High Blood Pressure, Pre-hypertension At 23!

Question

Asked by Adil

High Blood Pressure, Pre-hypertension At 23!

I am 23 years of age and my blood pressure has risen up to 140/100. I must admit that a lot has been happening in my life by the virtue of which I was under immense tension. My question is that is there any thing to worry for my high BP? and what precautions can I take at this stage?

Answer

Hi Adil,

Yes, high levels of stress may be the cause of your blood pressure spike. Even though the spike is hopefully temporary, you do want to take steps to lower your blood pressure. Check out this post:

High Blood Pressure: 9 Steps to Rein in Skyrocketing Numbers

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN