-- Question: Can stress affect my risk of developing high blood pressure?
Answer: Yes, stress can increase risk of developing high blood pressure most certainly. There are various types of stress that we face in life. There's job stress, there's everyday life stress, there's something that's called job strain which tends to describe in job situation where we feel like we have lack of control over our own destiny so to speak. All of those types of stresses have been shown to increase risk of developing high blood pressure.