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    Can heatstroke cause low blood pressure?

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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Dr. Rishu Saxena
Does the heat mak your blood pressure go down remember i take high blood pressure pills and cholesterol pills to bring mine up also laxis water pill .
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Answered by Dr. Rishu Saxena 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes vasodilation decreases blood pressure.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for query.
When body temperature increases the blood vessels in peripheral part dilates to increase sweating(natural way of body to reduce temperature).Indirectly as vessels dilate blood pressure decreases.

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