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Harmful Blood Pressure Medication

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

A study in the American Journal of Hypertension, August 2010, found that blood pressure medication can make blood pressure worse.

Unfortunately Big Pharma pushes the drugs and doctors obediently follow without knowing they are not helping with the control of hypertension.

Almost all of the new type of commonly prescribed blood pressure medications (calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors) have the net effect of short-circuiting the function of your kidneys to drive down blood pressure. The kidney makes an enqyme called rennin, which causes your blood pressure to rise so as to maintain proper fluid volume in your body. Big Pharma makes medications to blunt the process.

This new study shows that many people with high blood pressure actually have low rennin function which results in high blood pressure and these medication actually makes the situation worse.

It has been known for almost 40 years that dysfunction of the sodium/potassium pump at cell membranes is causing the depression of rennin function in the kidneys. To correct the problem you need to reduce sodium intake and increase potassium intake. Actually increasing potassium and magnesium intake can improve the source of the problem and should really be the first line of action.