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Is high blood pressure caused due to fluctuation in sugar levels?

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my diabetic husbands blood pressure has been much too high this week. It is unusual. He is on all the proper meds. My question is simple: He hates taking his sugar levals. So, he will take his blood pressure but not his sugar. Can low or high sugar levals contribute to his high blood pressure. I say yes, he keeps saying sugar levals do not cause high blood pressure. can sugar levals cause high blood pressure.
Posted Sat, 8 Feb 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Prasad 15 minutes later
Brief Answer: No direct relation... Detailed Answer: Hi, Blood sugar doesn't directly raise blood pressure. However uncontrolled sugar has detrimental effects on kidney as well as heart. Therefore it can indirectly influence a persons blood pressure numbers. Hence I recommend my patients to put in maximum effects to keep sugars under control. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards
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