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Old 05-31-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Can Stomach Virus raise BP?

My BP average without medication was 132/84, with readings above 140 or 90 about 20% of the time. My doctor put me on diuretic and it lowered my BP but unfortunately I was allergic to sulfa and had a reaction. He then gave me an ACE inhibitor and said to start it when my stomach improved. I continued to take my BP with no meds and it has averaged 122/80 (no readings over 140 or 90). This continued for over 3 weeks. But a couple days ago I got some kind of stomach virus and my BP has been as high as 156/92 and 145/95. Can this rise be due to the virus?

 
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Old 05-31-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: Can Stomach Virus raise BP?

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My BP average without medication was 132/84, with readings above 140 or 90 about 20% of the time. My doctor put me on diuretic and it lowered my BP but unfortunately I was allergic to sulfa and had a reaction. He then gave me an ACE inhibitor and said to start it when my stomach improved. I continued to take my BP with no meds and it has averaged 122/80 (no readings over 140 or 90). This continued for over 3 weeks. But a couple days ago I got some kind of stomach virus and my BP has been as high as 156/92 and 145/95. Can this rise be due to the virus?
I think any kind of pain, infections, viruses, or trauma is going to raise the BP a bit. Your body is trying to fight off a virus which is going to tax the body. The others here may have an opinion as well.

 
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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Re: Can Stomach Virus raise BP?

Sure, don't worry about your bp until the virus is gone. Your readings may be unusually high, or if you're 'lucky," the virus will eventually dehydrate you and might see very low readings for a day or two (at least I did).

 
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