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how is hypertension linked to pneumonia?

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Dr. Robert Wright
44 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 a low blood pressure and this can be a sign of the severity of pneumonia.
Answered on Sep 27, 2020
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Dr. Michael Depietro
35 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 low ( hypotension) this observed in "sepsis" when there is generalized inflammation, dilation of the blood vessels and/or dehydration from poor fluid intake, fever etc.
Answered on Apr 25, 2018

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