Flower Power Beats Big Pharma's Drugs
Did you know that not everyone diagnosed with hypertension actually has it?
When a new patient walks through the door of the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, they’re usually taking at least one medication they don’t need.
But sometimes a new patient is taking a dangerous prescription drug for a disease they don’t have — and that gets my blood boiling.
I’m talking about high blood pressure — also known as hypertension. Doctors like to call it “the silent killer.”
I’ve seen so many patients who are taking dangerous high blood pressure prescription medications…
In fact, more than half of all people aged 55 and up, and two-thirds of people 65 and older are diagnosed with hypertension. And the number continues to rise with age.1
But here’s the thing…
Not everyone who is diagnosed with hypertension actually has it.
A study by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Centre (CRCHUM) found that more than half of family doctors are still using outdated manual cuffs to measure blood pressure, which often leads to misdiagnosis.2
That means up to 20% of patients may be misdiagnosed with hypertension — and are taking dangerous medications for a disease they don’t have.
And if you’re diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are four different types of drugs your doctor might prescribe.
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