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Blood Pressure Treatment Linked to More Disease

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  • Your everyday lifestyle choices affect your blood pressure; making small changes in foods, the way you breathe and how much exercise you get have a compound effect on your health
  • Recent data demonstrate those taking hydrochlorothiazide, commonly prescribed for high blood pressure, experience an increased risk for lip cancer, squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers
  • The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines that triple the number of men and double the number of women under 45 who will be diagnosed with hypertension
  • Consider simple lifestyle choices, such as a simple three-minute exercise, eating more vegetables and severely reducing refined sugar and fructose to reduce your blood pressure, before taking drugs that may damage your health further

By Dr. Mercola

What you eat and drink, how much exercise you get and even how you breathe every day has a compound effect on your overall health. Making even small changes to your lifestyle can pay big dividends in the coming months and years. The same is true of the small decisions you make that aren't healthy. One soda in your lifetime doesn't have an effect, whereas several sodas a week have a significantly detrimental effect.


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