Can Utis Cause High Blood Pressure?

Question

Asked by Sylvia

Can Utis Cause High Blood Pressure?

I have had a urinary tract infection for several months. I am on generic for Macrobid. Would this cause my blood pressure to spike?

Answer

It is possible for an infection to be linked to a high blood pressure, particularly if it is also causing you pain. Long-term infections like that can elevate C-RP levels in the body, as well, which is a sign of  inflammation, and this has also been linked to elevated blood pressure. I recommend working with your physician to monitor your blood pressure levels as your infection is treated.

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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN