We understand that you are provoked. Especially if you have high blood pressure. Because it does not need to be due to stress. Nevertheless, will stress cause high blood pressure?
And if you are stressed, it rarely helps that someone asks you to stress down. We should apologize because just the fact that you were provoked may have contributed to the pressure rising further. But perhaps the goal sanctifies the means?
It does not have to be your fault
In Norway, 15% of the adult population has high blood must treat high blood pressure. High blood pressure is life-threatening, and over time, it can lead to heart attack and heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and dementia. In 90% of cases, the cause of high blood pressure is not known, but it often increases with age, and it is also hereditary.
Can stress and anxiety lead to permanent high blood pressure?
Researchers are not entirely sure, but they know that your body triggers the stress hormone cortisol when you are in a stressful situation. Cortisol causes the blood vessels to constrict, the heart to beat faster, and blood pressure to rise. Chronic stress is also likely to lead to high blood pressure.
Stress is more dangerous if you have high blood pressure
A German study shows that people with high blood pressure, who slept too little and had a stressful working day, had three times the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
7 simple tips against stress
The very best advice against stress is physical activity
Walk, run, swim… train! When you exercise, endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, are released – you become happier. Physical activity also makes you sleep better, and when you are rested, you are more robust and tolerate stress better.
If you eat better, you stress less
Stress often leads to poor eating habits, but it is also the opposite. A healthy diet leads to mental well-being. Many researchers have documented that essential nutrients, which you get through a varied diet, directly affect the body’s ability to handle stress. At a university in Ohio, research showed that omega-3 significantly reduced the experience of anxiety. Proper diet also contributes to better sleep quality.
Spend more time with friends and family
When things pile up and become stressful, it’s wise to be social. Researchers at UCLA found that women who spent time with friends and children experienced positive hormonal changes as the so-called love hormone rose. It leads to optimism, self-esteem, and a sense of mastery.
Learn to say no
If you are among those who take on too many tasks, you MUST learn to say no. Start by sitting still when the tasks are distributed. Practice delegating. Many people will smile with joy when you give them a task.
Drink a little less coffee
Moderate amounts of coffee have several positive effects on the body, yet anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia are on the list of coffee’s possible side effects.
Laugh a little more
Laughter makes you relax and can affect your immune system as well. Are you stressed? Watch a comedy rather than a horror.
Take it easy
- Chewing gum
- Drink green tea
- Start with yoga
- Listen to calm music
- Take a deep breath
- Get yourself a pet