Does chronic stress cause high blood pressure?
Stress is a biological response to something happening to you. There are both good and bad types of stress. Good stress happens when the body says, yeah, this is challenging; now, let’s work with it.
Intense situations like looking for a job, getting fired, or a hectic living or working environment all play a role. Bad stress can be much more difficult to overcome and can turn into long-term stress.
However, not all stress is linked to high blood pressure. It’s when stressors become chronic, as in a daily or weekly occurrence, that they pose a risk. High blood pressure can be a symptom of chronic stressors and an indication that a change in lifestyle or routines is needed. In short, it’s chronic stress that we want to keep an eye out for and try to reduce.