Fluid Retention-Blood Pressure-Weight Gain
Sunday, February 17, 2019
I’m starting to research the cause and effect relationship between fluid retention, higher blood pressure, and weight gain.
My average blood pressure is around 115/70 to 120/80
My recent elevated higher blood pressure was 138/80
My sudden weight gain in a day was 7 pounds
I’m wondering what were the factors that took part to cause this to happen.
Situation - Before the Weight Gain:
I spent the entire night from 9pm-7am in the hospital emergency room with my sick grandson and got no sleep that night. I felt terrible the next day from all the stress and lack of sleep. I did sleep a few hours after getting home from that stressful experience. But, at my morning weigh-in, I was shocked to find I had gained 7 pounds in just 1 day.
When I checked my blood pressure it was elevated from a normal 115/70 to a higher 138/70. My doctor has prescribed me a low dosage blood pressure medicine (diuretic) which I take as needed when my blood pressure is higher than 120/80. I check my blood pressure daily to see if I should take the blood pressure medicine. I took the blood pressure medicine that day and the next day my blood pressure was normal again.
I’ve noticed that when I gain 2-5 pounds suddenly (sometimes in just 1 day), my blood pressure has also increased and is at a higher number.
I always notice fluid retention first in my fingers. Then I see some swelling in my ankle areas and legs. Along with the fluid retention, I notice the weight gain.
Since I am a very curious person, I want to get a better understanding about what I need to do to fix this fluid retention-higher blood pressure-weight gain problem for me and maybe help other SparkFriends, too. I’m starting my research and will write a follow-up with my findings. If anyone has any helpful information, I would appreciate it and it will speed up the research process for me.
Have a great SparkDay!
My Grandson went to the emergency room because he had complications from being sick 2 weeks with pneumonia but he is now feeling better and on the road to full recovery! I’m so thankful...it was a very stressful situation for us.