Re: Chronic Pain and High Blood Pressure
one other thing that you should really have fully checked out here is your kidneys? the kidneys along with the sympathetic nervous system and the para symp system are what really govern your overall BPs. when pain is impacting our BPs it will generally go up approx about only ten millimeters of mercury. if you have a sustained high BP, there is usually an underlying reason for it, so the areas that could impact this should also be checked out fully just to rule in or out other contributors. just exactly where are you having pain and what does it feel like? its the release of what is called renin that actually regulates the main part of our BPs, and if something is impacting this in some way, it could not be releasing right. this can occur from the place where renin is released at the kidney and the adrenal gland that just sits atop the kidney. getting your kidney labs checked out along with just an ultrasound on them would show if there is something simply not right with them. the kidneys just very much DO effect BP and vice versa too. two of the indicators for any real underlying kidney disease are protien found in the urine,thats IS the earliest indicator, and then high sustained BPs too. vision can also become affected with this from uncontrolled high BP. i would just get this checked out thoroughly, espescially if you have been on any meds that contained tylenol for a good length of time(on a daily basis) and any other meds that are extensively metabolized within the kidneys too. hopefully this is not a problem, but it should be at the very least,tested and ruled out. just keep in mind that labs alone will only give part of the overall picture when it comes to any organ and disease. you just DO also need that 'look' inside at them as well to really know for certain. and also a UA just to check for that earliest indicator, protien.
that protien thing was actually found during a routine FD physical i had about ten years before i found out i even had any type of kidney disease i had been living with my whole life. it was not til our son got sick and he was found to have this type of kidney disease going on that i had to be tested and found out that i had it too, just did not have a clue. i was already 40 years old. you just never really know what is in your own body or actually going on either til you get that in depth testing done, espescially with scans. marcia
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