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Why does bronchitis make my blood pressure swing so much?

Why does bronchitis make my blood pressure swing so much?

Cough or meds: Increases in blood pressure during infection are usually secondary to coughing (which can raise intravascular pressure) or from medications (mainly decongestants). These are the two reasons your blood pressure may be elevated during an active episode of bronchitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Can bronchitis blood pressure if why?

Can bronchitis blood pressure if why?

Unrelated: The two are unrelated, but if you got really sick your blood pressure could fluctuate. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure go up when you have bronchitis?

Does blood pressure go up when you have bronchitis?

Blood pressure: BP can go up when you have bronchitis especially if the work of breathing increases. ...Read more

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I have severe coughing fits due to bronchitis, I have high blood pressure and need to talk about safe ways to reduce it?

I have severe coughing fits due to bronchitis, I have high blood pressure and need to talk about safe ways to reduce it?

HTN/cough: cough can be due to bronchitis, pneumonia etc..., but also pertussis (whooping cough) can cause severe fits of coughs specially if there is no previous vaccination against it, it is recommended to have at least one shot of Tdap to prevent pertussis, as for HTN is concern, diet and excercise can help manage it, avoid too much salt, including cold cuts, take meds as prescribed by the doctor ...Read more

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Ok, i was prescribed both Medrol and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for bronchitis and asthma i take lisinopril for blood pressure i wondering can I stop dulera (formoterol and mometasone) anytime also is my situation dangerous?

Ok, i was prescribed both Medrol and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for bronchitis and asthma i take lisinopril for blood pressure i wondering can I stop dulera (formoterol and mometasone) anytime also is my situation dangerous?

Do not stop...: I would not recommend stopping any of your medications unless specifically told by your doctor. The Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is particularly important to keep your asthma under control. Asthma can definitely be a serious health condition that requires close monitoring. So please make sure to follow up with your doctor and follow her advice. All the best, ariel. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, constant dry cough and dysnea, high pulmonary blood pressure, but my lung function tests are normal. Why?

Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, constant dry cough and dysnea, high pulmonary blood pressure, but my lung function tests are normal. Why?

Something else: Your symptom maybe due to another condition other than a lung condition. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary circulation in a young female suggest a condition called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.a condition with no known cause. However a thorough clinical evaluation is required before this diagnosis is made. Need to consult a pulmonologist and/or cardiologist ...Read more

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Does salt make my blood pressure go up or down?

Does salt make my blood pressure go up or down?

Probably: If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! we recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems. The average american consumes around 18 grams a day! way too much. Keep salt low regardless having elevated blood pressure. Unless you're a long distance runner who needs plenty of electrolytes or you have some strange condition that requires your body to keep a high salt. ...Read more

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How to make my blood pressure to be normal?

How to make my blood pressure to be normal?

EAT RIGHT AND MEDS: Taking medicines if high bp, exercise eat right. ...Read more

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Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Variable methods: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What could make my blood pressure drop and make me feel like i'm passing out when I am just sitting down feeling relaxed?

What could make my blood pressure drop and make me feel like i'm passing out when I am just sitting down feeling relaxed?

Dehydration: Any of several conditions, including some which may warrant your getting checked by your family physician. You may be dehydrated and have low blood pressure, you may be having medication interactions, you may have an infection, causing fever and excess sweating, rendering you dehydrated. Go get checked. ...Read more

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So does eating pig feet make my blood pressure rise but I boil them in a little vinegar when I cook them?

So does eating pig feet make my blood pressure rise but I boil them in a little vinegar when I cook them?

See below: It is not likely that eating pig feet will make your blood pressure rise, with or without vinegar. It would be prudent to have your blood pressure checked at your next visit to your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why is systolic blood pressure so much higher than my diastolic b.P.?

Why is systolic blood pressure so much higher than my diastolic b.P.?

Heart vs. artery: Systolic blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart and is hence higher than diastolic blood pressure which is generated by the recoil of the arterial wall. ...Read more

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Could doing a lot of cardio lower blood pressure too much?

Could doing a lot of cardio lower blood pressure too much?

Got water?: If you exercise vigorously (with expected sweating) and don't replace your fluids by drinking, your BP surely can become too low. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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How much can alcohol increase blood pressure?

How much can alcohol increase blood pressure?

Can increase it: Heavy alcohol intake (more than 4 drinks a day, or, after a binge) can increase your pressure a lot, by 20 points or more. I have seen patients whose pressure is 160/110 when they are drinking heavily (pint a day), and then have normal pressure of 130/80 once they go sober. Light alcohol (1-2 drinks per day for men, 1 drink / day for women) should not increase the pressure much at all. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more