Since you have a history of high blood pressure
, you should avoid smoking. Nicotine
raises BD & may trigger heart problems. Factors like high salt diet, fatty/oily food, diabetes
, age, genetic, lifestyle and addictions like smoking, alcohol or drugs can cause high BP.
Since you have withdrawn from nicotine intake, withdrawal symptoms
may cause you anxiety
& stress resulting in triggering your blood pressure.
Withdrawal symptoms lasts from a week to 2-3 months. Stay connected with a GP or a detox center to manage the symptoms. You may feel irritable & low energy. Take nutritious food, stay well hydrated & take adequate sleep, stay away from stress & maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician