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Common Blood Pressure Drug May Increase Suicide Risk

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A new study suggests that angiotensin receptor blockers, a common type of blood pressure drug, may increase the risk of suicide.

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World Health Organization statistics show that, globally, around 40 percent of adults aged 25 or over had high blood pressure in 2008. Known as the ‘silent killer’ because most people afflicted with the condition experience no symptoms from it, high blood pressure is estimated to cause about 7.5 million deaths every year.

Orthodox medicine uses synthetic drugs to treat high blood pressure. However, these can cause numerous side effects and even death. Hydrochlorothiazide, for example, a diuretic drug widely prescribed for high blood pressure, has been shown to substantially increase the risk of developing skin cancer. Other research has found that high blood pressure drugs based on a molecule known as dihydropyridine may increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

But based on Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine research, we now know that the primary cause of high blood pressure is a chronic deficiency of micronutrients in the cells of the artery walls. Through correcting this deficiency, it becomes possible to control high blood pressure safely and naturally, without drugs.

To learn how you can control high blood pressure using natural approaches, read this article on our website.

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