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Are Your Drugs For Chronic Heart Disease Causing More Damage Than Good? - Biomedic Labs Rx LLC
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Are Your Drugs For Chronic Heart Disease Causing More Damage Than Good?

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If you suffer from chronic heart disease, you may have been prescribed a plethora of medications. All of these medications work to counteract the symptoms and reduce the risk of a life altering cardiac event. While these drugs can be helpful, they are still drugs. They cause your body to act in a way that is different from its natural processes.

Long Term

Many of these drugs must be taken over long periods of time to reduce the risk of a heart attack or prevent other heart disease symptoms. Any drug used for a long time can cause unwanted side effects. A better approach may be to make significant lifestyle changes and take supplements that encourage your body’s natural processes for healing and fighting heart disease.

Types of Drugs

Anti-platelet drugs prevent or break up blood clots. Aspirin is one of these commonly used drugs. In fact, it is often recommended that aging men and women take low dose aspirin daily to reduce the risk of a heart attack. However, anti-platelet drugs such as aspirin can also cause stomach bleeding and peptic ulcers. This risk goes up the longer a person consumes these drugs.

Beta blockers are used to lower blood pressure and reduce heart rate. However, in addition, to these helpful results, beta blockers can lower good cholesterol. Beta blockers can also have severe side effects such as depression and memory loss.

Nitrates are used to treat angina. They work by relaxing the smooth muscle cells in arteries and they can quickly relieve pain and pressure. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, nitrates can also cause vomiting, dizziness and headaches. These side effects can intensify when taken along with other drugs including beta blockers.

Calcium channel blockers are used to reduce the heart rate and dilate bloodThe University of Maryland Medical Center states,There is no strong evidence that any calcium channel blockers improve survival rates. Overdose can cause dangerously low blood pressure and slow heart beats.

Talk With Your Doctor

All of these drugs used to treat chronic heart disease come with significant down sides. Before considering alternatives talk to your doctor. Most medication should not be given up abruptly. There can be serious side effects and even death if some medications are eliminated too quickly.

Alternatives

There are alternatives available, especially when it comes to prevention if you are at high risk for chronic heart disease. Lifestyle changes can be the most significant. Eat primarily fruits and vegetables along with healthy fats and oils such as those found in fish and nuts. Exercise also plays an important role in heart health. Both exercises that increase the heart rate and exercises that include weight resistance can improve heart function. Be sure to work with your doctor to create an exercise regime that is safe and healthy for you.

In addition to eating well and exercising, the systemic enzyme blend called SEB-Kinase® with nattokinase and serrapeptase can be used as an alternative to aspirin. An article from Biomedics Labs RX discusses this blend SEB-Kinase in their Serracor-NK which breaks up and dissolves fibrin that is found in blood clots. Serracor-NKdoes not pose the same risk for stomach ulcers, pancreatic cancer or gastric bleeding that aspirin and other anti-platelet drugs do.

Among other supplements the Mayo clinic suggests omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation and improve artery health. Eating fatty fish such as salmon and tuna are the best ways to get omega-3 fatty acids. However, fish oil supplements can also help. Omega-3 fatty acids are also found in flax, flaxseed oil, and soy and soybean oil.

Be Informed

Some drugs are lifesaving and have their place when it comes to chronic heart disease. However, when you must take drugs for the long term it is important to ask questions about what they do and how they will affect your entire body. Your doctor should be willing to work with you to develop a plan to fight your chronic heart disease. It is always a good idea to get a second opinion.

When you are informed about all aspects of the drugs you must take you can make confident decisions about your personal health care.

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