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Energy drinks stress anxiety and blood pressure

Hi, after my doc hearing a heart murmur I had some checks and found out I have a mild thickening of the septum, 1.5cm to be exact, I was super nervous during the test. I've lived for the past 10 years on energy drinks and Coca-Cola, my BP in the doctor's office was 202 over something silly, at home it's between 140 and 150, I suffer from anxiety and just wondered if blood pressure spikes from sugary drinks, stress and anxiety could of damaged my heart, all responses are welcome I'm currently waiting for a cardiac MRI, thanks
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  So, your blood pressure is concerning.  both your in office reading and your at home readings which are in the high blood pressure range there too. Both qualify as high blood pressure and should be discussed with your doctor. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/blood-pressure/art-20050982  Anxiety can contribute to cardiovascular issues such as blood pressure but it is often simply genetic as well.  dietary changes and exercise if a doctor clears you for it are very beneficial and almost always recommended.  Medication may be necessary as well.  Your question regarding energy drinks, you will probably be told to begin weaning off of that and eventually eliminate them from your routine.  There indeed seems to be a link between these and blood pressure issues. https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-05-29/study-energy-drinks-raise-blood-pressure-alter-heart-activity  I definitely recommend you see your doctor to discuss and are glad you are having follow up testing.  Please let us know the results.
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Thanks for the reply, I was 14stone as soon as I received my echo report I cut the sugary drinks and dropped down to 13stone in a matter of weeks, A few people have mentioned HCM could this be possible? I have no family history of it, I'm 28
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