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A 43-year-old male asked:

Do e cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Increase BP: "Nicotine, found in traditional and electronic cigarettes, has proven to constrict blood vessels, temporarily raise blood pressure and heart rate, and elevate glucose levels" See: https://uihc.org/health-topics/e-cigarettes-and-heart#:~:text=Nicotine%2C%20found%20in%20traditional%20and,rate%2C%20and%20elevate%20glucose%20levels.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
All cigs increase BP for say 20 min so if you smoke a pack a day (20 cigs) you will have HBP TILL you go to sleep. Not much data on vaping. Don’t bet your Life on it. How do we predict how long you will live? Highest risk OF EARLY death is age, gender, smoking and BP. Then comes BMI. These are best predictors we have on how long you will live.

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