Stress and High Blood Pressure

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Stress in the word never used for useful purposes. All the word represents fatigue, anxiety, anger and some physical pain all high blood pressure stresstogether. The word stress coined by Hans Selye in 1936, he describes the word stress for non-specific response  of the body to any demand for change. That was a finding of his deep research. His research also shows that persist stress can leave a bad effect on human psychology, as well as physical harmfulness. Stress and blood pressure is inseparable.

How do you know you have stress? Some physical or mental change can indicate your stress if you are going through a long, busy day or working without taking any rest for a long time. Some  alarms are al follows:

  • Physical signs of stress:  Some physical signs are easily detectable and indicate you are going through stress:
    • General aches and pains
    • Headache
    • Indigestion
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Racing heart
    • Back pain
    • Upset stomach
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Exhaustion
    • Weight loss or gain
  • Emotional signs related to stress are as follows:
    • Anger
    • Anxiety
    • Crying
    • Depression
    • Loneliness
    • Frequent mood swings
    • Nervousness
    • Sadness
    • Irritability
    • Negative thinking
  • Some mental sings that can indicate stress:
    • Constant worry
    • Difficulty making decisions
    • Inability to concentrate
    • Lack of creativity
    • Loss of sense of humor
  • Any behavioral change that can be irritating to others:
  • Bossiness
  • Compulsiveness
  • Explosive actions
  • Frequent job change
  • Impulsive action
  • Use of alcohol and drugs
  • Withdrawal from social situations and relationships.

Is high blood pressure is an effect of stress?

If you are going through stressful situations, your blood pressure can rise temporarily. What is the long term impact of stress to your heart? Did you think about that? Researcher are not sure about the relationship of high blood pressure and stress. Stress can be a risk factor in a way, if you are going through stress you are more likely to eat or smoke, you remain sad do less exercise. Which can sure increase your risk of blood clot, heart attack or stroke.

However, any type of physical activity can reduce your stress. For example, you can take a short walk, exercise or playing about 30 to 60 minutes. You can also do cycling or swimming. If you already have high blood pressure (hypertension), exercise will help you to control your blood pressure and minimize the risk. The effect of exercise will be seen in a short period of time.

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