Stress can lead to all kinds of unwanted side effects in the body, and high blood pressure is one of them. Some people are more prone to experiencing blood pressure spikes during periods of stress, and they may be fully aware when their blood pressure levels are rising. Others may not notice any symptoms of high blood pressure, but may still experience a spike when under stress. High blood pressure is one of those things that can easily go undetected simply because it doesn’t always come with signs and symptoms. The best thing you can do is to get your blood pressure checked at routine doctors visits but to also try to keep your stress levels as low as possible.