Selling of Blood Pressure Drugs
Majid Ali, M.D.
Cost of Keeping Blood Pressure Below 120
Wise men of money in medicine know that there little, if any, profits in selling needed drugs. The rich profits are in selling drugs for fear. For that they must first create fear. For that they must recruit news media. The readers might think, here I seek cheap thrills. If so, please consider the following quote from an editorial in The New York Times of July 4, 2015 (what could be more patriotic on a day like that!)
“Researchers also need to find out more about just how low blood pressure needs to be to prevent heart attacks, strokes and other ill effects. A clinical study of 9,000 adults with high blood pressure being conducted now might offer some answers when results are in, probably in 2017. Half of the participants were told to reduce their systolic blood pressure — the top number — to below 120 by using common 120 by using common medications, while the other half aimed for below 140.”
What is wrong with this statement? The Times does not reveal the evil in keeping blood pressure below 120 with drugs. Nor does it mention natural ways to keep blood pressure in the healthy range.
True Cost of keeping Blood Pressure Below 120 With Drugs
* Over 130 million Americans will be drugged.
* Nearly all men so treated will develop some form of ED (erectile dysfunction)
* There will be 40% greater risk of hip fractures among the elderly on drugs
(the Times report).
* Most people experience fatigue with blood pressure drugs.