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Can elevated cortisol levels cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Elevated cortisol causes fluid retention through increased sodium reabsorption which increases plasma volume and might increase bp.

Answered Jun 9, 2019



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Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Yes it is called CUSHINGS disease. I specialize in it FWIW

Answered Jun 18, 2019



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