Do you ever feel so busy or so stressed out that you just know if someone does something to irritate you anymore, you're going to lose your shit over it and say or do something you'll regret?
Modern life was hectic before the pandemic, but juggling work and family, endless emails, text messages and a constant barrage of bad news all mixed in with the pandemic has made it that much worse.
When we get stressed out, our blood pressure rises and we can develop hypertension because of it.
And when things get too much for us, we sometimes forget to pay enough attention to looking after ourselves and we may eat and drink too much and not do enough exercise. If this goes on for too long it can have an impact on our health. In particular, it can lead to high blood pressure. 
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5 percent of all deaths each year.
It affects 26 percent of the population worldwide, and one-third of the population in the U.S.
Nine in ten Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the age of sixty-five.
With this in mind, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that keeping your blood pressure under control is one of the most important things you can do to extend your lifespan.
For people with high blood pressure, usually the best thing they can do to help themselves is to make changes to their lifestyle, like optimizing nutrient intake and paying attention to foods they eat, increasing physical fitness, drinking less alcohol, and practicing stress reduction strategies.  And these lifestyle modifications often work as well as, or better than, taking blood pressure drugs.