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What does high blood pressure combined with low blood oxygen possibly indicate?
Posted Wed, 22 Nov 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
hypertension and heart, blood or lung disease

Detailed Answer:
Hypertension or high blood pressure may or may not have anything to with the low blood oxygen.
Hypertension may cause damage to the heart resulting in heart failure and if this occurs, then low blood oxygen may result.
Low blood oxygen may also occur with many sorts of lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and fibrosis.
Low blood oxygen may also occur in certain forms of toxicity that prevent the blood cells from carrying oxygen appropriately.
Hypertension is common and usually very treatable.
The cause for the low oxygen needs to be sorted out by your physician. You will probably need blood tests as well as tests on your heart and lungs to sort this out.
Dr. Robinson
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