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Recently my gastritis flared up causing lots of stomach

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Recently my gastritis flared up causing lots of stomach bloating and some pain. At the same time my blood pressure rose significantly. Could there be a connection?
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Customer: My blood pressure went up from my normal 140/60 to some times as highs 180. I am on Cozaar and a Maxide.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr David

yes. gastritis can cause pain and any pain can cause elevation of blood pressure.

hopefully you can get your gastritis under control with stomach acid lowering medications like nexium or protonix or zantac or maalox or mylanta

once your gastritis is better you should get your blood pressure checked again

if your blood pressure is more normal, you may not need long term high blood pressure medications

avoid excessive salt intake which can also elevate your blood pressure levels.

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