HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS KILLING US?? I hear time and time again an almost identical phrase from patients when I ask about why they mark high blood pressure on their intake form…”It is under control with medication.” I cringe every time I hear it. Would you fall into this category? If so, you need to understand this.
We’ve seen research linking the use of beta blockers to diabetes and stroke (on 95,000 patients!). So now we see a study of combination of diuretics plus a calcium channel blockers (a common combination) have DOUBLE the risk of a heart attack. Keep in mind that this is a population already at risk. Doubling that is a scary thing. Still think your blood pressure is “under control??” Bottom line–lifestyle is the ONLY answer that won’t kill you first. Exercise, high phytonutrient / low calorie diet, stress management..