Food that causes BP to spike?

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Has anybody read about or experienced any food item that causes BP to spike higher within 24 hours?

?I ask because I seem to have one myself, and it's - cheese!  Now, I know cheese generally has a lot of fat and a lot of salt so I'd expect it might have some long-term effects if you eat it frequently, but I'm talking about a cheese sandwich today, and my BP twenty points higher tomorrow.  It seems to be just a short-term effect, but I've seen it a number of times now.

?Now, it is also possible that a milk-based product somehow neutralizes one of the BP meds, so it doesn't cause BP as such, but it blocks the med.  This is certainly known to happen with some other drugs and nutrients.  But as far as I've noticed, either fresh milk or ice cream, does not seem to have the same effect.

?Thanks.

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    What Meds are you taking?

    Cheese contains tyramine which can cause a hypertensive crisis in people taking MAOIs (google the cheese effect).

     

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      Ben, THANK YOU for posting this!  Ten years going to doctors for BP, and none ever mentioned this.  I take some turmeric/curcumin, which among its other properties is a mild MAOI.  So it's not my imagination.  I mention the turmeric/curcumin to doctors, but of course they just give me the fish eye and shrug.

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    I have just googled it and I know they say don't, it came back with some interesting and scary information, my MIL is on citalopram and often complains of increased HR now I know why, so I will be passing this info on to her and I suggest you drop the cheese, well done Ben for highlighting this interaction

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    Hi

    I know milk as in full l fat is very good for DEIDRATION  specially in the summer months.

    Concerning food cause BP SPIKING i will get back to u later, I’m on Ward 2day so I’ll speak to couple of consultants and doctors , hopefully I’ll have a overall view 

    Cheers 

    David 

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      Thanks David.  We'll see what they say, but at least in the US any diet or nutritional approaches tend to be outside of what doctors know much about, beyond very basic diet information it falls under "alternative", which is maybe one step above witchcraft.  I'm more interested in individual experience first, and only then in any science behind why it might work.

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    Hi again

    Spoke to 2 doctors who agree salt intake can cause this plus sugar 

    SALT Is the main one, so reduce salt and same for sugar 

    Cheers 

    Dai 

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      Hi

      I’m on STATINS and help me, there b so much bad press about these but I’ve been advised to carry on with them , u got to remember that most of nearly all MEDS have got types of side effects 

      If u still have problems with u BP spiking what I would do is do u BP 6x a day as in 3 morning then devide the 3 to get u best  average and then the same in the evening and do the same, do this for a couple of days then show to u doc the results 

      If u haven’t got a BP machine u can buy one  say amazon 

      Hope the above helps cheers 

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      Yes, I have a BP meter, and generally do use it at least twice a day, sometimes more often, that's exactly how I know what the effects of this or that food or drug really are.

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