Blood pressure tip: Stress out no more

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. To reduce your stress, think about what causes it in the first place. Work? Family? Finances? Illness? Once you know what's causing your stress, consider ways to reduce or manage it. Take breaks for deep-breathing exercises. Get a massage. Take up yoga or meditation. If self-help doesn't work, seek out a professional for counseling.

Aug. 14, 2012 See more In-depth