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A 34-year-old male asked:

Can dehydration raise blood pressure? muscle twiches, dry mouth/skin. tingling hands and feet. i eat a low sodium diet but dia pressures been high.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No, but: Dehyration lower/doesn't raise BP but is often/usually associated with an electrolyte imbalance (low sodium, potassium, magnesium - in particular). Those could easily be causing your symptoms. A simple blood test could nail the diagnosis within 24 hours.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Call doctor: With dehydrarption your pulse can increase and your blood pressure decreases because of the loss of fluids. I don't know what is going on with you but you need to see a doctor and get checked out.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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