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Blood Pressure Drugs Can Cause Seniors to Drop Like Flies

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular

We all know that high blood pressure is bad for us. But what about low blood pressure? 

The question is important because blood pressure guidelines have changed in recent years. 

It used to be that doctors routinely prescribed hypertension drugs to patients whose systolic (upper number) reading was greater than 140. Now the recommendation has dropped to 130. This means far more people are candidates for blood pressure drugs.Read More

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Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular

Many of us worry about high blood pressure. And for good reason. It leads to heart disease and increases your risk of stroke and early death.

That’s why millions of Americans take hypertension medications. But a Harvard University analysis recently revealed a surprising new danger associated with these drugs. They might actually be too effective in reducing blood pressure.[1]

Optimal blood pressure is about 120/80.… Read More