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Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Kevin T. Larkin

Abstract

Does living a stress-filled life lead to elevated blood pressure? And if so, do strategies to manage better stress effectively lower blood pressure? This book examines more than a half-century of empirical evidence obtained to test the common assumption that stress is associated with the onset and maintenance of essential hypertension (high blood pressure). While the research confirms that stress does play a role in the exacerbation of essential hypertension, numerous other factors must also be considered, among them obesity, exercise, and smoking, as well as demographic, constitutional, and p ... More

Keywords: stress, blood pressure, essential hypertension, obesity, exercise, smoking, demographic concerns, constitutional concerns, psychological concerns, stress-filled life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300106442
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106442.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin T. Larkin, author