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Can shingles affect the liver functionality and BP levels?

I am 83 yrs old and 3 yrs ago I had the shingles vaccine. Then last Sept I got the shingles with a very mild rash. I am right handed and it affected my right side. I still have pain in my Rt. arm and shoulder and my liver enzymes are elevated. Had a liver scan with some liver damage and I, also, have high blood pressure. My BP used to always be low and I drink very little alcohol. Could the liver damage and high BP be due to the shingles?
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
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Shingles doesn’t cause rise in blood pressure and liver damage.

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Can shingles affect the liver functionality and BP levels?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Shingles doesn’t cause rise in blood pressure and liver damage. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.