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33 year old overweight with hypertension. Is this due to anxiety? Getting treated for pituitary tumor

Hello, I was at the doctor recently, and my blood pressure was 138/80 when the medical assistant took it. I get extremely nervous that my blood pressure is going to be high, that when they put the cuff on my arm I can feel it rise in my body. The doctor then took it again, and it was 130/78. I am 33 years old, slightly overweight , and have a tiny pituitary tumor that is being treated with medication. Could these blood pressure values be elevated due to being nervous and anxious? Thank you!
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Thanks for asking a question at health care magic.
The blood pressure in the body is kept in a delicate balance by our sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve supply. Any anxiousness or stress is bound to increase the BP to some extent. Your both the readings of 138/80 and 130/78 are quite with in normal limit and that you shouldn't worry. Secondly there could be some manual and instrumental errors also to cause such changes in the measurements.
You can be comfortable with both the readings.
Hops I am able to solve your concerns.
Thanks. have a nice day!

Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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