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What causes high blood pressure?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: I'm 32 and seem to be having an anxiety attack that's lasted since about 5am (12 hours). My blood pressure has maintained around 150/104 and is typically 120/80. My question is, how concerning is this number? I'm having a lot of difficulty finding an urgent care that's open at the moment.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is no danger for a young healthy individual

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

a young and healthy individual should not worry about such readings. Aneurysms and serious heart disease may cause problems when the blood pressure is increased but since your medical history is clear, you shouldn't worry.

Besides that 150/104 is not a very high reading. It is high indeed but not that high to raise immediate concerns. When my patients ask me about urgent measures in similar cases, I reassure them that no harm is possible if their medical history is clear.

If your blood pressure is always high, you should discuss with your doctor antihypertensive measures.

I hope I've helped!
Contact me again if you'd like more information.

Kind Regards!
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Brief Answer: There is no danger for a young healthy individual Detailed Answer: Hello, a young and healthy individual should not worry about such readings. Aneurysms and serious heart disease may cause problems when the blood pressure is increased but since your medical history is clear, you shouldn't worry. Besides that 150/104 is not a very high reading. It is high indeed but not that high to raise immediate concerns. When my patients ask me about urgent measures in similar cases, I reassure them that no harm is possible if their medical history is clear. If your blood pressure is always high, you should discuss with your doctor antihypertensive measures. I hope I've helped! Contact me again if you'd like more information. Kind Regards!