Blood pressure sufferers now have a new worry. The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of a widely prescribed blood pressure drug called valsartan, the generic for Diovan.
The FDA warned this drug may be tainted by nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a probable human carcinogen. That means it can promote cancer production in humans.
Dr. Marlene Merritt (DOM, MS Nutrition), an Austin, TX-based doctor who specializes in helping patients lower high blood pressure, says "The danger doesn’t stop with generic drugs. Commonly-prescribed high blood pressure drugs like Lisinopril and Norvasc come with a host of side effects like fatigue, fainting, erectile dysfunction, memory decline, nausea and weakness."
Most patients don’t realize that these drugs do nothing to correct the underlying blood pressure problem, which means they have to take drugs for life.
I would like to give you my opinion about this topic, if you do not mind !
Blood pressure is a SYMPTOM but it seems presently it is addressed as the problem.
There are so many reason that your blood pressure can be high !
From an alternative point of view, the question would be , "why is the blood pressure high?" What is the reason the body is creating this symptom?
Recently I have been working with a medical doctor and it seems that there are several types of drugs they use to bring down the blood pressure. I realized that each one of them effects the body is very specific way.
Once HE determines which drug is most effective I can nutritionally work on the system which the drug effects and see if we can get the body to heal in this fashion.
Please recall in Eastern medicine, You Cannot Be Sick & Healthy Simultaneously.
So healing any symptom is a matter of , "how can we make the body healthier".
One factors I would like you to consider is that something has to be wrong for your blood pressure to go up and even if you are medicated the process causing the high blood pressure will still be there. It is classic ; masking the symptom.
THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT SOMETIMES THE BLOOD PRESSURE NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT DOWN RIGHT AWAY - IT CAN BE LIFE THREATENING .
In this case thank God there is medication to help. BUT that is not the end.
Being healthy is the "way to go ! "
"symptoms are the kindness of the body to let you know how it is functioning. It is very different to "say" to your body, Thanks for letting me know what is going on with you. " !