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People with mild hypertension taking blood pressure drugs developed 34% MORE heart failure
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People with with mild hypertension (140-159 / 90-99 mm Hg) who had no cardiovascular disease and no cardiovascular disease risk factors who were treated with blood pressure drugs were 34% MORE likely to develop congestive heart failure during a median follow-up of 5.8 years than people of the same age and blood pressure who were NOT taking blood pressure drugs according to a 2018 study.
Potassium Bicarbonate lowered my blood pressure by about 20 points, from about 140 to 120 mm Hg
If you need to lower your blood pressure, you do NOT need to take blood pressure drugs.
You can lower your blood pressure with Potassium Bicarbonate.
Potassium bicarbonate lowered my blood pressure by about 20 points, from about 140 to 120 mm Hg.
I took 5,000 mg of potassium bicarbonate which contains 39% potassium or roughly 2,000 mg of potassium per day.
Potassium Bicarbonate is vastly superior to all blood pressure drugs
I believe that potassium bicarbonate is vastly superior to all blood pressure drugs for improving health and longevity because it is giving the body exactly what it needs—more potassium and more bicarbonate—rather than doing unnatural things that blood pressure drugs do such as inhibiting pathways and blocking receptors, which is NOT the cause of the elevated blood pressure in the first place.
Videos about Potassium Bicarbonate
I have posted at least two (2) videos on YouTube about the benefits of potassium bicarbonate.
The first video is titled “Potassium bicarbonate reduces blood pressure” and is posted here.
The second video is titled “Potassium bicarbonate superior to potassium chloride” posted here.
Getting more potassium from food: bananas and orange juice
You can also increase your potassium intake to get the same amount of potassium that I took by eating potassium-rich foods such as eating five (5) bananas per day or drinking 32 ounces of orange juice per day.
One medium banana contains 425 mg of potassium.
Eight ounces (one cup) of orange juice contains 480 mg of potassium.
Blood pressure guidelines are written by people paid by the drug companies
But blood pressure guidelines — and all the other guidelines — are written by people paid by the drug companies so, of course, they want to scare as many people as possible into taking blood pressure drugs (and cholesterol drugs and diabetes drugs) so they can make as much money as possible.
Blood pressure guidelines — and cholesterol guidelines and diabetes guidelines, etc — are NOT about truth, they are about making money.
Sheppard JP, Stevens S, Stevens R, Martin U, Mant J, Hobbs FDR, and McManus RJ. Benefits and Harms of Antihypertensive Treatment in Low-Risk Patients With Mild Hypertension. JAMA Intern Med, 2018 Dec 1; 178(12): 1626-1634.
Author’s Contact Info
James P. Sheppard, PhD
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford, Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG, United Kingdom
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