There is evidence that there is an association between a person’s blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles. Respiration in the lungs has a real influence over the development of the pressure in the bodys blood vessels, and the oxygen delivered during respiratory activities affect the receptors in the body regions. This means the rate of respiration may become influenced.
If there is weakness in the respiratory act (basically problems with breathing), the blood pressure may become affected. For example if person encounters pathogenic effects of pulmonary infections like a pneumothorax, the blood pressure within the blood vessels becomes affected and the blood pressure may decrease down to dangerous levels.
If a person with unbalanced pulmonary functions is given a general anesthesia, the blood pressure may drastically reduce particularly during the stages of deeper anesthesia. This can be a life threatening situation and should be carefully monitored during anesthesia.
Since there is a dependency between blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles, it’s important that people understand the diseases affecting the respiratory system and its impact on related organs.
A link between blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles has been discovered in African American women, among whom, even younger women suffer with blood pressure problems. This link is still being researched with interest, and further evidence of this link will be published by researchers.
Severe hypovolemia is another respiratory problem that can have an effect on the blood pressure. Alveolar integration is affected in this condition and the respiratory muscles may become weakened due to the poor perfusion of the respiratory organs. As a consequence due to the association between blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles, the chances of a person’s blood pressure becoming too low becomes greatly enhanced.
It’s important to record the blood pressure measurement on a regular basis of all people suffering from respiratory problems. The association of the brain and related structures also needs to be ruled out. This is because in some cases problems in the pathway between the sites passing impulses for correct respiration and the sites of assisting structures such as respiratory muscles all have an impact on the blood pressure.
The association between problems with a person’s blood pressure and weakened respiratory muscles in cases of respiratory disorders usually shows evidences of hypoxia as in case of weakened respiratory muscles and in this case the blood pressure becomes modified.
Interdependent factors such as blood pressure and weak respiratory muscles are always considered before delivering treatment. There is also many factors to be taken into account in these cases as medication to treat one problem can often be found to exacerbate another.
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