In most cases, patients with high blood pressure are also anxious and may also feel scared and stressed out. This emotional state can be both the cause and the consequence of hypertension. On the one hand, anxiety, stress, emotional tension, fear, and shocking experiences potentially raise blood pressure by triggering the release of adrenalin to the bloodstream. In hypertensive patients who already live with high blood pressure readings, this violent increase would cause a hypertensive crisis as they reach to dangerous blood pressure levels.
On the other hand, patients could start feeling anxious after experiencing symptoms such as continuous headache, muscle weakness, and difficulty breathing. Fear often makes the problem worse by releasing adrenalin to the bloodstream and adding up to the high blood pressure.