I was reading yesterday that folks with high blood pressure and diabetes tend to be the ones who do much worse and account for many of the Covid fatalities. Apparently itís known that Covid works by binding to the ACE2 receptors in your lungs, and there are certain high BP meds (the ACE inhibitors) and certain diabetes meds (not sure which ones) which increase the number of ACE2 receptors in your body, giving the virus more things to latch on to!
Of course ACE inhibitors are one of the most commonly prescribed BP meds and also (maybe until now) the sort most recommended for Seniors.
Naturally the medical community tells people if you are on one of these sorts of meds donít dream of trying to stop it.
Iím enjoying my self-imposed exile other than missing the grandkids so terribly. Iím T2 diabetic and within the last year, after having normal BP all my life, began getting high numbers. My BG had gotten elevated too.
Luckily I have a doctor who is not a pill pusher and she agreed that I could have time to get those numbers under control with natural means. So I doubled down on LCHF but could not get either those numbers or my weight (as usual) to budge, so then I went strict keto and still could not get any of those numbers to budge. I was getting desperate as I didnít want meds.
Finally, less than two weeks ago, I went full-out Carnivore. And my weight, BP, and BG have been dropping steadily ever since.
Funny, if I had gone on BP meds I would have demanded an ACE inhibitor as I had read those were the sort best for Seniors and with least side effects. 😉
But as of now Iím not on any meds likely to increase my ACE2 receptors. Apparently ibuprofen increases ACE2 receptors also which is why they are saying not to take it. Itís the only OTC med that works for me for pain, and I wonít have acetaminophen in the house, so guess Iíll just tough it out if I develop any aches or pains.
Anyone else hearing about this: