Do you want to try a low-carbohydrate diet because you have high blood pressure? Congratulations! This is likely one of the most effective natural ways to lower blood pressure. In some cases, it can completely restore normal blood pressure. Please keep the following in mind during the adaptation process:
If you start dieting while taking blood pressure medication, your blood pressure may drop too low. Your health will be so good that you won’t need medication. The effect of a low-carbohydrate diet on blood pressure may appear after a few days, but it may take several months or even a year to achieve the full effect. If you’re feeling weak, tired, or otherwise unwell, have your blood pressure checked; if it’s too low (below 120/80), talk to your doctor about lowering your doses or stopping your medication.
We recommend increasing your fluid and salt intake, especially during the first few weeks of the ketogenic diet, for example in the form of broth. This is to reduce any potential side effects, such as a headache, that may appear during the first week of dieting. The broth should be consumed while keeping a close eye on the pressure because it has the potential to slightly raise it.
Do not increase your salt intake if your blood pressure remains high despite taking medications. This may result in an increase in pressure. Any side effects that occur during the first few days of following the ketogenic diet usually go away on their own.
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