From the office of Howard K Hill, New Haven Funeral Home:
One of the big contributing factors to blood pressure is stress, which can cause it to rise. The long term effect of stress on BP is not known. Trying to manage stress through breathing techniques seems to have no effect on raising or lowering it, but, some techniques have been known to have other benefits, like promoting better feelings and helping to control binge eating. This helps to decrease your blood pressure a bit.
It is known that blood pressure will increase when you have emotional or physical stress. If you are constantly stressed, your body may keep a very, unhealthy responsiveness level which is high, and creates an artificial state of blood pressure that is high.
Exercise can cause stress, but exercise helps your body to be able to control physical stress in short spurts like what happens when you exercise. Chronic stress doesn’t have any positive benefits on your circulatory system. It can raise your tendency to get sick. Stress is a big part of our everyday lives and its not easy to control how much stress life throws at us without affecting our everyday habits.
How can you help control stress? Many people do the following to try to deal with stress:
2. Drinking Alcohol.
3. Smoking Cigarettes.
These are all contributing factors to an increase in blood pressure. Undergoing exercise routines may help you manage your stress and help you cut down on bad habits. If this doesn’t help you, finding a counselor to help you through your changes could help.
What affects does stress put on your heart? Stress applies negative effects on your cardiovascular system. Chronic stress can make your blood pressure run high, atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, and several more cardiovascular system problems.
Remember that stress is a causative factor of high blood pressure in individuals. Even small stress amounts can cause blood vessels to get smaller. Researchers are working to unlock the complexities related to high blood pressure, stress, and the cardiovascular system. Several researches have proven the fact that high blood pressure is often related to stress.
Contemporary researches have shown that high blood pressure influences the probablity of a perosn to get stroke. The study conducted in June 2003 shows that stroke is a resultant event between severe stress that is caused by changes in blood pressure. Danish studies report these findings; they discovered that middle ages men who reported a high level of stress were twice a likely to suffer from a severe stroke compared to men who reported they had low stress levels. One extra incident of stress a week completely doubled the risk for a person to have stroke events.
Atherosclerosis happens when plaque, cholesterol and fat deposits accumulate and block the blood vessels of the cardiovascular system . Arteries become thickened when this happens. If Arthrosclerosis affects blood vessels leading to the heart, the illness is called Coronary Artery Disease. Smoking, high blood pressure, Diabetes and cholesterol are all vital risk factors for getting heightened blood pressure. Stress might also be a leading cause. An Ohio State University research uncovered that stress slows your metabolism of triglycerides, which is a type of fat that isconnected to Cardiovascular System Disorders, including heart attacks. With slowing the metabolism of triglycerides, stress makes the fat remain in the blood longer. This is a factor that might speed up the process of Atherosclerosis development.
Certain relaxation techniques can aid in lowering the effect stress will put on your Cardiovascular System. Researchers have noticed that breathing exercises or meditation have helped to control high blood pressure, and might even show an effect of prevention. The development of Atherosclerosis can also be put off by relaxation techniques. Meditation on a regular basis, breathing exercises, and others have been known to help lower the level of oxidative chemicals in the blood, which turns around and lowers the risk of Atherosclerosis and by this maintains your blood pressure to within a normal limit.