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A 55-year-old male asked:

Can elevated cortisol levels cause high blood pressure?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Yes: Elevated cortisol causes fluid retention through increased sodium reabsorption which increases plasma volume and might increase bp.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
High cortisol HBP : Yes it is called CUSHINGS disease. I specialize in it FWIW
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Last updated Jun 18, 2019

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