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Does stress and working long hrs, make the BP rise, if you have anxiety ?

Does stress and working long hrs, make the blood pressure rise, if you have anxiety ?
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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Most definetly. Look into something like meditation, or running, to do on your breaks at work. Fifteen minutes is all you need.
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