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High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study
Yahoo Health ^ | July 16, 2014 | Dennis Thompson

Posted on 06/17/2014 3:53:38 AM PDT by BobL

MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lower is not necessarily better when it comes to treating high blood pressure, researchers report.

(Excerpt) Read more at health.yahoo.net ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bloodpressure; health; hypertension
And yet ANOTHER health myth for generations is debunked - partially in this case. As I read it, there is no advantage in having a BP of 139, versus 120 (the myth), although over 139 does start leading to troubles as the number goes up (still valid).
1 posted on 06/17/2014 3:53:38 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

More ‘settled’ science.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 3:56:15 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

How many private pilots lost their medical certificate because of “High Blood Pressure”?


3 posted on 06/17/2014 4:07:30 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: BobL

But then Big Pharm can’t push meds on you!


4 posted on 06/17/2014 4:07:34 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: BobL

Statins and BP medicines have the great benefit of killing old people by causing falls.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 4:08:38 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: goodwithagun

Yea, pretty much it. More drug company hype.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 4:08:41 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

They did that to me. I just stopped taking all the additional meds after almost passing out when I stood up one morning.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 4:16:23 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BobL

Here’s another. Cholesterol, you may be over treated for it, and those statins kill.

This is a Brand NEW study.
Cholesterol : Dietary guidelines are wrong on saturated fats, claims cardiovascular researcher
http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science-Nutrition/Dietary-guidelines-are-wrong-on-saturated-fats-claims-cardiovascular-researcher


8 posted on 06/17/2014 4:17:34 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: AppyPappy

“Statins and BP medicines have the great benefit of killing old people by causing falls.”

Wow, did not hear that...very interesting, and something that I’ll remember. Thanks.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 4:19:49 AM PDT by BobL
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To: GailA

You may want to post that one...we need to get past these myths.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 4:20:47 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

I’m a Low BP 115 over 70-75, but my heart rate is high 90+ legacy of hypothyroid issues, the only time BP spikes is PAIN. When illness hits it can drop it to 100/50 then I’m in trouble. The so called Norm of 120/80 is rare for me.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 4:23:53 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: BobL

Bkmk Thanks.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 4:34:01 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: goodwithagun

You should change your tag line to your gun has killed fewer people than medical mistakes do.

Being the victim of their drugs, I can tell you how bad some of them are. The latest ad for Lyrica is misleading For many it mimics FMS and causes more PAIN, and you can say good bye to your sex life. The Nexium ad does not state it causes Barrett’s Esophagus, It originally was designed for 2 week ulcer treatment. It also causes Bone Density issues. I have to take it, OA drugs ruined my Gastro tract with the GERD side effects.

I have Drug Induced OP, they are pushing OP drugs at me. I reacted to the least Fosamax thankfully a sample, 5 days and it was in the trash. Instead of vitamins and minerals. Calcium needs K2 complex to make it work well and stop your arteries from being clogged with it.

K2 http://www.dentalaegis.com/cced/2011/10/bridging-the-gap-between-osteoporosis-and-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-preventing-and-treating-bronj-with-mk4

Nexium
Bone density side effects, and Barret’s Esophagus
http://www.valleyhealthcancercenter.com/Cancer-Services/Barretts-Esophagus - GERD treatment Upper GI every 2 yrs biopsy.

Often used beside Lyrica.

Gabapentin Side Effecth http://www.rxlist.com/neurontin-side-effects-drug-center.htm

NEW TO MARKET
Savella http://www.rxlist.com/savella-side-effects-drug-center.htm

OP DRUGS

FDA ALERT RECLAST higher risk of Kidney Failure and A Fib.
http://www.natap.org/2011/newsUpdates/090911_03.htm

Reclast UPS kidney failure, A FIB risk.
http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/news/20110901/fda-osteoporsis-drug_ups-kidney-failure-risk

Safety update for osteoporosis drugs, bisphosphonates, and atypical fractures
http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/drugsafetypodcasts/ucm229800.htm

