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Old Mon, May-03-21, 11:09
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Thanks for the link. Excellent information and good news.
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Reflux episodes spike BP in people with GERD and hypertension


There seems to be a fairly strong correlation between gastric reflux and stroke. My Dad's biggest health concerns before he had a stroke almost a year ago were blood pressure and gastric reflux, that went on for years. When I went low carb years ago, my blood pressure went from high normal to low normal and pretty much stayed there--sometimes a little lower, but never really creeps up.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with both gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and essential hypertension, episodes of reflux can trigger elevations in blood pressure (BP), especially at night, according to research from China.

Short-term antacid therapy using the proton-pump inhibitor omeprazole also significantly reduced multiple measures of both reflux and BP, in an uncontrolled comparison.

“This study demonstrated that parts of reflux episodes might be associated with BP elevation. When GERD and essential hypertension coexist, treatment of GERD could be useful for normalizing BP,” corresponding author Dr. Zhong-gao Wang, of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Henan Province, China, told Reuters Health by email.


So fairly obvious to wonder what cholic acid supplementation and a gut bacteria that results in lower bile acid levels are doing, is there gastric reflux occurring? Is physical stress elevating blood pressure? What does that stress do to the sleep cycle, bringing in circadian rhythm doesn't simplify things, but it's in there somewhere.

https://www.consultant360.com/story...0f rom%20China.
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Old Mon, May-03-21, 13:20
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Lots of questions due to many variables. I, too, reduced my BP after going strict low carb. Gastric reflux diminished and I no longer take medications for either. Time restricted eating (eating 2 meals a day in a 6-hour window) with no snacking may have had some influence based on the article. I wonder how long a fast is effective? It may be something as simple as eating no more than 2 meals per day and allowing BG get to a reasonable level before the next meal.
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