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why does bronchitis make my blood pressure swing so much

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Cough or meds: Increases in blood pressure during infection are usually secondary to coughing (which can raise intravascular pressure) or from medications (mainly de ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Work of breathing: With bronchitis, sometimes breathing is harder, so one has to generate more negative pressures in the chest to take breaths in and more positive chest ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Unrelated: The two are unrelated, but if you got really sick your blood pressure could fluctuate.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: BP can go up when you have bronchitis especially if the work of breathing increases.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishant Kalra
18 years experience Cardiology
Need to repeat: You BP was probably elevated due to acute illness. You may wanna recheck once bronchitis improves. No need to worry if this is the case.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not typically, no. Elevated systemic blood pressure could be related to pulmonary hypertension, though, which can be the origin of other respiratory ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
HTN/cough: cough can be due to bronchitis, pneumonia etc..., but also pertussis (whooping cough) can cause severe fits of coughs specially if there is no previou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Something else: Your symptom maybe due to another condition other than a lung condition. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary circulation in a young female suggest ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See an internist: Medrol ; Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) are both cortisones. The inhaled one is safer ; preferable. Lisinopril is an ace inhibitor which causes co ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Question?: what are you asking? Do you need a refill? - Your question is not clear: I would advise calling your private physician.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
15 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Probably: If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! we recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems. The average american cons ... Read More
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