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Can numbness around mouth be a symptom of high blood

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Can numbness around mouth be a symptom of high blood pressure?
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: I have HBP, not severe but it shot up and I experienced those symptoms.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 9 months ago.

Hi there. Numbness around the mouth is a classic sign of anxiety or a panic attack, which can also result in high blood pressure. So while they may be associated with each other, they are not caused by each other.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 9 months ago.

The worrisome signs and symptoms of high blood pressure include chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, severe headache or stroke symptoms (one sided weakness or numbness, problems with vision, balance, speech or swallowing, etc).