Do I Need Blood Pressure Medication?

What is hypertension?

Rough­ly one out of three adults in the Unit­ed States have hyper­ten­sion (high blood pres­sure). Only half of those with high blood pres­sure have it under con­trol. High blood pres­sure can be a seri­ous prob­lem. It can dam­age your blood ves­sels, par­tic­u­lar­ly in your kid­neys and your brain. Even­tu­al­ly, it can also dam­age the valves in your heart. Preg­nant women are prone to a form of high blood pres­sure called preeclamp­sia, which is dan­ger­ous to the woman and her baby. For these rea­sons, mil­lions of peo­ple are tak­ing med­ica­tions to con­trol their blood pres­sure.

How­ev­er,  med­ica­tion is not nec­es­sar­i­ly the best way to con­trol blood pres­sure. Yes, it can reduce the blood pres­sure. But it does not cure the vas­cu­lar resis­tance that the heart is try­ing to solve by beat­ing so hard. The best way to solve the blood pres­sure prob­lem is to relieve this resis­tance by eat­ing a low-fat veg­an diet.

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