Ladies, there’s a new warning just out that EVERY woman needs to see ASAP.
It’s about a drug so common you almost certainly know someone who’s taking it. And you might even be on this medication yourself.
This popular prescription drug could increase your risk of a deadly heart condition. And even if it doesn’t kill you, it could change your life forever.
But there’s a way to avoid the meds, duck the risks, and save yourself. Because, as it turns out, you may not even need this drug in the first place.
Let me explain…
Urgent new warning over beta-blockers
When they give you a pill, they’d better be darned sure about two things.
- It’s safe
- It works
That’s not too much to ask, is it? But you’d be stunned at how little they know about many common drugs. Or, worse yet, when they realize a drug has problems but prescribe it anyway.
And that brings us to today’s drug warning about beta-blockers. They aren’t the new kid on the block. In fact, beta-blockers have been around for half a century now. Yet here we are… in the year 2020… learning of a HORRIFYING new risk.
Older women who take the meds face a five percent higher risk of heart failure. If you’ve already had a heart attack, your risk of heart failure rises to six percent.
And sure, those percentages might not seem huge. But when you realize that beta blockers are among the most commonly prescribed meds for seniors in the United States, the threat becomes more obvious.
According to the CDC, over 22 percent of seniors ages 60 to 79 are taking one. So we could be talking about THOUSANDS of new drug-induced heart failure cases every year. And if you’re on beta-blockers, you could be one of them.
Reduce blood pressure WITHOUT drug side effects
Heart failure isn’t JUST dangerous either. It’s deadly. In fact, half of those who are diagnosed with it are in the grave within five years.
That’s not a side effect. It’s practically a death sentence. And it’s one you shouldn’t have to face.
So we know beta blockers may not be safe. But do they work? Well, it turns out, in many cases, the answer may be no.
A 2012 study found they don’t reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death. So millions could be taking these drugs and facing the dangerous side effects for little to no benefit.
The truth is managing blood pressure doesn’t always require meds. There are effective natural solutions that work well for many folks. And they could help YOU avoid drug-induced side effects too.
Start with the best first. If you’re carrying around a few extra pounds, lose a little weight. Blood pressure rises with body weight, and dropping even just 10 pounds could bring your numbers down significantly.
The easiest and healthiest way to do it is simply dropping the junk carbs and ultra-processed foods from your diet. The weight will practically melt off.
Next, boost your potassium, calcium, and magnesium levels. Fish and dark leafy greens are excellent sources of all three.
And then consider a supplement with lycopene. Studies show in some cases, this natural compound, found in tomatoes, can cut blood pressure nearly as effectively as conventional drugs, but without the risks.