If you, or someone you care about, is taking a high blood pressure med there’s an URGENT new warning you need to hear.
This information could impact MILLIONS of American seniors.
Scientists have just discovered a frightening new risk of a hypertension drug that’s been widely used for decades.
And if you’re taking medication for high blood pressure, there’s a good chance that YOU could be facing this newly exposed side effect… right now.
The good news is there are some simple steps you can take starting today to protect yourself.
Changes that will help cut your dependence on high blood pressure meds, or even eliminate them altogether, so you never have to face this risk.
And I can show you how.
The UGLY new risk of high blood pressure meds
Common calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure come with a risk of side effects at ANY age.
But as you get older, your body can develop less tolerance to the drugs. Which means even if you’ve never had a problem before, you could develop THIS ONE now… out of the blue.
And if you’re like most folks, you’d never guess a drug you’ve been taking for years is to blame.
The condition is called diverticulosis. It’s when little pockets form inside your intestinal wall as the digestive tract weakens, and the inner layer pushes into the outer one.
It sounds horrible. But believe it or not, you probably won’t even know you have it AT FIRST.
But eventually, those pockets can lead to…
They can even bulge and BURST.
And then, trust me, you’ll definitely know it’s there!
Suddenly you’ll be facing agonizing pain… hospitalization… emergency surgery… and, in extreme cases, even DEATH.
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Seniors already have a much higher risk of diverticulosis.
But the new study finds that taking calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure can cause that risk to jump even higher. And that’s especially true if you’re on the non-dihydropyridine class of these meds.
As always, researchers are warning people not to change their medication habits, saying that more studies are needed to confirm the link.
And that’s true, you obviously shouldn’t make any changes to your meds without speaking to a doctor first.
But why not at least have a conversation?
Many people get their first high blood pressure med in their 40s or 50s and stay on it… pretty much forever. When your BP starts to rise again, you might get a second and sometimes even a third drug.
The prescription refills are automatic. Most docs never even mention them again. And that’s a BIG mistake.
The truth is EVERY “automatic” drug should be reevaluated regularly as you get older, and the risks rise. Drugs that didn’t cause a problem when you were 40 or 50 can start to make trouble when you’re 60 or 70, as the new study shows all too well.
So go ahead and make an appointment to talk to the doc about ALL of your current meds.
And while you’re there, don’t just talk about switching from one drug or dose to another. Ask about your other options too, including the possibility of starting on a back-to-basics approach to high blood pressure.
Increasing potassium and magnesium can often cut BP about as effectively as meds. Plus, if you drop a little weight, your blood pressure will usually fall right along with the pounds.
And that combo alone could be all it takes to convince your doctor that you don’t need any of those drugs after all.
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