Posts Tagged ‘blood pressure’

  • Medications: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Medications are good for you – right? “Take this prescription, it will make you feel better or live longer.” Will it? If your head is already spinning do not fret. Doctors are confused too. Your heart specialist gave you two new drugs to take, and one more from the urologist, and another two from the […]

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  • How Low Can Blood Pressure Go?

    The Doctor measured her BP at 120/60. “Perfect pressure,” he said to his patient. Like a proud artist showing off his painting, the doctor boasted that the three medications he prescribed for high BP were working well. So why did this 84 year-old lady die just a few weeks later? Surely high blood pressure is […]

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  • When Patients Don’t Follow their Medication Regimen

    The warnings are impressive for those people who are naughty and do not take medications as prescribed: Medication non-compliance (non-adherence), the failure to take drugs on time in the dosages prescribed, is as dangerous and costly as many illnesses Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them — C. Everett Koop, MD 10% of hospital admissions […]

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