Low carb for doctors: blood-pressure medications

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In the tenth part of our low carb for doctors series, Dr. Unwin discusses things doctors should have in mind when it comes to low carb and blood-pressure medications (transcript).

The full course will cover very practical tips for doctors, like how to effectively discuss the low-carb lifestyle with patients, how to handle medications, safety, patient motivation and much more. We’ll keep publishing new parts every week here, together with our full low carb for doctors guide:

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  1. Valerie
    Why is it that glycemia improves dramatically on LCHF, whether a patient loses weight or not, but blood pressure barely budges?

    If hypertension and hyperglycemia are both caused by metabolic syndrome, then I would expect the same treatment to work for both. Do you have any idea why that is not the case?

  2. LAXMI Livtremendez
    Blood glucose is a measure of carb intake per meal ( to put it simply). This is measured easily at home. What can't be measured immediately is insulin levels. LCHF will eventually lower insulin levels ( better when combined with IF and keto). As insul in levels come down so will weight loss and blood pressure. This is my understanding and have seen quite a few friends get off meds on LCHF and IF.

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