Managing your meds can feel like a full-time job.
There are pills that have to be taken WITH food. Pills that have to be taken WITHOUT food. Some that need to be taken together. Others are best taken apart.
Some need to be swallowed once a week. Others are required daily. And a few even need to be taken several times a day. And yet, despite all those details, it’s still often unclear exactly WHEN the best time to take a pill is.
It’s enough to make your head spin. Or maybe that’s just a side effect.
Well, my friend, today I’m going to make one part of the process just a little bit easier for a lot of folks.
I have the EXACT right time of day to take one of the most commonly prescribed medications for seniors… blood pressure drugs.
Knowing WHEN to take these meds will just help you get into a regular routine. But it could also help REDUCE side effects while making the meds MORE effective at the same time.
And that could mean you may never need the higher doses that so many Americans end up taking.
Better still, I have a plan that could help some folks taper off the drugs, REDUCING, and maybe even ELIMINATING them altogether.
When to take your blood pressure meds
Blood pressure drugs are often a one-way ticket. Destination: your local pharmacy… for higher doses and more meds.
See, even when a BP drug works, it’s often temporary. Eventually, blood pressure starts to rise again. So doctors increase the doses. And when that’s no longer an option, add MORE drugs to the mix.
But new research reveals a trick that could help. And it’s all about timing.
If you’re on blood pressure meds – whether it’s one drug or several – new research reveals the best time to take them is right before bed.
Compared to taking the blood pressure drugs in the morning, folks who take them at night have…
- BETTER blood pressure control
- FEWER heart and blood vessel problems
- LOWER risk of death
And the specifics are even MORE exciting. Taking the meds at night could cut the risk of…
- Stroke by 49 percent
- Heart attack by 44 percent
- Narrowed coronary arteries by 40 percent
- Heart failure by 42 percent
Plus, death from heart or blood vessel problems plummeted by two-thirds.
Restore your natural nightly BP dip
Now it, of course, goes without saying that you should talk to your doc before making any changes to your regular medication routine.
But when you do, make sure he knows about this new research – as well as earlier studies which focused on the evening “dip” in blood pressure.
You see, it’s normal for BP to drop at night. But as hypertension sets in, that drop often vanishes, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke overnight.
Those earlier studies found that taking the meds in the evening can restore the “dip” to bring BP down when it matters most.
But let’s be honest. The REAL goal is to find a way OFF the drugs if you can. And natural strategies, such as potassium and magnesium, may be able to help.
This combo has been shown to reduce blood pressure in some folks effectively. In fact, in some cases, the tag team works as well as the meds but without the risks.
Consider working with a doctor skilled in natural medicine to develop a personalized plan to help YOU reduce or eliminate blood pressure drugs for good.