that will lower blood pressure.
Some other information on heart disease is in these articles:
Stress and Heart Disease: How to Lower Levels to Reduce Your Risk
How Sleep Affects Overall Health
Rocking Yourself to Sleep Can Benefit Adults
An "expert" that claims that a 100 DIA is "very high" should go back to school. 130/100 is high, it's actually the very beginning of stage 2, closer to mild high blood pressure..Far from "very high".. Stop giving people high blood pressure with your exagerated criterias.
Thank you! ;) I had a nurse today that almost Gave me a heart attack! My reading was 130/100, my lower number has never been over 90 before. She said OMG thats really high and i must tell the doc immediately! (?) I was a nervous wreck after this! Doc then comes in and says no big deal, u may have eaten something really salty. I had had a medium size frozen pepperoni pizza late night before. So apparently I'm not gonna die tomorrow but we will check again next month to be sure;>