Can Crohn's Disease cause high blood pressure?

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Adam DoubleYoo
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   Posted 6/11/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have really high blood pressure. it was 170/100 when i went to the doctor the other day...can that be causing my headaches and flushed face?

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   Posted 6/12/2011 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
When I'm in a flare/pain, my blood press gets high around 150-160/110 for me.
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   Posted 6/12/2011 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not really sure. I have very low blood pressure. But I can tell you that when I am having a migraine, my blood pressure goes up a lot. Some medications can cause our blood pressure to rise and facial flushing too. And then there is always the White Coat High Blood Pressure which I get sometimes. You get nervous about your doctors appointment and boom, blood pressure goes up.

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   Posted 6/12/2011 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I suffer with high blood pressure myself and have to take 2 different meds for it. So I think Crohns could cause it also. Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 35 years. Currently on Asacol, Protonix, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!

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   Posted 6/12/2011 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Probably not the Crohn's itself that causes high BP but stress and pain are both notoriuous for raising BP to unsatisfactory levels. When Crohn's is really picking on us heaven knows we get enough pain and stress, etc. to drive us up the walls!!!! (IF we had the strength and energy).
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   Posted 6/12/2011 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm the same as Zanne, I have stupidly low blood pressure. It is 60/40 and this was causing kidney problems as if bp too low they don't function properly. So am now on a form of steroid to increase bp up to 80/60 which is still low but better. I can tell when it is too low as everything starts going black if I stand up for more than a few minutes.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.
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