Is Your Blood Pressure Going Crazy? Are You Within Normal Limits But Still Feelin’ Bad?
Even though your lab work says you’re Within Normal Limits? Is it going so low that you worry about passing out, or so high that a stroke is a real possibility? Worse yet, you can’t figure out what’s causing all the fluctuations! Are you doing something wrong?
If you’re dealing with a rollercoaster of blood pressure, even though you’re testing Within Normal Limits”, you might be feeling frustrated and confused. You know something isn’t right, but what is it?
Let me tell you, I’ve been there. And after a lot of research and trial and error, I’ve learned that it’s usually not your fault. Even if your labs are “Within Normal Limits”, they may not be right for YOU.
A few years ago, my blood pressure was seriously out of control. It kept going from under 100/50 (I was worried about passing out during dialysis!) to over 200/100.
All with perfect labs. Perfect.
My doctor and I tried everything. Increasing my potassium intake, cutting back from 30 liters to 25 liters, changing my dialysis schedule. Nothing worked. My potassium was on the lower end of the normal range — and I felt awful.
It wasn’t until I could PROVE to my doctor what my potassium intake was that he agreed to switch me to a dialysis solution that didn’t remove so much potassium
Bingo. That was the answer.
My blood pressure stabilized in the 140-160 range without meds. I felt much better.
Then We Unlocked The Final Bit Of The Puzzle:
It turns out the potassium was being depleted during dialysis, so my doctor prescribed a supplement to take 45 minutes before the end of each session. That was the final piece of the puzzle! The only way to find out what your ideal level is, is by showing your doctor what your potassium intake is
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