In itself, the experience of anxiety or nerves does not cause a permanent increase in blood pressure. However, in some cases, episodes of anxiety can cause significant and rapid increase in blood pressure. It is in such moments, complications may occur, characteristic of a sharp rise in blood pressure: heart attacks, strokes, etc.
If these episodes are a temporary increase in blood pressure, they can cause the same changes in the blood vessels, heart and kidneys, as well as hypertension. Additionally, anxiety often leads to the fact that people abuse tobacco, alcohol, and some - overeating. And it can also serve as a risk factor for hypertension.