Stress is part of our modern, everyday life. You may need help trying to manage it. Learn practical tips that can make a difference.
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High blood pressure and managing stress
Stress does not directly cause high blood pressure. But when life gets stressful, people react in different ways. Some may eat too much or eat unhealthy foods. Others may smoke, drink alcohol, or lose sleep. These habits can lead to high blood pressure.
You may not be able to avoid stress in your life. But you can control how you react to it. Taking it step by step, you can help lower stress. Your big benefit: lowering stress may help lower blood pressure.