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Does a long term tooth abscess cause high blood pressure?

I am getting high blood pressure for no reason. I'm in my mid 40's, normal weight, no diabetes, female.

I read that tooth abscesses can cause high blood pressure? I'm otherwise healthy but when I get it I can feel it, I feel like a weird feeling in my chest, and sometimes pain in the left side, sort of hard to breathe but not really. I went and checked it at one of those free blood pressure things at walmart when I was feeling bad and couldn't sleep, and it was like only 159/80, then later I felt better and it was about 150/88. Could it be due to a tooth abscess I've had for 7 years?
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973741 tn?1342342773
How are things going?  Any update?
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It's been a few years, ha ha! Anyway, my blood pressure had gotten pretty high, my face would stay a red color all the time. I would feel worse lying down, and it made it hard to sleep too. So, I still have the abscess, but I've been taking green pastures cod liver oil for my teeth and started taking olive leaf extract due to all the 5G exposure in the environment. The olive leaf extract is seeming to help me with some of by blood pressure, it had gotten as high as 200/98, I can 'feel' when it's really high apparently! I'm not taking any medications except the aforementioned things. My bp seems to have gone down too, at least for the most part. I'm not good at taking pills at all, but when I do take them they seem to help.
So legit question here. Why won't you treat the blood pressure? I dabbled with prehypertension for years. And then hypertension on and off. Finally, my doctor took a reading and told me that we really should do something. I started bp medication at a low dose and so much is better. Even my anxiety. I know it is hard to admit that we need medication but once we do, it can really change things. If you don't have insurance, this is worth paying out of pocket for. And I'll tell you . . . my deductible is so high that I pay out of pocket it feels like for a long time before I meet the deductible. And you can get a generic script which is cheap for medication or use Good RX to find deals. I know that it is hard to take it. I get it. I resisted forever but it really sounds like it is time. An absessed tooth is actually dangerous. I waited on one too and my dentist was like . .. uh, do you know how close your teeth are to your brain? It can become serious all of a sudden. So, you gotta treat that hon. I feel you, I have a lot of anxiety about medication, dentists, and blood pressure. But you WILL feel better if you face this and move forward getting proper medical and dental care.
973741 tn?1342342773
I have read about this connection between dental health and blood pressure!  Which is ironic because anything to do with my teeth makes me highly nervous and when I'm highly nervous I think about my blood pressure!  Ugh.  
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Hello and welcome to MedHelp.  Sorry this is happening.  I strongly urge you to go see your doctor.  They can use their BP monitor to confirm these high readings as they are usually quite dependable. The monitors in stores are sometimes not quite as accurate.  They may also set you up with a way to read your bp at home.  Usually it is first thing in the morning as you get up in order to get the most accurate reading.  But your diastolic number or top number is currently high based on what you've written here.  There has been a proven link between dental issues or chronic infections and the mouth and high blood pressure.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3403746/  It's also very important to tell your dentist about your high blood pressure because various things they use for pain control have ephedrine in it which can spike your blood pressure rapidly so they need to be aware.  

It would be best to see your doctor to understand how to deal with your blood pressure but in short, yes, your dental issue could be contributing.  

Here is a nice read on some ways you can control high blood pressure naturally through lifestyle changes.  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20046974

We wish you the best of health.
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Thank you! I'm sorry but I don't have insurance, plus even if I did I am terrified of doctors anyway. I avoid them at all costs.
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