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ALLHAT Blood Pressure Recommendations

The ALLHAT study is the largest study that compares different therapies. They concluded that the most effective and affordable pill was a thiazide diuretic, not the new designer drugs that are highly advertized. Big pharma has a conflict of interest and is only interested in making return on investment.

Cholesterol Confusion with Len Saputo, MD

Cholesterol is related to but not the direct cause of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and strokes. We cannot live without cholesterol, we must have it to make cell membranes, vitamin D, many hormones, or bile salts. Yet it is related to heart disease. In general, the higher the cholesterol the worse the risk for heart disease. But it is ...

Diuretics, Hypertension, and Side Effects

How diuretics work in hypertension and their benefits, side effects, and problems are discussed. The ALLHAT study in JAMA in 2002 reviewed all classes of anti-hypertensives and made recommendations about the most intelligent choices for treatment. All drugs have problems; this is why lifestyle management becomes the most attractive approach ...

Diuretics: Are They Overused?

Diuretics are used for a number of reasons. They can be lifesaving for some conditions. Thiazide drugs are the best treatment for hypertension, but they have side effects too.

Statins, Side Effects

Big pharma is promoting that statins use statins far more dangerous that doctors advise us. There are two types of statins, fat soluble such as Mevacor, Zocor, Lipitor and Lescol and water soluble, such as Pravachol and Crestor. The fat soluble statins must be detoxified in the liver before they become active. Using them with other drugs that ...

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