8 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Shoots Up

8 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Shoots Up

Reason 1: Too much sugar consumption -Just one 24-ounce soft drink causes an average 15-point increase in systolic.

Reason 2:  Solitude and loneliness -It's not just about the number of friends you have - it's about feeling connected.

3. Sleep apnea People with sleep apnea are more likely to get high blood pressure and other heart problems.

4. Lack of potassium Your kidneys need a balance of sodium and potassium to maintain the right amount of fluid in your blood.

5 Chronic pain and illness -Sudden or acute pain will heighten your nervous system and raise your blood pressure.

6. Thyroid problems -Blood flows faster through hard vessels, pushing against the walls and increasing pressure.

7. Decongestants Ingredients like pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine can constrict blood vessels.

8. Dehydration Drink more water! -When your body's cells don't have enough water, your blood vessels narrow.