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How is hypertension linked to pneumonia?

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Dr. Robert Wright
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: It is not

Hypertension is not linked to pneumonia.
Pneumonia does not cause hypertenison. If anything, patients seriously ill with pneumonia can actually have a low blood pressure and this can be a sign of the severity of pneumonia.

In brief: It is not

Hypertension is not linked to pneumonia.
Pneumonia does not cause hypertenison. If anything, patients seriously ill with pneumonia can actually have a low blood pressure and this can be a sign of the severity of pneumonia.
Dr. Robert Wright
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Its not

There is no direct link between hypertension ( high blood pressure )and pneumonia, sometimes with a severe pneumonia the blood pressure can be too low ( hypotension) this observed in "sepsis" when there is generalized inflammation, dilation of the blood vessels and/or dehydration from poor fluid intake, fever etc.

In brief: Its not

There is no direct link between hypertension ( high blood pressure )and pneumonia, sometimes with a severe pneumonia the blood pressure can be too low ( hypotension) this observed in "sepsis" when there is generalized inflammation, dilation of the blood vessels and/or dehydration from poor fluid intake, fever etc.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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