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How is hypertension linked to pneumonia

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wright
43 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It is not: Hypertension is not linked to pneumonia. Pneumonia does not cause hypertenison. If anything, patients seriously ill with pneumonia can actually have ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Its not : There is no direct link between hypertension ( high blood pressure )and pneumonia, sometimes with a severe pneumonia the blood pressure can be too lo ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Indirectly: When someone has an infectious process such as a pneumonia, there will be a higher amount of stress hormones such as Epinephrine (adrenaline) and cort ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Hypertension has no direct association with pneumonia.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Unknown: People with pulmonary hypertension are more prone to pneumonia but why you have thromboembolic PAH is anyone's guess. Have you been thoroughly tested ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Chicken & egg: Anxiety can cause hypertension, ie, high blood pressure, and in some cases hypertension (due to other causes) can lead to anxiety too. Anxiety causes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There is a higher incidence of hypertension in diabetics.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scofield
32 years experience Diabetology
Yes: Hypertension and diabetes are frequently seen together. In fact, having hypertension significantly increases your risk of developing diabetes. The two ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There is an increased risk of hypertension in patients with diabetes. This may relate to the increased incidence of obesity and lack of exercise in ma ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
PAH and HELLP=danger: Not sure of a causal link, but if a patient with pah becomes pregnant, there is a 30-50% chance of death. There was an abstract published last yea ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
No association: There is no association between intracranial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Raised pressure: Intracranial hypertension normally results in headaches and blurred vision, not chest pain, cough, or difficulty breathing.

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