My blood pressure is usually 140/70. But when I am anxious, it can rise to 170-180/85. How often does an anxiety-produced high blood pressure have to occur to be considered a problem requiring medication?
Even when you are anxious, your blood pressure should stay within the normal range then drop to a lower level when the anxiety has passed. Your blood pressure is at a range where treatment should be considered. You should talk to your doctor about treatment options. You may be able to get in good control with natural lifestyle modifications. The Resperate would be a non-drug option and it is FDA approved to lower both high blood pressure and stress.
RESPeRATE is the only non-drug therapy cleared by the FDA for the treatment of high blood pressure and the reduction of stress. It is the first medical device that has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure.