Abracadabra! – You’re Less Healthy Today Than You Were Yesterday

There you were early this morning, drinking a cup of coffee, trying to decipher the latest text, email, call to arms, etc., from your job, BFF’s, family members and even de-friended friends, thinking that life is somewhat grand when you can blow mindless drivel into it your head so early in the morning and still be a decently healthy person.

Not so fast there, Champ – for last night, as you rested your head on the pillow and kissed your smartphone goodnight, you were healthy – but today, you, along with 100 million of your fellow travelers, probably, and most likely do, have high blood pressure – according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Yep – just like that!  Bummer!

30 million Americans who woke perfectly healthy yesterday morning are now suddenly in need of expensive hypertension treatments after the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology decided to lower the definition of “high blood pressure” to 130/80 from the previous trigger of 140/90.  According to Reuters, the change means that nearly 50% of American adults, or roughly 100 million people, now suffer from high blood pressure. – via Zerohedge.com

Wow!  What a break for the pharmaceutical companies who just happen to concoct a vast array of chemicals to treat hypertension.  An ocean of new customers.

A large, government-sponsored study of hypertension patients aged 50 and older showed in 2015 that death from heart-related causes fell 43 percent and heart failure rates dropped 38 percent when their systolic blood pressure was lowered below 120 versus those taken to a target of under 140. 

But patients in the 120 systolic blood pressure group had a higher rate of kidney injury or failure, as well as fainting. – via Reuters.com

Hypertension, kidney failure, fainting – not to worry – Big Pharma has pills for about everything and has you covered.

alexandr-podvalny-221880While high blood pressure can be critical and certainly needs to be treated, there are ways to get it in a healthy range with a sensible diet, less alcohol intake, losing weight, exercising and Vitamin D intake, to name just a few common sense and natural ways to keep your blood pressure from blowing up after reading the 5th email in the morning forecasting a doom of a day ahead.

If interested in a natural and sensible approach to lowering your blood pressure, you can check out a series of articles here and here and here.

If going the allopathic route is your chosen path, consider the amount of the dosage being taken.

Quarter-dose therapies found to be as effective (treating Hypertension) – via NaturalNews.com

Treating high blood pressure, however, is not always as easy or straightforward as one may think. Professor Anthony Rodgers, the study author from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, explained that 88 percent of those aware of their health issue are treated with medication. Yet only one in three is able to gain control of the condition.

According to the study authors, millions of people may be suffering unnecessary adverse effects from hypertension medication. Since taking one kind of hypertension medication is usually not enough to keep high blood pressure under control, doctors often prescribe a second drug that comes with additional side effects.

Minimizing the side effects plays a crucial role in a patient’s treatment plan. Common side-effects include weakness, dizziness, insomnia, headache, and muscle cramps. Since high blood pressure is notoriously difficult to control, Professor Anthony Rodgers noted that finding new, better ways to treat hypertension is a positive move.

“Because high blood pressure is so common and serious, even small improvements in management can have a large impact on public health,” he said.

Medical Disclaimer:

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be used in place of the advice of a healthcare professional. Always consult a doctor or your trusted health guru if you have health concerns.

 

“A vibrant body, a radiant mind, a loving heart, and an honorable life.” Stefan Emunds

Tonight’s musical offering:

~ W.A. Mozart – Serenade for Winds: K. 361; 3rd movement ~

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin In The Fields

From a comment in the “comments” section of this video offering –

“If I could chose a song that would accompany me as I leave this life and move on to the next, this would be it. Most truly, peaceful, unbelievably beautiful, and perfect music my ears have ever had the pleasure to hear.”

We agree.

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