A 49-year-old male asked:
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can high altitude cause high blood pressure? my bp was normal at sea level but became very elevated when i lived at 6000' no changes to lifestyle.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Altitude can cause increa sed blood volume and in some people increased cardiac output. This can cause increased blood pressure.
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
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