🚨Blood pressure medication recall🚨
The Paper Frying Pan part 1
I have spoken previously on the many issues that come along with entertaining conversations that have been built on a faulty, shaky and flat-out corrupt foundation.
The biggest problem with this is that you will still find yourself making decisions and coming to conclusions that have been baked in and ultimately already decided for you by the other side. No matter what independent thought you may think that you're having, it doesn't belong to you, because you're playing in their world, so whatever analysis you may have thought you had, entailed faulty data. The only way to win a game like this, it to entirely quit playing the game, which is to take yourself out of the conversation entirely and construct a new discussion.
This same principle applies when we look at one of my favorite medical topics, high blood pressure. More specifically I am referring to the multiple recalls that have taken place over the past several months and as recent as this month.
Now I could sit here and have a conversation about the reasons these medications have been called back, which medication exactly has been recalled, their potential risk, and alternatives to these meds, but I won't, for two reasons. The first reason is the least of importance while also keeping us in a conversation that has been built on shaky, faulty and a corrupt foundation while the second entirely takes us out of their conversation which I am a huge advocate of doing.
#1- Blood Pressure medications don't work!
Yes, they may cause your blood pressure numbers on the blood pressure device to decrease, but what exactly does that mean for you, the individual with all of the side effect of the medications. There is no doubt that these medications are great at artificially lowering blood pressure via blocking receptors, enforcing dilation of the arteries, and inhibiting specific hormonal systems that all regulate blood pressure. However, that's not the real reason you were scared into taking these meds. You were told that high blood pressure causes strokes, heart attacks, kidney damage, and death, so this is what you're ultimately working to avoid, right?
Well, what if I told you that this was all a trick bag and that most people taking these medications, will receive no benefits from the meds but only potential side effects and a big fluffy, comfy blanket of false security.
That's the first reason; these medications don't even work as it pertains to why you thought you were taking them in the first place, mortality, and morbidity. Now let's expeditiously do what we should have done in the first place, which is taken ourselves out of their conversation by dealing with reason #2.
#2- High Blood Pressure is not a Disease
That's right! This is why reason number 1 is null and void as well as most of the conversations centered around hypertension. Apparently, when you treat signs and symptoms as if they were diseases, you now enter yourself into a non-beneficial, non-mutual, lopsided relationship, where one side gets side effects and hustled, while the other side gets "The Bag." This whole crusade about treating a non-disease as if it were a terrorist is one that would make Nino Brown proud.
Until next time P.E.A.C.E.