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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Sudden high blood pressure

I went to the doctor today and I had a very high blood pressure reading. I have always been normal. I went to a new doctor for a tetnaus shot and blood test....something that sends me into fits of anxiety. Would the anxiety over the blood test affect the reading? I have never had high blood pressure before...I m not exactly in the best shape of my life but I do exercise and try to eat healthy. I m going back on Friday for another reading. But now I m worried.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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It is normal for it to go very high sometimes. Once before a fight, Muhammed Ali's BP was very high. See page below for some things to help BP. High BP is not a disease. It can lead to problems if it stays high over a long time. Also you did not say how high is high. That could be 230/160 or 145/100. Say someone tries to shoot you or you get mad enough to kill someone. Your BP will be temporarily thru the roof. That is normal. If it stays high for years, then it can damage you.
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