It’s a shocking answer to a dark mystery. And a revelation so stunning that it could serve as the plot for a hit Hollywood thriller.
This one starts with a series of tragedies across the country… all completely unrelated.
Or so it seems.
But look closer at this unexpected wave of deaths, and you’ll find a link to a billion-dollar business. An industry that’ll stop at nothing to make sure NO ONE figures out what’s really going on.
Well, friend, today I’m here to reveal the truth. That those “unrelated” deaths are VERY real. And so is the new research connecting the dots between them.
And this common thread could SHAKE UP the entire drug industry. Plus, it could change how America’s seniors treat one of the most common health problems they face as they grow older.
The DARK SIDE of blood pressure meds
If you ever took a poll of how many of your friends are on blood pressure meds for hypertension, the results would likely stun you.
It’s not just you popping those pills. It’s nearly everyone.
The older you get, the higher the likelihood that a doctor will put you on a drug to lower your blood pressure. And for many folks, it’s not a single drug. They’re taking two, or more.
None of these blood pressure meds are very good, mind you. They ALL have risks and side effects, from memory loss to falls.
But the latest research reveals that some have a previously unknown – and absolutely terrifying – risk. One that could explain that “unexpected” death wave I just mentioned.
See, not every senior dies peacefully in his or her sleep of old age. And not everyone passes away in a hospital battling chronic disease. Some people make the tragic choice to take their own lives.
But what if it’s not a choice at all?
Suicide risk skyrockets 63% with THIS BP drug
The new study finds that certain popular blood pressure meds could essentially short-circuit your brain. They can transform a once-vibrant senior into someone looking to end it all.
That means people who would NEVER choose to end their lives… people who would NEVER consider harming themselves… are suffering from a drug side effect with devastating and permanent consequences.
The study finds taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) can increase your risk of suicide by up to 63 percent when compared to taking ACE inhibitors.
Experts say the drugs may be causing high levels of the hormone angiotensin II to build up in the brain, causing or worsening mood disorders.
Obviously, if you have or have had depression (or might be at risk for it), this is a drug you want to avoid. And that’s especially true since there are better ways to bring down blood pressure without any meds at all.
For example, one recent study found that just 15 mg of natural lycopene per day can cut systolic (“top number”) blood pressure by up to 10 points. That makes it not only safer than most blood pressure meds, but in some cases more effective, too.
Plus, the minerals potassium and magnesium may seem like old hat. But still, they can efficiently lower BP without the risks that come with blood pressure meds. Talk with your doctor today about trying safer, natural alternatives.