Possible Hb Normal When Blood Pressure Is Normal?
afternoon, if my blood pressure is normal whether the possibility of HB is also normal?
Thank you for the question.
Based on research published in the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), there is a trend that shows hemoglobin or Hb levels are proportional to blood pressure, which means, the higher the hemoglobin level, the higher the blood pressure. The mechanism of increased blood pressure in individuals who have higher hemoglobin is not known further. But there are several possibilities, namely:
Hemoglobin is associated with the flexibility of blood vessels, so increasing hemoglobin can reduce the flexibility of blood vessels and increase the risk of higher blood pressure. Increased hemoglobin can bind nitric oxide or NO which functions to dilate / vasodilate blood vessels, and reduced levels of free NO in the blood can make blood vessels narrow / constrict and cause increased blood pressure. Increased hemoglobin also increases blood viscosity, so thick blood flow can increase the tendency for high blood pressure. So, chances are, if your blood pressure is normal, hemoglobin levels can also be within the normal range. But this should not be the main benchmark, because in certain medical conditions, hemoglobin levels can go down or rise, such as the decrease in hemoglobin in anemia which can be caused by many things such as iron deficiency, bleeding, chronic diseases, and others. Therefore, to make sure, you can check your hemoglobin levels too.
I hope this information is helpful.