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Forum Name: Hypertension

Question: Hypertension


 PAstudent - Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:15 pm

Can hypertension and hypovolemia occur at the same time?
Thanks
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:39 pm

User avatar Dear pastudent,

Yes, hypertension and hypovolemia can co-exist.

It is not sometimes easy to understand the logic behind it or be convinced but this is a fact.

There is a well known example, patients who have pre-eclampsia are hypertensive and hypovolemic.

Hypovolemia here does not necessarily mean that the patient is bleeding and is hypovolemic but it means that the intravascular compartment needs to be expanded more than that to have a more effective blood flow to the tissues.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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