Starting Keto High Spike in Blood Pressure?


(The Highest Virtue) #21

Hi did your blood pressure normalize? Did you stop Keto


I did go to the ER that weekend. All tests came back normal. The ER doc told me to increase my carbs for a month to 50 and then slowly reduce to see how I felt. He said the Keto diet was stressing my system. I’m still on Keto and have lost 30 pounds.

(Matt) #23

Wow, thanks so much for this thread. I’ve been on Keto for about 3.5 weeks. I love the way I feel except for my elevated blood pressure and heart rate. It’s driving me crazy. I started taking a potassium supplement, adding extra sodium to my food, and taking an electrolyte supplement. Please post if you find a solution and I’ll do the same.

(Edith) #24

Do a search on salt on the forum. You will find numerous discussions on how much is needed on a daily basis. You are probably to getting enough salt.

(Matt) #25

Thank you! I’ve just started increasing my salt intake, which seems strange and I’m also experimenting with Potassium supplements.