Monday, February 25, 2013
Okay, here is the thing. I just couldn't figure out why being on thyroid has normalized my blood pressure so I went web searching on pubmed to find the answers. Well, it seems that when thyroid is low and metabolism is then low, blood pools centrally. This also explains feeling cold, dry skin, hair loss, etc., because these areas are not getting enough blood flow. When thyroid is back to normal then the blood is circulating back normally and one basically warms up all over-the blood in no longer pooled in the central area and so the pressure falls. Go figure. If I had known this years ago I might have insisted that my doc at least try medicating my borderline thyroid to see if my BP would also normalize.
Yes, I'm going to share this with my doc. You just never know what they do and don't know.
Looking forward to my results today.
Eating has been for the most part really healthy and controlled. I'm counting and watching and losing.