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    Old 02-12-2017, 07:39 PM   #1
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    Question Can Someone Explain The Physiology of This?

    Hi all,
    I am getting tested to find the cause for blood pressure that is wildly variable - swings from low to high to normal all in the course of a day. So far it hasn't been controlled by bp meds (though I take them, of course).

    I recently had a 24 hour urine test for cortisol, and the results were off the charts low (they said too low to report). Same with serum aldosterone.

    Potassium occasionally drops very low for no reason, though this is rare and most of the time it's normal.

    I don't understand this. I thought if you had low cortisol and low aldosterone, your blood pressure would be low also. I have looked at charts and descriptions of how this all works but I have to admit, I don't understand it.

    Can someone explain to me how these test results fit with high blood pressure? It's gotten so high at times that I have been hospitalized for it.

    I really am confused about this. Thank you for any help you can provide.

     
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