Anxiety Disorders Linked To High Blood Pressure – Hypertension Leading Cause of Stroke and Heart Disease

Anxiety Disorders Linked To High Blood Pressure – Hypertension Leading Cause of Stroke and Heart Disease

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(Best Syndication News) Canadian researchers say that anxiety is related to high blood pressure. Dr. Simon Bacon told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in 2008 that people with anxiety disorders are four times more likely to develop high blood pressure (hypertension) over one year than those of us who are anxiety free.”

Bacon and his colleagues evaluated 185 patients with normal blood pressure over a one year period. The mean age was 58, and 39 percent were women and 61 per cent were men. Of the sample 16 percent had an anxiety disorder and 14 percent had a mood disorder. Mood disorders include major depression, minor depression, and dysthymia.

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