“Do I have to be on blood pressure drugs the rest of my life?”
Did you ask this question when your doctor handed you the prescription he wrote at the end of your last physical exam? You might have been surprised that your blood pressure was high, or maybe this was a health issue you had both been keeping an eye on. Either way, it isn’t a good feeling to be told your only option is medication.
You know high blood pressure can lead to other dangerous health conditions and outcomes, but isn’t there a way to avoid being hogtied to medications for the rest of your life? Blood pressure screens are standard at every health exam, and according to the CDC, almost 30 percent of Americans over the age of fifty take a blood pressure medication prescribed by their physician.
One reason is that as we age, our blood vessels begin to lose their elasticity. They don’t expand as needed to allow for easy blood flow. Another reason is that as we age, many people have put on a few extra pounds because (let’s face it) we aren’t exercising like we should. For some, high blood pressure just runs in the family. For whatever reason, it’s upsetting when the only option to lower our blood pressure is a prescription medication.
Did you know that just going to the doctors office can cause a spike in your blood pressure? How many people do you think may be taking blood pressure meds due to this phenomenon?
Are pharmaceutical drugs the only answer to high blood pressure? Isn’t there anything people can do to maintain safe blood pressure levels besides trek down to the drug store every month and become first-name-basis buddies with some pharmacist? Is there a better, safer way to stay healthy?
These are questions more and more people are asking themselves, and until now science did not seem to have universally acceptable answers to that question. High blood pressure appeared to be just one of the negative aspects of aging, with drugs being the only answer.
HOWEVER…Over the years, a new awareness is being born, a small group of determined individuals have recognized that perpetual medication is not necessarily in their best interest. They’ve noted the side effects and they’ve recognized the down side of being medicated. They read. They think. They know the difference between “managed symptoms” and “cured”.
So if you are tired of the stock prescription answer to any (or all) of your physical exam results, look no further. Just grab this report, educate yourself and regain control of your health.