High blood pressure is a growing problem in the United States for a number of reasons, not least of which are processed foods, smoking, poor exercise habits, and inadequate stress coping skills. But now there is growing evidence to show that the drugs pushed on us by Big Pharma and the medical industry are contributing to the growing epidemic of hypertension.
The condition affects roughly 75 million Americans today. That’s about one in every three adults, and the problem is reaching toward people of younger and younger ages. Some experts estimate that even more people are experiencing signs of pre-hypertension, a condition typified by higher than normal blood pressure.
According to some new findings, food and drugs that elevate insulin levels can trigger a spike in blood pressure. Intermittent spiking blood pressure can be even more dangerous than steady hypertension for some people since it can be harder for health care providers to detect.
Researchers at the Bar Ilan University in Israel have found a strong correlation between high blood pressure and insulin. Insulin, it has been discovered, plays an important part in increasing blood pressure. The study was published in the Journal of Hypertension and has found that a set of 200 genetic traits are connected to high blood pressure. Out of a range of other influencers, insulin, the team agreed, had the strongest effect.
The Israeli research team writes, “Our analysis suggests that insulin plays a primary role in hypertension, highlighting the close link between essential hypertension and diseases associated with the metabolic syndrome.”
That would seem to make sense in light of the fact that diabetes is recognized as a major risk factor for the development of hypertension. Diets composed largely of high salt and low potassium are another major risk factor for both conditions. Combining a diet like that with drugs that can spike blood pressure is just asking for trouble.
But, of course, this says nothing about the contribution of pharmaceutical drugs to the rising number of hypertensive patients.
According to Diebetes.co.uk diabetic patients who take insulin on a regular basis, “have higher than normal insulin levels, which could lead to high blood pressure.”
There is a host of diabetes drugs that are designed precisely to trigger insulin spikes such as glinides and sulfonylureas. The purpose of these drugs is to stimulate the body into producing more insulin. So, it stands to reason that they would also raise blood pressure.
Many drugs can cause problems for diabetics, those that elevate blood sugar like beta-blockers and corticosteroids are prime suspects. These drugs do not trigger insulin directly, but they raise glucose concentrations in the blood which, in turn, will cause the body to produce more insulin.
When you look into these issues frequently, as we do, it’s difficult not to see the potential for a conspiracy in an industry that makes hundreds of millions of dollars treating high blood pressure.
What we’re looking at here is a whole range of medicines that, by one route or another, cause high blood pressure. And diabetics appear to be some of the easiest marks for these suited criminals.
This is yet more evidence that when it comes to managing our health, maintaining activity and a healthy diet are far superior to waiting to get sick and turning to doctors for help. For many years now, that has been encouraged. But it is not working.
In case after case, we see doctors showing indifference to patients and their descriptions of their health. Instead of listening carefully to what patients have to say, doctors wait to hear certain buzzwords that will make them feel justified prescribing the medications that the pharmaceutical manufacturers want them to prescribe.
As example after example of bad medical outcomes continue to pour in, it becomes clearer by the day that allopathic drugs have no place in our bodies. They do not exist in nature, and yet we have gone hundreds of thousands of years without them.
Finally, it stands to reason to say that the medical community has received way more credit than it deserves for extending our lifespans. Having access to running water, reliable shelter, and a readily available food supply are far and away the biggest contributors to our extended lifespans.
It’s a common saying, but in the age of online health information, the truth of it is clearer than ever, “Plumbers save more lives than doctors.”
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