High Blood Pressure and Weak Respiratory
Studies indicate that there is some association between a person's blood pressure
and weak respiratory muscles. Respiration in the lungs has a definite influence over the creation
of pressure in blood vessels and the oxygen delivered during the respiratory cycle affect the receptors in
the body regions. This means the rate of respiration may be influenced by changing blood
If there is a weakness in the
respiratory act - basically problems with breathing, the blood pressure may be affected. For example if a person
encounters pathogenic effects of pulmonary infections like pneumothorax, the blood pressure within the blood
vessels changes and the blood pressure may decrease to a dangerous level.
If a person with an in-balance
in pulmonary functions is given a general anesthesia, the blood pressure may reduce drastically particularly during
the stages of deeper anesthesia. This can be a life threatening situation and should be carefully monitored during
Since it is evident there is a
dependency between blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles, it is important to understand the diseases
affecting the respiratory system and its impact on related organs.
A link between blood pressure
and weak respiratory muscles has been discovered in African American women, among whom, even younger women suffer
with blood pressure problems. This link is still being researched with interest.
pressure [ Hypertension ] is a serious problem for African Americans. It is believed from statistics that as much
as 30% of African American adults suffer from high blood pressure whereas it is only 22% for white American
hypovolemia is another respiratory problem that can have an affect on blood pressure. Alveolar integration is
affected in this condition and the respiratory muscles may become weak due to poor perfusion of respiratory organs.
As a consequence due to the association between blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles, the chances of a
person's blood pressure becoming too low is greatly enhanced.
to record the blood pressure measurement on a regular basis of all people suffering from respiratory problems. The
involvement of the brain and related structures also needs to be ruled out. This is because in some cases problems
in the pathway between the sites passing impulses for correct respiration and the sites of assisting structures
such as respiratory muscles all have an impact on the blood pressure.
between problems with a person's blood pressure and weakened respiratory muscles in cases of respiratory disorders
usually show evidence of hypoxia as in the case of weakened respiratory muscles and in this case the blood pressure
factors such as blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles are always considered before delivering treatment.
There is also many factors to be taken into account in these cases as medication to treat one problem can often be
found to exacerbate another.
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