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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. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...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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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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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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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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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