Your doctor prescribes yet another drug for you, this time it’s Beta Blockers.
Do you take it?
Is it responsible to question your doctor before swallowing?
It’s tough to feel confident enough to question your doctor, but if you don’t ask questions, do you know what you are risking?
First, let’s take a look at the side effects you might expect from taking Beta Blockers:
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with the use of beta blockers include:
- cold extremities
- exacerbation of Raynaud’s syndrome
- heart failure
- heart block
- abnormal vision
- decreased concentration
- insomnia, nightmares
- clinical depression
- sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction
- alteration of glucose and lipid metabolism.
Clinical guidelines in Great Britain, but not in the United States, call for avoiding diuretics and beta-blockers as first-line treatment of hypertension due to the risk of diabetes.
(article originally published on News-Medical.net)
WOAH! Hold the phone! Is it worth risking all that?
Your doctor will tell you that Beta Bockers will reduce your risk of death, but there is good reason why the clinical guidelines in Great Britain warn against using beta-blockers IF they can be avoided!
Reducing your risk of death might sound worth risking the nasty side effects listed above, but before you swallow those pills, you probably want to consider the following information:
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Increased risk of diabetes is no joke and mixing anxiety medications could be deadly.
Unhealthy blood sugar levels fuel heart disease.
Thinking that you must risk diabetes to avoid heart disease just does NOT make sense.
Anxiety is a crippling emotion to live with, but is it worth risking your life with drugs?
Taking a look at how beta blockers effect mortality over all, it really begins to look like benefit is questionable.
Is there really a simple alternative to Beta Blockers?
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