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80 years old lady is suffering from high BP 208 over 82. Could it be an anxiety attack has caused this ?

my mother is on blood pressure pills and xanax for nerves she is 80 years old and today i checked her blood pressure and it was 208 over 82 I checked it several times over 6 hrs and it went down to 150 over 71 I have not given her the xanax yet could it be an anxiety attack has caused the high blood pressure ?
Thu, 19 May 2011
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hi
ya its anxity because systolic pressure was high 208 and diastolic normal. so dont worrTry to get her sound sleep at night.
General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.You need to be careful because 208 systolic is quite high and at times it can lead to major problems like brain hemorrhage,heart attack etc.What ever may be the cause blood pressure has to be normal.Please talk to your doctor.Even transient rise in blood pressure to this level can lead to problems.bye.
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