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I have high BP, could this be cause of stress ?

i have high blood pressure could this be because of stress at uni
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Hi emmab, Stress is a cause of high lood pressure. You don't say how high it is so I cannot really give you any advice. if it is way too high you really should see your doctor who will give you medication if it is dangerously high. Meanwhile cut your salt intake raise your fibre intake and not too much alcohol. Love Mel.X
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