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Blood Pressure Treatment

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Digital ProductLearn about pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure, as well as multiple non-drug approaches to blood pressure control such as diet, supplements and special foods.
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One in three American adults has high blood pressure, and getting it under control is crucial for preventing strokes, kidney disease and heart attacks. Because hypertension (high blood pressure) has no symptoms, it is often called the silent killer. Hypertension is usually treated with medications, but finding the right drug or combination of drugs can involve trial and error.

Every medication has side effects, but they don't affect everyone equally. In this guide, you'll learn about the pros and cons of each type of medicine along with many details on non-drug approaches to lowering blood pressure with diet, supplements and special foods such as chocolate, pomegranates and beets. The eGuide is an electronic (online) resource only.

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Joseph WinsbergWisconsin – September 03, 2020
valuable info

It was just the information I needed to convince my physician that drugs are not the only (or even the best) way to combat hypertension

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Gregory ColeSouth Carolin – August 20, 2020
Loved it

Well-written and informative.

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Bob SchoenmanWashington – June 30, 2020
Blood Pressure Treatment

Excellent summary of the current information on high blood pressure

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Linda Angela DayTX – June 03, 2020
Good information, slightly old, won't print nicely.

A good review but not as current as it might be, if there are new meds in the last few years. However, it does NOT printed correctly; no formatting is preserved, the sidebars are just mashed into the body text, making it somewhat confusing to read. I try not to read long documents on the computer — I’d rather have paper that I can save and read comfortably in a recliner with my dog in my lap! This document should be a pdf! Why isn’t it?

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Uma MurthySeattle, WA – April 28, 2020
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The blood pressure guide is a wealth of information for someone who is just beginning to understand the condition. I felt that parts of it are too technical for a lay person, nevertheless useful.

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Linda WalkerBellingham, WA – April 24, 2020
Good Summary of Current Medical Treatments

This is a good overall summary of what hypertension is and how it is treated with pharmaceuticals. But I thought it was a guide on alternative options to reduce high bold pressure so am disappointed.

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Carolyn J.Missouri – March 05, 2020
Blood Pressure Solutions

This was one of three papers I ordered. None of them had their pages numbered; however, I am not very good on the computer. This information was also well-delivered, and I hope it will help the young man for whom I ordered. I did read all 3 reports so I could discuss the reasons for many items. Keep up the good work.

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Ruth BOhio – February 15, 2020
Blood Pressure Explanation

Excellent information. Your definition of blood pressure and how it works was spot on.

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katrinaMarch 06, 2019
very helpful

I was on lisinopril and I had terrible large hives right after I started taking it, I had no Idea this medication would create this issue, I didn’t think a dr would give me a medication that would have this side effect, I thought the welted hives was an allergic reaction to a food I ate, never had hives before this, then I was in the Wisconsin back woods and my throat swelled closed and I couldn’t breath or talk but luckily a small opening opened in my throat and I could get a little air in but couldn’t talk for awhile till the swelling went down. I thought my throat swelling was due to tonsil issues,, nope it was the lisinopril then the dr put me on amlodipine and the same swelling happened, it was awful. Now the dr wants me to take hydralazine and I’m afraid to take it but when my blood pressure goes to 160/80 I take one but it make my pulse race and I feel like my heart is racing more. I’m not what the dr will do when I see him next time but I am afraid not to take the medication and afraid to take it. This review gave me a lot of answers to my questions, very helpful

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MarilynDuluth, MN – June 21, 2018
Very Informative and helpful

Thank you for your report on Blood Pressure Treatments. It was very informative, very helpful. My husband is on metoprolol, amlodipine, and lisinopril with HCTZ and his blood pressure is super high to super low several times a day. He lost a kidney to calcified renal artery and is so afraid the same thing will happen to his remaining kidney. We don’t know which way to turn. With your helpful report we can at least understand what each of these medications actually do so we can discuss this stuff with his doctor with a better understanding now. Also the side effects info. We read this and said “who knew” because he has been having some of these very symptoms (side effects?) Thanks again

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James M.OH – June 19, 2018
Provides options

May provide safer options than some prescription drugs.

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Leilani joy f tuparanPhilippines – June 09, 2018
Good

Good

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Lisa SJune 05, 2018
Excellent Information

Very informative, and I now realize that my doctors are killing me. I fell the other day, and now I can’t stop bleeding. I am diabetic. I now have a huge black eye (face, really), and I cut my leg and can’t stop bleeding.

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Marjorie ClineVA – February 12, 2016
Graedon's Blood Pressure Treatment

I just ordered/downloaded your guidelines to Blood Pressure Treatment and I’m rather disappointed. The document does, indeed offer guidelines but I expected something that included more current research. Instead, I believe the most recent update or edit was in October 2008. That is more than 7 years ago and in the intervening time there has been a lot of research into best practices for BP control. I don’t believe this is up to your usual standard.
Actually, the date given for updates/editing was only on the initial download for printing. There is no date on the article itself as I have downloaded it. Dr.’s Graedon, you pride yourselves, and rightly so, on careful research and reporting, albeit for the use of “laypersons.” But educated non-medical people still know that it is imperative to include information about the date of any research published.

A second observation is less important perhaps but still germane: The PDF file is formatted for PDF Vista. “VISTA????” Do you not know that MS no longer supports Vista. I had a dreadful time trying to get the document to print properly on my Windows 7 equipment, even using a new printer.

I’m sorry to complain, but I believe these comments are both realistic and within the bounds of reasonable expectations.

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