HYPERTENSION AND PAIN THRESHOLD

Nevrologiâ, Nejropsihiatriâ, Psihosomatika. 2016;8(4):57-61 DOI 10.14412/2074-2711-2016-4-57-61

 

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Journal Title: Nevrologiâ, Nejropsihiatriâ, Psihosomatika

ISSN: 2074-2711 (Print); 2310-1342 (Online)

Publisher: IMA-PRESS LLC

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry: Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

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AUTHORS

V. V. Grinyuk (I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University)
V. V. Zakharov (I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University)
N. V. Vakhnina (I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The paper considers the relationship between pain threshold and blood pressure (BP) in acute and chronic pain syndrome. Both experimental and clinical studies have established that elevated BP is accompanied by a higher pain threshold in acute pain (hypertension-related hypoalgesia). Epidemiological findings have shown that the prevalence of different pain syndromes is significantly lower in hypertensive patients than in individuals without hypertension. At the same time, there is evidence that elevated BP can, on the contrary, reduce pain thresholds and make prognosis worse in patients with chronic pain syndromes.