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Prior to surgery, my Omron blood pressure readings were consistently in the "Hypertension Stage 2" category. Yesterday, my BP was down to "Elevated" and today it says "Normal." Is that for real? How can I see such a drastic change when I haven't lost weight yet?

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6 minutes ago, locura79 said:

Prior to surgery, my Omron blood pressure readings were consistently in the "Hypertension Stage 2" category. Yesterday, my BP was down to "Elevated" and today it says "Normal." Is that for real? How can I see such a drastic change when I haven't lost weight yet?

SG2020 HW 294 SW 270 CW 270

my blood pressure always drops for a couple of days after a surgery - so it may just be that. Although even if it is, your BP should drop permanently after awhile...

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this has less to do with weight loss than it does a drop in baseline insulin levels. It happens exactly as you describe when some people start a Keto diet too... when you drop high GI carbs, your baseline insulin drops, your kidneys start excreting sodium instead of holding onto it and your blood pressure drops. Since you're not eating anything at the moment, you're in the same early stages of psuedo ketosis

If you return to carbs during/after weight loss, your high BP may well return (although weightloss will certainly help), but it is the high fasting insulin - which causes the kidneys to re-uptake sodium - which will contribute to hypertension.

If you're on BP meds, you'll want to watch this over then ext 2 months.. many of us get off the meds within the first month of so.

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Thanks for the reply, [mention=382689]Pckeys[/mention]. I started a Keto diet July 9th so I'm surprised it took so long to drop, based on your explanation. Anyway, it was high again yesterday so I guess I just need to be patient.

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