I’m sure America’s seniors would start a revolution if they knew they REAL reason they felt so crummy a lot of the time. Hint: It’s NOT your age, my friend.
That’s what you’re told, of course. So, you start to believe that you just have to ACCEPT that life-sapping, soul-sucking, body-wracking drain as “normal.”
The truth of the matter is just about EVERYTHING they blame on your age is, more often than not, a side-effect of your medication.
Those muscle aches? Statins could be the culprit. Upset stomach? Painkillers are a likely cause. Bloated? Metformin might be the enemy. Spacey and absented-mined? Well, that could be just about any of them.
But probably no drug interferes more with your quality of life than blood pressure meds. They can cause you to feel fatigued, dizzy, anxious, and forgetful. And they could trigger everything from headaches to falls.
Yet most seniors take them without question. And not just for blood pressure, either. There’s ANOTHER claim they use that would scare the pills INTO anyone.
But the latest research reveals it’s nothing but a myth.
Blood pressure brain myth… BUSTED!
They keep cutting blood pressure targets. It seems like just when you get used to a new “goal” number, they slash it again.
They insist it’s not just your blood pressure alone that you need to worry about. And it’s not just about your heart and stroke risk either.
They claim your brain is in danger, too.
They say if your BP is too high above whatever the latest guidelines are, you’re doomed to stagger around in a haze of fading memory leading to cognitive decline and dementia.
And let’s face it, with a threat like that, it’s really no wonder people quickly comply and take the meds. After all, few things are as terrifying as the thought of losing your memory.
But the new study shows the fear-mongering is bunk. In fact, the researchers even used the new “aggressive” blood pressure measures currently being pushed by the mainstream. And the drugs STILL flunked.
Dial down your BP naturally
They medicated seniors to get them down to 120 or below on the systolic (“top”) number. And while the study didn’t get into the specifics, we know that often means at least two medications and the miserable side effects that go along with them.
The volunteers were drugged into meeting “aggressive” targets and tested throughout the study. And over four years, this approach made NO difference by any key measure, including…
- logical memory
- immediate recall
- executive function
- global cognitive function
- processing speed
- delayed recall
In other words, there’s no evidence that basement low BP levels do anything significant to save your brain. But don’t expect any apologies or change of course anytime soon.
Not from mainstream medicine, that is. If anything, they’ll likely double down on this approach driving blood pressure expectations even lower.
But you don’t have to let this happen to you.
Studies show that slightly elevated blood pressure in seniors is seldom a big worry. And let’s face it if your own BP is a bit high, the side effects from taking the blood pressure meds may be worse than any minor benefits you might get.
Some studies suggest seniors can go as high as 160 before any action is needed. But you can talk to your own doc about what’s best for you.
And when you do need to lower your blood pressure, there are better options to try… from beet juice to l-carnitine… before resorting to risky drugs. They include one unexpected natural therapy that can take 10 points off your BP with NO EFFORT at all, and you can read all about it for free right here.
And if you’re looking for memory protection, I’ll have an easy option for you coming up later this week, so keep an eye on your email.
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