Everyone is likely to experience an abrupt increase in their blood pressure levels sometime in their lives. Certain actions, such as nervousness, anxiousness and exercise can increase the blood pressure within a short period. When this temporary increase in your blood pressure occurs, you don't have to panic because it is entirely normal. However, if this sudden shoot up of your blood pressure continues to increase or remains high for a prolonged time, it may be time to visit your doctor and seek appropriate treatment.

A plethora of things can cause sudden high blood pressure. Some people experience high blood pressure for the first time and may lead to a sudden shoot up of blood pressure before it develops into a full-blown hypertension. However, some factors may contribute to the occurrence of high blood pressure. These factors include adverse effects of drugs, production of too few or too many hormones in the body, pregnancy complications and the narrowing of arteries that deliver blood to various organs.

Many people who have high blood pressure are not aware of the condition because it usually shows no symptoms. This is the main reason why doctors and other people call this condition as a 'silent killer'. For most people who experience a sudden increase in blood pressure, a small change in how they feel may occur. This change may be a sign of high blood pressure and may involve chest pain, fatigue, decreased stamina, visual disturbances, shortness of breath, stroke and kidney problems. If you happen to experience any of these signs, make sure to consult your doctor and get
a formal blood pressure reading to determine if you're having hypertension or not.

Although a sudden increase in blood pressure can just be a normal thing, be aware that this can be an indicator that you would develop high blood pressure in the near future. Spotting high blood pressure during its early stages can help reduce the symptoms and allow you to live a healthier life.