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Shortness of Breath and HBP

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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?
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replied February 14th, 2012
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.
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