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High blood pressure adding to arthritic pain?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Doubt it.

Doesn't make sense to me.

In brief: Doubt it.

Doesn't make sense to me.
Dr. Steven Bowers
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
yup. the other way around. the pain is probably increasing the blood pressure. hypertension does not cause arthritic pain.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain worsens high BP

Pain by itself can significantly raise blood pressure.
Getting your pain under control may be all the blood pressure control you need. If not, be mindful of the interaction between some blood pressure medicines and some pain medicines, specifically as it relates to the health of your kidneys and/or liver. Alternative medicine (eg: acupuncture) can help with both arthritis and BP control.

In brief: Pain worsens high BP

Pain by itself can significantly raise blood pressure.
Getting your pain under control may be all the blood pressure control you need. If not, be mindful of the interaction between some blood pressure medicines and some pain medicines, specifically as it relates to the health of your kidneys and/or liver. Alternative medicine (eg: acupuncture) can help with both arthritis and BP control.
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