Blood Pressure Medicines – Watch Out For These Side Effects
Many people have to choose prescription anti-hypertensive medication to control high blood pressure. However, you need to be aware that high blood pressure medication can affect body functions, resulting in bad side effects and seriously damage your body in the long run.
Jay Allen in California have had blood pressure over 140/90 since the mid 1970’s.In the past few months his blood pressure started to soar to the 155/100+ range. In reaction, his physician has been prescribing more and more drugs to control it. Jay said: “I was also beginning to feel like a walking zombie from the obvious side effects.” About a month ago, Jay collapsed in the gym while working out from the effects of one of the drugs.
At the age 81, John Ace has been taking blood pressure medication for about 20 years. Lately he was told by his eye specialist that he has macular degenerative (no cure or treatment). He then checked the print on his prescription and it read “loss of vision” as a side effect.
The partial list of high blood pressure drug side effects include: impotence, muscle and joint pain, anemia, dermatitis, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, vomiting, vertigo, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, rash, kidney stones, liver and kidney damage, irregular heartbeat, depression, swelling of legs or ankles as well as other serious conditions.
Side effects of the blood pressure medicine can not only affect your quality of life, it can also cause long term damage to your body. In the long run, high blood pressure medicine can lead to loss of vision, damage to your heart functions, liver and kidney failure, loss of memory and brain functions, and more.
Some people may not notice any side effects at the beginning. However, after a while, people start to notice the increased negative impact to their body, health and well-being. The side effects can be silent for many years until the serious damage to your body has already been done. This is because the hypertension medicine causes imbalance in your body and its damaging effects accumulate and become more noticeable with time.
If you are taking diuretics, be aware that diuretics can drain your body’s supply of the mineral called potassium. This can lead to possible side effects, such as, leg cramps or tiredness. You may need to take potassium supplement to replenish your body with this mineral.
Hypertensive medication does not cure high blood pressure. It is a bandage that only temporarily keeps it at the safe level. If one stops taking medication, one’s blood pressure will go up the very next day. In order to keep it in the healthy range, one needs to take it everyday for the rest of one’s life. Quite often, after a while, the chosen medication stops working. Doctors have to prescribe different or more medications like in the case of Jay, which may cause even more damage to one’s body, health and well-being.
The best way to get high blood pressure under control is through life style changes, such as do meditation, breathing practice, or exercises. Effective natural remedies are also available to help people without side effect. Some of these natural remedies can work well with medications.
When you start to pay attention to and take responsibility of your body and health, your high blood pressure can be taken under control without bad side effects.