After using beta-blockers as the drug of choice to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) for 30 years, doctors have finally been warned that the drugs are ineffective and dangerous.
None of the 66 pharmaceutical drugs currently licensed as treatment for high blood pressure, or hypertension, are any better than 'water pills', according to a new breakthrough study.
HOORAY! THE DRUGS WORK: But then again, they don't
Q I’ve heard a lot recently about syndrome X, but I don’t really understand what it is. Can you please explain what the symptoms are, who is likely to develop it and how it can be treated? - AJ, Plymouth
We all know that too much salt is bad for you but too little can be just as harmful. ...
ASPARTAME: Why it’s not so sweet
Re Parkinson’s disease (WDDTY vol 14 no 5), I am puzzled by a statement about vitamin B6 which suggested that patients with heart conditions should not take it. This is the first I have heard of an adverse effect on heart conditions by B6.
PRE-ECLAMPSIA? It could increase your chances of heart problems later
Reducing salt in your diet will not help lessen the risks of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. The long cherished belief that salt was a major culprit in raising blood pressure has bee ...
Consuming lots of fruit and vegetables can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, say British researchers.