Reclast 1 yr IV
http://www.rxlist.com/reclast-side-effects-drug-center.htm
NOT TO BE GIVEN TO ASTHMA PATIENTS!
http://medsfacts.com/study-RECLAST-causing-TREMOR.php

Chronic pain linked to vitamin D deficiency in men
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275615.php

zinc & Copper imbalance
http://www.drkaslow.com/html/zinc-copper_imbalances.htmli

Collagen Role in Body
http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BoneStruct


13 posted on 06/17/2014 4:38:00 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: BobL

I have been saying that for years.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 4:54:58 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: BobL

I heard some talk of redefining the starndards descibing high blood pressure to 150/90.

When my Doctor first put me on the meds to control mine, my blood pressure at the time was around 140/88.

The side effects of the meds resulted in high cholesterol, which I never had before, which resulted in another scrip and the side effect of those meds was a slight up tick in blood pressure.

Funny how this works and now I’m stuck on all these meds.

Be very careful about letting a Doctor put you on blood pressure meds.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 5:00:22 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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Or are they attempting to justify letting people walk around with higher blood pressure and go untreated to save on prescription costs?!? Which articles are government propaganda and which are not? I’m inclined to agree that below 140 is optimal. There are so many types of people that one set of specifications can’t cover all of them without some allowances on performance.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 5:07:23 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Millions could go off blood pressure meds
 
03/29/2014 6:57:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies
Yahoo/AFP ^ | March 29, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - One in four American adults over 60 being treated for high blood pressure could go off their medication under recent guidelines issued in the United States, a study said Saturday. The changes, which stirred controversy in the medical community, could mean nearly six million may no longer need drugs to control their blood pressure, Duke University researchers said in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings are the first to analyze the impact of 2014 guidelines that raised blood pressure targets to 150/90, instead of the previous goal of 140/90, in adults age 60 and...

17 posted on 06/17/2014 5:12:10 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy; All

I refuse to take any prescriptions, with the exception for pain (like if I have a cavity or surgical procedure).
My friend is on 32 medications - the doctors are killing her. One drug they gave her fried her lungs. She’s in pain all the time. I’m trying to get her to explore essential oils & better nutrition...very sad situation.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 5:33:36 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: TomGuy

Hopefully the DOT will change the standards for CDL drivers to 150/90 then. I had to go on blood pressure meds this year to get my DOT medical cert.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 5:41:20 AM PDT by Tailback
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To: Carbonsteel
Be very careful about letting a Doctor put you on blood pressure meds.

Be very careful about leaving BP meds.

​​≡≡8-O

20 posted on 06/17/2014 5:47:06 AM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: AppyPappy

Yes indeed. My father was placed on a BP med by his nurse practioner because of his diabetes even though is BP is always under 120 usually a systolic of under 115.

He fell at home, when the paramedics picked him up his BP was 60/40!! We moved him near us and took him off the med!


21 posted on 06/17/2014 5:52:44 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: AppyPappy

Can you recommend some reading on that subject? I am on what I think is too much and too many Blood Pressure meds and feel unsteady most of the time.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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Statis cause leg weakness and pain.

BP’s lower BP until you get dizzy when you bend over.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 6:10:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TomGuy

Amlodipine Besylate 5mg, Valsartan-HCTZ 12.5 mg. If I stopped these I’d be back in the hospital in no time...or in the morgue.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 6:28:09 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: AppyPappy
Correct Appy Pappy...I am a Physical Therapist and I visit senior citizens in their homes. They are very often over medicated with BP and statins. Both meds can create falling down risk.

I am constantly amazed and alarmed at how oldsters who would never smoke a joint become compliant addicted slaves to their doc/pharm pushers.

While drug therapy is a wonderful blessing...out of control Big Pharm is recking havoc on our population.

25 posted on 06/17/2014 7:29:23 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: AppyPappy

That’s me. Thanks.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Does so

There’s no leaving.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 10:30:21 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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