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It's Freaky Friday!

It's Freaky Friday at Hope!

It is Friday the 13th and while today is a day full of "fear" in the name of "fun", there is something to be said about true fear and anxiety in relationship to our blood pressure.


As read in Healthline, written by Joe & Kathrina Stocksy titled Can Anxiety Cause High Blood Pressure?: "Fortunately, anxiety doesn’t causeTrusted Source chronic high blood pressure. However, it can lead to a short-term increase in blood pressure.


When you begin to feel anxious because of a stressful situation, your body enters fight-or-flight mode. This happens due to the activation of your sympathetic nervous system. During fight-or-flight mode, your adrenaline and cortisol levels rise, both of which can lead to an increase in blood pressure.


Although stress and anxiety can cause high blood pressure, it’s only temporary, and levels generally return to normal once you’ve calmed down again."

To read more about the correlation, click HERE


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