Q: Is there a relationship between blood pressure and constipation. As I get constipation bowel pains my blood pressure spikes to. 180/190 over 95.
A: Pain from any source can cause an increase in blood pressure. Your pressure is spiking to a worrisome level. You should discuss this with your doctor. Adding more fiber to your diet should help prevent constipation. You might want to eat more prunes. For ideas on adding prunes to your diet go to the website CaliforniaDriedPlums.org.