COVID anxiety? Studies say people struggled to control blood pressure during pandemic

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The COVID-19 pandemic can make it hard sometimes.

A new study showed that more patients had trouble controlling their blood pressure during the pandemic.

Preliminary research found that roughly 53% of Americans controlled their blood pressure in 2020. That number was just over 60% in 2019.

Some causes were linked to people not able to get care with their doctor’s office being temporarily closed or avoiding the doctor’s office altogether.