Medical doctors routinely recommend drug therapy for hypertension – taken for life. But is drug therapy the best approach? And, is it safe?
In multiple studies, drug treatment for high blood pressure has proven to be ineffective and disturbingly dangerous. In fact, drug therapy can be worse than doing nothing at all.
Scientists found the risk of stroke went up by a third for each blood pressure medication taken. People who needed three or more drugs were at a 248 percent higher risk than those whose normal systolic blood pressure was less than 120mmHG.*
Don’t assume that your doctor is aware of these facts. If diagnosed with mild high blood pressure, you’ll likely be prescribed one or more drugs, instructed that it is helpful, and told that you must take it for the rest of your life.
*University of Alabama at Birmingham, “Blood pressure medication can lead to increased risk of stroke.” Science Daily, 29 May 2015.