Posted by: David Ross Garrett | 2020/02/29


Hypertensive/Hepatic/Renal or Diabetic Encephalopathy? Something else?

I layed up for four years after college. In the Walmart parking lot one night in 2017, a few hours before I went home to sleep, I consumed a 1lb bag of pretzels & 1.6 quarts of CALCIUM enriched orange juice which was about 500 grams of sugar. I woke up tingly and numb. I started working in Sep 2018 and have medical benefits with my employer. I didn't check my blood pressure even once until I was almost 29 after ongoing intracranial pressure that seems like encephalopathy set in last Aug, and woke me up each night for about five days. I don't know if it's diabetic, hepatic, hypertensive, or renal. It was 170/110. I know way more about nutrition than I did then. I know calcium is bad for blood pressure and magnesium is much preferable. I know you don't need molybdenum often because your liver reuses it, and selenium, manganese, chromium, and iron are similarly lower priority. Mg, K, Cu, Zn, and I are the main minerals to worry about. Vitamins A, D, and E are lower priority than B vitamins, C, and K. Omega-3 and choline are concerns, but you'll get your aminos from pretty much whatever you eat. I can't eat salt, excess calcium, or carbs without feeling pressure in my head like a balloon inflated or a boiled egg slithered inside my brain causing it to press against the skull. I also feel my heartbeat inside my skull, pressure behind+inside my eyes, and facial tingling when this happens. I've had several episodes after trying to start an olive/avocado/algae oil keto where I felt light headed, faint, and queasy that went away when I drank a couple swallows of something sugary.

Expert's Reply


Hypertension expert
- 2020/03/02

So, if 170/110 is your current BP reading, it means that it is uncontrolled and you need medicine from your GP - please book an urgent appointment. 

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