Reducing Blood Pressure Doesn't Lower Stroke Risk

July 9, 2015

Millions of Americans are taking medications to lower their blood pressure. The reason? The most common reason given is that it lowers the risk for having a stroke.

 

Well, surprise!  A new study finds that these drugs do not accomplish their goal.

 

What this study showed is that giving a drug to lower someone's blood pressure to, say, 120/80 (considered low risk for stroke) does not lower the risk of stroke to the same level as someone who naturally has blood pressure of 120/80.

 

The abstract linked there is a little difficult to untangle, so here's a translation:

 

A person taking 3 or more drugs to get their blood pressure down to 120/80 is 2.48 times more like to have a stroke than someone who is at 120/80 without medication. If someone's top blood pressure number is 140-159 and that person is not taking drugs, they are 2.19x more likely to have a stroke.

 

Said another way, drugging someone down to 120/80 leaves a person almost 30% more likely to have a stroke than someone undrugged with a blood pressure of 159/90. If doctors told patients these facts, who would agree to take the medications?

 

This is a perfect example of a fundamental difference between conventional therapies and naturopathic therapies. We have a patient now who came in on 5 blood pressure medications, and this patient's blood pressure was still far out of control. We have done IV nutrients and his blood pressure has dropped by over 30 points so far!

 

Another patient with high blood pressure seemed to need a good, so we put her on a quick, 9-day cleanse program that we developed. So far her blood pressure is down by almost 20 points. She's going to do another cleanse program, and we will expect an additional drop.

 

Medications to treat high blood pressure can deplete vital nutrients, including folic acid, vitamin B6 and coenzyme Q10. Natural therapies not only support general nutrient levels, but actively replenish them.

 

If you or someone you know would like a different approach to controlling high blood pressure, contact our clinic by emailing us at info@immersionhealthpdx.com. We will set you up for a free consultation if you have more questions, or a new patient appointment if you are ready to jump into a full treatment program.

 

You have nothing to lose but your medications.

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