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Posted by: IVH | 2012/09/07

RA and bloodpressure

HI please assist as I am sick with worry!

My husband has RA and is 32 years old. Each time they admit him to hospital his bloodpressure shoots through the roof. (Eg 240/160 and 208/131) They tell me it is due to the cortisone drip that they administer, which makes sense.

We have taken his blood pressure regularly over a period of time and it stays constant at 120/80.

My worry is not so much about the why it goes up so quickly but the effect if can have? Stroke etc.

Please assist urgently. I am seeing his dr this afternoon.

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Expert ImageHealthy Bones

Dear IVH
Apologies for not getting back sooner. Remember that the blood pressure is due to the chemical they administer and not due to clotting disturbances or a chronic hypertension. They are also monitoring him closely while he is there, but I hope the dr clarified this for you?

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Posted by: Healthy Bones | 2012/09/18

Dear IVH
Apologies for not getting back sooner. Remember that the blood pressure is due to the chemical they administer and not due to clotting disturbances or a chronic hypertension. They are also monitoring him closely while he is there, but I hope the dr clarified this for you?

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Posted by: Rusty | 2012/09/11

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