Prescription high blood pressure medications do nothing to resolve the underlying issue of high blood pressure.
They only deal with the immediate symptoms.
Here is a list of what can happen to blood vessels during high blood pressure. Remember, these are the results - not the causes of high blood pressure. These are the symptoms that high blood pressure medications treat.
All of the above medications include increased risk for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and kidney damage and none of these medications deal with any causes of high blood pressure - only the symptoms.
More Details On High Blood Pressure Medications
1. Diuretics don't know the difference between what is a nutrient and what is waste - they flush any and everything out. They can flush nutrients out of the body resulting in a shortage. A good example is potassium, which can be in short supply to begin with when you have high blood pressure.
Diuretics can cause weakness, dizziness and irregular heartbeat.
2. Calcium Channel Blockers - reduce the amount of calcium that enters the muscle tissue in the heart and arteries. Calcium is required for the electrical impulses that make the heart beat. Less calcium weakens theses impulse, resulting in a weaker heartbeat.
Using common sense, does this type of method make sense to you? If you don't want to be active, maybe!
3. Beta Blockers - block the effects of the hormone epinephrine causing the heart to beat more slowly with less force.
Taking Beta Blockers for awhile and then stopping them, you may experience increased problems with asthma, cholesterol and heart rate, so if you start taking this drug, you may end up on it for the rest of your life.
Other side effects can include cold hands and feet, fatigue and depression symptoms.
4. Ace Inhibitors - Angiostensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors block the action of some hormones involved in blood pressure control and relaxes blood vessels. They prevent the formation of angiotensin II, which causes blood vessels to constrict.
Side effects can be rashes, loss of taste, chronic cough and kidney damage.
5. Alpha Blockers - used to dilate blood vessels by blocking alpha receptors in artery muscles. Alpha receptors are responsible for tensing the muscle tissue in the arteries.
This drug us usually added to the others above when they aren't doing the job satisfactorily.
Just remember, we are giving you some concise information regarding side effects. There are many more side effects attributed to these drugs. Beware of your health if you are on these drugs or are thinking about taking them.
Also remember that all drugs are toxic to the body - especially the liver and kidneys!
Taking natural herbals and making some dietary/exercise changes can do a lot more positive things for you than any high blood pressure medications ever can or will do.
Good herbal products will actually help withe causes of the problem.
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