Has anyone tried keto diet with pulmonary hypertension?


So, my pulmonary hypertension is the result of a VSD that I have. I am on oxygen 24/7. I am under good care from my primary, my pulmonologist and a cardiologist as well as several cardiology specialists. I have so many of those because they say my heart issues are complex. Any way, my cardiologist left and I was given a new one from the heart center community. Everyone, every doctor of every kind has told me low sodium, low fat and heart healthy....this new doctor today said NO. ...He said he wants me basically doing the Keto diet, full fat, no sugar and bacon and butter and pickles and peanut butter is all okay. He told to fry a rib eye in butter. I have just spent the last 4 months learning heart healthy and getting rid of anything that had salt and reading the label of every little thing. I feel like he spun me up like a top and let me go. Has anyone done the keto with PH and has anyones doctor said to do it with PH? I am just not trusting this.

kristieschwartz0 replied 3 months ago

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jon replied 3 months ago

I just had my RHC today. My pressures were in the 70s and the doc was talking about low salt dieting. Now LSD never worked for anyone in my family, including me. What did work was low carb and Keto. I came here and typed keto in the search and came upon this thread.

There are people who swear by low salt but for some it doesn't work. Others don't really get on well with keto. I say you know your own body. If low salt hasn't been working you might want to try keto. I came here to see if anyone else was using it with success and I feel very encouraged by this thread.

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Pulmonary hypertension is hypertension of the lung arteries that leads to narrowing of their lumen. Dyspnea is one of the most prominent symptoms, accompanied by fatigue, chest pressure or even syncope. Signs of right heart failure may also be present as a complication of pulmonary hypertension, which is the case of cor pulmonale.

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