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Sunday, March 28, 2010 krazy adventurer, Community Member, asks

Q: Can blood pressure increase due to a sinus or urinary tract infection?

I have a sinus infection and a urinary tract infection, but no history of hypertension. My blood pressure at 152/102. Is there an increase in blood pressure due to infections (sinus and urinary tract)?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/30/10 12:02pm

Hi Krazy,

 

I am not a physician and can't diagnose you over the internet, but yes, it's possible for infection to cause a temporary elevation in blood pressure. 

I recommend monitoring your blood pressure and discussing with your physician.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By krazy adventurer, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 03/28/10