High Blood Pressure

ACE Inhibitors: The Side Effect Many Doctors Ignore

Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) are drugs used primarily for the treatment of hypertension. Some of the most popular ACE inhibitors are sold under these brand names: Capoten, Lotensin, Vasotec, Monopril and Accupril. And the best-selling ACE inhibitor of all goes under the generic name lisinopril, sold as Prinivil and Zestril. If you are taking an […]

This Blood Pressure Drug Combo Can Be Fatal

If you’re taking prescription high blood pressure drugs, there’s an important risk you need to know about. I’m talking about a very real threat of kidney failure… dialysis… and even a fatal heart rhythm disorder, just from taking two of the most popular blood pressure medications on the market. Luckily, in the UK and European […]

Is The Internet Giving Your Kids High Blood Pressure?

Let’s face it, since the arrival of the Internet our lives have changed tremendously and going back to the days of making phone calls (instead of texting), writing letters and posting them (instead of sending emails) and sticking family photos in a photo album (instead of saving them on a cloud… or is that ‘in’ […]

Are New Blood Pressure Guidelines On The Horizon?

Hypertension hysteria hit an all-time high in 1999 when the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines saying that any diastolic (second half) blood pressure reading over 80 was not healthy. AstraZeneca, one of the many drug companies that sponsored this “research,” was so excited that it issued a press release to “leak” these new numbers […]