High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
In fact, hypertension is called the “silent killer” because it doesn’t have any real symptoms. Additionally, most adults over the age of 35 have prehypertension and don’t even know it. Especially with today’s extra stressful lifestyles.
And a major cause of it is actually aging and the negative changes in your hormones as you age. But, I’ll get to that in a minute.
Today’s topic is about two very popular blood pressure drugs, that actually increase your risk of death and thus, should be avoided!
In a recent 2018 study1, scientists found that people using alpha-blockers and/or alpha-2 agonists to control their blood pressure, show increased variability in blood pressure measurements between doctor visits, which is associated with an increased risk of death.
And this study was based on more than 10,500 patients between, 2007-2012, during a 5-year timespan.
Basically, this means that these drugs are not consistent in keeping your blood pressure stable. Due to the increase in variability and thus, fluctuations throughout the day, dramatically increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke and ultimately, death.
These drugs aren’t doing what they are designed to do. The fluctuations throughout the day, actually put more stress on your body, which causes other negative hormonal changes.
The researchers stated that other hypertension classes of drugs such as Ace Inhibitors, Calcium Channel Blockers, and Thiazide diuretics are safer. However, these drugs have numerous side-effects as well, including
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Muscle weakness
- Erectile Problems
- Weight gain
- Anxiety, nervousness, and depression
What’s interesting to note is that there are half a dozen different TYPES of hypertension drugs, with almost 70 drugs in total, all designed to lower blood pressure.
And an overwhelming 88% of the time – dosages need to be increased and/or multiple hypertension drugs are used in combination to help lower blood pressure.
This is all just horrible news, especially considering the fact that blood pressure rises steadily with age due to a variety of factors, one of the primary ones being the negative changes in your hormones due to aging.
I mention all of this because I have high blood pressure on both sides of the family, especially my dad’s. So for sure, I got him off the medications years ago because we only saw the negative side-effects and knew that it was only going to get worse as he got older.
Because of this, I’ve got two important links for you to take a look at right now.
FIRST one is about how I lowered my dad’s blood pressure naturally, in just a few days — NO drugs or diets.
The SECOND one goes to another article, explaining a variety of ways you can lower your blood pressure, naturally.
Take a look at either one or both right now, while it’s fresh on your mind.
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- Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.