Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Hidden Dangers of Prescription Drugs

Healthy blood pressure reduction is reducing your dangerously high hypertension in some way other than using prescription medication. I would like to share with you some things you may not know about prescription medication, some of the hidden dangers.
If you truly want healthy blood pressure reduction, then before blindly accepting the fact that you will be on hypertension medication for the rest of your life, think about this: medicine is supposed to help us get better, not just disguise the symptoms without curing the disease.
The most common hypertension medications are Alpha Blockers, Beta-Blockers, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, ACE Inhibitors, Calcium Channels Blockers, diuretics, Clonidine and Minoxidil. These drugs are prescribed to cure you from hypertension but look what they do:
Beta-Blockers suppress nerve function to the heart and blood vessels to slow the heart, Diuretics remove water and sodium chloride (salt) from the body, Clonidine affects the whole central nervous system in the brain to chemically relax the body, and Minoxidil is reserved for people who don't respond to the other drugs, it has to be combined with a Beta-Blocker or Clonidine and a diuretic to prevent your body from swelling up like a balloon.
Does this stuff sound like something you want to pump into your body without question for years and years? And I haven't even mentioned the side-effects. They are positively frightening!
You can become dizzy, get hypotension (low BP), increased heart rate, nausea, diarrhea, bronchospasm, dyspnea, Raynaud's Syndrome, heart failure, hallucinations, clinical depression, sexual dysfunction and the list goes on.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that hypertension medication is completely useless and we can do without it. Advances in modern medicine have certainly saved many lives and the human race would certainly be a lot worse off without modern prescription medication. What I am saying is to explore your options, find out why you have hypertension and make all the other adjustments first, the lifestyle adjustments like diet exercise, plenty of sleep and reducing stress to name a few.
Use prescription medication as a last resort, when you've discovered that you are one of those rare individuals for whom natural alternatives don't work. Use prescription medication for hypertension with caution and respect, not as a quick fix. As you can see, they are dangerous.
I'm passionate about this topic because I have lost family members to this disease, and I believe in education as a way to helping you regain control over your health. I hope that you too will benefit from the information I'm sharing to achieve healthy blood pressure reduction for yourself. My mother and sister have both used Beta-Blockers to control blood pressure for many years, that they have now started to make some serious changes in their lives.

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