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Old 01-16-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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metabolism problem may CONTRIBUTE to HBP?

Hello!

I have an odd question - is there any information, etc. that if a person's body has trouble metabolizing the minerals Calcium, Potassium, and/or Magnesium - that this person may suffer more side effects from certain HBP medications? Or that this metabolism problem may CONTRIBUTE to HBP?

Any information would be greatly appreciated - thank you all!

Vanessa

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:59 AM   #2
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Re: metabolism problem may CONTRIBUTE to HBP?

Yes, a problem metabolizing potassium and magnesium would put one at risk for an electrolyte imbalance which would increase one's risk of an electrolyte inbalance if on diuretics . This woould cause symptoms like increased thirst, muscle weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, seizures, confusion, muscle pains or cramps, muscular fatigue, low blood pressure, a racing heart, and nausea and vomiting. That's why it's so important to have the lab work done. That's the only example, perhaps others could give you other examples.

Some medical research suggests that the balance or the relationship between these nutrients may be as important or almost as important as the role of salt in our diets so for that reason I would ASSUME that if a person had a problem metabolizing these nutrients, they would also have elevated pressures. Example: potassium deficiency elevates bp....that's one reason the dash diet is important at lowering pressures...it contains lots of fruits and vegetables which are high in potassium.

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