Hypertension

I take medications for hypertension and I just began the Keto diet a week ago. My blood pressure has been rising about 5 points/day since I started. What information exists regarding this issue?

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  • @HTS

    A keto diet doesn't necessarily mean a low-sodium diet... That would be the first thing that I would look at. If you haven't already, I would set your sodium targets between 1500-2000 mg per day (the lower end being more important if your blood pressure is high). You may also need to visit your MD for a review of medication as shifts in fluid balance/drop in the intake of potassium/weight changes can all impact how your medication is working.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
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