Beta-blocking drugs have been given to heart patients for more than 40 years!!!

Scientists have only recently discovered that they have almost no heart-protective effects though!

These drugs are routinely given to people who have heart attacks or with coronary artery disease. But, researchers have found that those patients taking the drugs are just as likely to have a second heart attack or stroke as those who aren’t.

This was found in a 3 year study by New York’s University’s School of Medicine who tracked nearly 45,000 patients. Beta-blockers were also criticised  in 2009 when they were found to be ineffective in reducing high blood pressure (hypertension), even though they have been the first-line of treatment for many years. The drugs don’t only NOT work well but they also increase the risk of patients developing Type 2 Diabetes by 30%. Significant in patients who already have these problems. 

Some British beta blockers include:

  • Atenolol (Tenormin)
  • Bisoprolol
  • Betaxolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Carvedilol
  • Labetalol
  • Propranolol (Inderal LA)
  • Timolol (Betim, Prestim)
  • Oxprenolol (Trasicor)
  • Acebutolol (Sectral )

(JAMA 2012: 308:1340-9) What can YOU do to help yourself – simple! Improve your diet – esp eat at least 7 fruits and veg EACH and every day – supplement if you need to with WHOLEFOOD nutrition by GNLD Take regular exercise Take a high quality fish oil supplement such as Salmon Oil Plus Thanks to keeping abreast of the latest research from “What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You” – YOU are probably better informed that your GP! If you are concerned about your medication – speak to your GP.

YOUR health IS my Priority Gayle Palmer D.O.

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© Gayle Palmer D.O. 2019

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