Stress can lead to high blood pressure or hypertension is a well known fact. Besides hypertension too much stress can lead to several problems like emotional, psychological, and even physical problems (headache, high blood pressure, chest pains, or irregular heart beats).
To remain healthy, and maintain your health it is important that you control or reduce your stress effectively. Experts say that reducing stress (along with medications) can help lower high blood pressure.
The exact reason by which stress causes hypertension or increases the risk of heart disease is not known. Some experts say that probably stress itself is a risk factor or stress worsens other risk factors (such as high cholesterol or elevated levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol) for hypertension or other heart diseases.
All of us have some type of stress at one time or another. But it is important to differentiate chronic or excessive stress from normal stress which you may experience. If you have chronic or excessive stress your body gives warning signs (physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral) that all is not well.
Do not ignore your symptoms. Some common warning signs of stress include:
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Some tips which can help you to cope with stress:
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