#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.