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Hypertension can possibly be autoimmune

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by sillysocks84, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. sillysocks84

    sillysocks84 Senior Member

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    With the knowledge that pots and cfs/me very well could be autoimmune and that some with us develop hypertensive blood pressure, here is an article from last year relating why they think up to 20% of hypertensive cases are actually an autoimmune phenomena. I'd love to hear any thoughts or more info on this. I know there was a girl on here treated with ritux that had high bp that dropped. See link below for the article about high bp being possibly autoimmune:

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-...through-in-fight-against-hypertension/6760270
     
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  2. Marky90

    Marky90 Science breeds knowledge, opinion breeds ignorance

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    I think it`s a compensatory mechanism of disrupted circulation. My diastolic value goes up by almost 20 when standing, I will closely monitor if this stops if i respond to rituximab.
     
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  3. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    It's about mice, so unlikely to apply to humans.

    Poor creatures...
     
  4. sillysocks84

    sillysocks84 Senior Member

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    Please let us know how it goes! When do you get treated?
     
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