Hypertension led to Ischemic stoke

Posted by bashyam75 @bashyam75, Nov 25, 2021

hi all I'm 46 when I'm posting this, in 2019 Dec I had an Ischemic stroke and recovered after a month. I'm currently under chronic medication, like a Blood thinner, B12, Anti-Epileptic, and Satin for cholesterol.
My ideal weight is supposed to be 68 Kg, but I'm 84 kg as of now.
I'm planning to be on the Keto diet to shed some weight, any advice please from medical professionals, Refer to my medication below. health-wise I'm perfectly ok so far other than Knee pain sometimes.

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases group.

Hi @bashyam75, Welcome, I have no medical background or training but I think you have a good plan to shed some weight to help you health-wise. You will notice we removed the personal information from you medication image to protect your privacy since Connect is a public forum and anyone can see the information. Members on Connect are patients like yourself and can share their personal experience and suggestions but can't provide medical advice.

I have hypertension and high blood pressure and am currently taking 25 mg hydrachlorathyazide and 25 mg spironolactone daily for my condition. I was also quite heavy when I was first diagnosed – 300+ lbs 20 years ago. I've always had weight problems as an adult and my weight has bounced between 250 to 280. This past year or so, I started intermittent fasting and set a goal of 220 and easily got there within 3 or 4 months. Then I found some information on low carb health fat diets that has given me the confidence to set a new goal of 200. I'm about 215 now and still working on lowering the amount of carbs which is difficult for me but I'm still working at it. We have a discussion that you might be interested in — Low-carb healthy fat living. Intermittent fasting. What’s your why?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/low-carb-healthy-fat-living-intermittent-fasting-whats-your-why/
Also, there are other Keto related discussions in the same group. Here's a list of the discussions in the group – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lchf-living-intermittent-fasting/

Have you heard of intermitent fasting or tried it?

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Welcome @bashyam75, I moved your question to the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cerebrovascular-diseases/

Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where patients can exchange with one another, give and get support and share their experiences. It is not a replacement for consulting with your doctor. Medical professionals do not answer questions in the discussions. It sounds like you would like answers from medical professionals. If you are a Mayo Clinic patient, you can ask your questions to your health care team through the Mayo patient portal called Patient Online Services. If you're not a patient, you can request and appointment here: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

To connect with other patients, I like @johnbishop's recommendations of joining the low carb healthy fat discussions.

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