I know that the disease can cause high blood pressure but can this also be the case when the disease is in drug induced remission? My consultant tells me it is now “raised” (typically 129/87). Before becoming ill I wasn’t aware I had raised blood pressure, although it’s not something you tend to be aware of until someone tells you it is high. Although I’m middle aged I’m not a classic case for high blood pressure (not in the family, not overweight, able to exercise fairly frequently, not too much salt in diet etc.). I didn’t ask my consultant why it was raised. The drugs I’m on don’t seem to have that side effect, so I’m wondering whether it’s the vasculitis (I have MPA). Looks like more pills are going to be added to my pill box.
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