Blood Pressure Medications: Are They Harming Your Health?
What if you found out that your blood pressure medications are actually hurting you?
Blood pressure medication is an enormously profitable business.
$40 billion in drugs are being sold worldwide.
This doesn’t count all the doctor visits and the cost of monitoring blood pressure and everything else.
And it’s the most common anti-hypertensive treatment.
But one fact remains… blood pressure medication does NOT lower death rates.
You might be thinking, but it’s helping people live longer.
It doesn’t do that.
Lowering blood pressure is not always good.
It turns out blood pressure medication actually shortens your life if you’re elderly.
This study shows that men with higher blood pressure live longer.
And the worst outcomes are for men that are on blood pressure medication.
Somewhat arbitrarily, this study applies to men over age 75.
THE MORTALITY RISK WAS STRONGEST IN MEN WHO TOOK ANTIHYPERTENSIVE MEDICATION AND HAD A FALL IN DIASTOLIC PRESSURE.
Many other studies show the same thing.
This study looked at 7,610 men in Hawaii.
All of these men were of Japanese ancestry, ages 48 to 68.
And the study looked at their progress over ten years.
MEN WHO WERE RECEIVING ANTIHYPERTENSIVE MEDICATION HAD A HIGHER MORTALITY FROM HEART DISEASE AND STROKE AS COMPARED TO UNTREATED MEN IN EVERY CATEGORY OF BLOOD PRESSURE STATUS.
The results could not be more clear.
Men receiving blood pressure medication lived a shorter lifetime than men who did not.
Being on the blood pressure medication was a clear link to a shorter lifespan.