Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Forum

Shortness of Breath and HBP

Must Read
What exactly is blood pressure in the first place? And how can you know if your blood pressure is either high OR low?...
Millions of American have blood pressure problems. Learn what can put you at risk of high or low blood pressure here....
High blood pressure and low blood pressure manifest physical symptoms. Learn the signs of hypertension and hypotension here....
User Profile
My doc does not seem concern with my constant complaints of shortness of breath and my high blood pressure. Presently by BP is under 120/70 and has been this low since changing medication in December 2011. In 2004 I started have bronchitis problems - even with no attacks I still have problem breathing. The shortness of breath is present when I am walking (slowly), standing, sitting or when I am in bed. It gets worse if the pillow is too high or too flat. Which is the culprit, HBP or bronchitis?
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied February 14th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your blood pressure has been under good control after change of medication, the current symptoms that you describe could be attributed to respiratory problem of bronchitis that you were diagnosed with. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/pulmonologist at the earliest for further evaluation including a pulmonary function test to look at the current status of the problem. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/pulmonologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.
|
Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our High Blood Pressure and Hypertension , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.