Can Bipap Cause Hypotension?

BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure)

BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) is a non-invasive ventilation therapy commonly used to treat conditions such as sleep apnea and respiratory failure. While BiPAP therapy itself is not typically associated with causing hypotension (low blood pressure), there are certain factors and conditions that could contribute to changes in blood pressure during its use.

For example, in some individuals with heart or cardiovascular issues, the application of positive pressure can affect blood circulation and potentially lead to changes in blood pressure. Additionally, if a person is dehydrated or has other medical conditions, these factors could influence blood pressure.

It’s important for healthcare providers to monitor and adjust BiPAP settings based on an individual’s health status and response to therapy. If you have concerns about the effects of BiPAP on your blood pressure or any other aspect of your health, it’s best to discuss them with your healthcare provider for personalized advice.