Re: To what extent can you feel high BP?
I think it can go sky at times like that but it's an individual thing. Some people tend to secrete lots of the "stress hormones" like adrenaline and noradrenaline and renin and aldosterone all of which are meant to save your life by speeding up all your systems for fighting a sabre-toothed tiger. These hormones almost universally drive up BP.
Evolution has judged that a spiking BP will do you more good saving your life NOW than it will be bad for you when an aneurism in your head blows 20 years down the road. ANd silly evolution has no interest in seeing us reach our dotage. Once our children are able to sustain themselves, we become excess baggage as far as genetic survival goes.
So yes, I'm sure if you took your BP at a moment of rage, you'd see numbers that are off the chart!
Again, worse in some people than in others.
Last edited by Lenin; 01-16-2005 at 05:45 AM.