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Hi I'm a 57 year old male approx 40 lbs over weight and had lost 40 lbs in the last 6 months. I'm on BP meds, no diabetes and cholesterol is good with no meds. My BP has dropped in the last few days to 101/ 58 and pulse is 87. I haven't had BP like that since high school. Kind of concerned but feel fine. Thank you for yor time, Gary
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
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Thank you for using HCM!

I would like to explain that one of the effects of weight lose when a person is overweight is a decrease in the blood pressure.

That is why we recommend overweight patients, suffering from high blood pressure to try to lose weight, because it really helps.

Have you lost this weight on purpose, following any diet and physical exercises or just spontaneously?

If you have lost your spontaneously, I would recommend you to consult with your GP for a careful examination and perform some tests like:
-routine blood test
-fasting glucose
-kidney and liver function tests
-blood electrolytes
-chest x ray
-abdominal ultrasound
-inflammation tests
-some cancer antigens blood tests.

Sometimes a spontaneous excessive weight loss in a short period of time can be a sign of cancer or a metabolic disorder, including a thyroid dysfunction and diabetes.

Hope to have been helpful!

Greetings! Dr. Iliri

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