It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

High & Low Blood Pressure Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Diamond, Illinois, USA
Posts: 634
Vanessa74 HB User
metabolism problem may CONTRIBUTE to HBP?


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!


Last edited by moderator2; 01-16-2008 at 10:59 AM. Reason: please do not post to specific members by name - write a subject line that stands on its own - topics are open to all

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-16-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 3,159
bethsheba HB Userbethsheba HB Userbethsheba HB Userbethsheba HB Userbethsheba HB User
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 contains lots of fruits and vegetables which are high in potassium.


Last edited by bethsheba; 01-16-2008 at 01:13 PM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Calcium metabolism! Can someone explain? hopalong_too Thyroid Disorders 16 01-17-2009 03:05 PM
Antihypertensives and glucose metabolism abnormalities flowergirl2day High & Low Blood Pressure 11 10-16-2008 06:57 AM
Glucose metabolism and antihypertensive medication flowergirl2day High & Low Blood Pressure 5 12-15-2007 07:56 PM
metabolism question lostandfading Eating Disorder Recovery 3 03-13-2007 12:39 PM
any way to raise metabolism? tertree Weight Loss 11 03-02-2006 10:46 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:22 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!