High Blood Pressure: Treatment Options Beyond Medication

Greg Wilson

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    High blood pressure is a serious health condition that affects millions of people. Fortunately, there are treatment options available. This article explores both medication and lifestyle changes that can help manage blood pressure.

    Importance of Consulting a Doctor:

    High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. It's crucial to work with a doctor to develop a personalized treatment plan. Self-treating or ignoring the condition can be dangerous.

    Medications for High Blood Pressure:

    Prescription medications are a common and effective way to manage high blood pressure. Different types of medication work in various ways to lower blood pressure. Your doctor will consider your specific situation and overall health when recommending medication.

    Lifestyle Changes for Blood Pressure Management:

    In addition to medication, lifestyle changes can significantly impact blood pressure. Here are some areas to focus on:

    • Diet: A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help lower blood pressure. Reducing sodium intake is also important.
    • Exercise: Regular physical activity helps keep your heart and blood vessels healthy. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
    • Weight Management: Losing weight, if necessary, can significantly improve blood pressure.
    • Stress Management: Chronic stress can contribute to high blood pressure. Techniques like meditation or yoga can be helpful.

    Understanding Side Effects:

    All medications can have side effects. Your doctor will discuss potential side effects of any medication they prescribe and weigh them against the benefits. It's important to communicate any side effects you experience to your doctor.

    Living a Healthy Life with High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure can be managed effectively with a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. Working with your doctor, you can develop a plan that helps you live a long and healthy life.

    Today, over 50,000 Americans die every year because of hypertension (high blood pressure). And now, more than ever, high blood pressure medications are being doled out to us like children touring a candy factory. These meds appear to have come a long way since 1900… but have they?

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    Not cyanide, but…

    It's a drug called Nitropress®. It's a far removed cousin of the old sodium thiocyanate. And it too has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure…

    But some of the side effects of this injection drug are:

    • Confusion and tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
    • Gasping for a breath – or breathing that stops altogether
    • Extreme light-headedness – even while horizontal
    • Fainting
    • Hyperventilating, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and possible seizure

    Warning: the following information can be shocking. If you have any reservations about knowing the truth regarding Big Pharma blood pressure medicines, please skip ahead to the next section

    Here are just a few things you need to worry about when taking the most common high blood pressure medicines:

    • Diuretics – these seemingly harmless “water pills” cause an increase in urination and are designed to lower blood pressure by eliminating excess water and salt in the urine. This makes it easier for your heart to pump. They carry the common names of Zaroxolyn and Esidrix. The problem is that they deplete your body of much needed nutrients that also flow out when you urinate. These drugs produce undesirable side effects like frequent urination, dehydration, lethargy, cramps and weakness. More serious (and dangerous) to your health are fever, sore throat, dizziness, blurred vision and arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat).

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    • Beta Blockers – designed to block the flow of adrenaline, they can successfully lower blood pressure by opening the blood vessels for easier blood flow, and can reduce the speed and force of your heartbeat. Some common side effects are dizziness, feeling faint, and cold or swollen hands and feet. In patients with diabetes, these can also “block” the warning signs of low blood-sugar levels. Less common, but all too real, are wheezing and shortness of breath. Beta Blockers can narrow air passages, making it difficult to breath. If you're taking Propanolol, Acebutolol, Metaprolol, Bisoprolol, or Nebivolol – you're at risk.
    • Alpha Blockers – Flomax®, Cardura®, Uroxatral®, and Hytrin® are all Alpha Blockers. They lower your blood pressure by blocking chemical messages sent by blood vessels. They can also cause hair loss, runny nose, dizziness, pounding headaches, extreme weakness, weight gain, and can surge bad cholesterol, putting your heart at risk of failure. Also, a sudden drop in blood pressure caused by these medicines brings the warning against driving or “performing dangerous tasks” until you know how they will affect you.
    • Vasodilators – high blood pressure is marked by a contraction of the blood vessels, inhibiting blood flow and making your heart work harder to perform. So it makes sense to use a dilator to relax those smooth muscles and open up the passages. However, the usual problems are associated with their use – dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting. But these can also cause diarrhea, and loss of appetite (which they swear is temporary). More serious are the side effects they want you to see your doctor for: unusual change in appearance – rashes, skin tone changes – fainting, fluid retention, pain in joints or back, weakness, unusual bleeding, abnormal heart beat, mood changes, and weight gain.


    This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, exercise routine, or medications.

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