Diuretics For High Blood Pressure - Cheap and Effective

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Diuretics for high blood pressure are the most common and perhaps the most effective hypertension medication available. A thiazide diuretic not only flushes out sodium, dilates the blood vessels and relaxes the heart, but it's easy on the wallet as well with an annual cost of roughly $35.00.

So when's the last time you saw a commercial on TV or an ad on the internet or in print media for a diuretic? My guess is that you haven't. What you have seen are ads for calcium channel blockers like Norvasc or ACE inhibitors like Prinivil or Zestril. Why is that?

Well if you are a pharmaceutical company, which product would you want to promote? The $35.00 diuretic that might do the job by itself or the more specific purpose drugs that can cost up to 20 times the annual cost of the water pill? That's right it's about profit not performance.

In a study done by Wake Forest University it was determined that the diuretic is the preferred medication for high blood pressure for three reasons. Diuretics provide better control of hypertension, reduces the side effects of hypertension particularly heart failure, and costs 80% to 90% less than other medications. The "water pill" is well tolerated by most patients and does not come with the serious side effects that are associated with the other types of blood pressure medication.

So if you are currently on high blood pressure medication and the mix of drugs does not include a diuretic, you may want to ask your doctor why. Adding the water pill can reduce the dosage required of the other more side effect prone drugs and reduce your overall cost for medicine as well.

Don't let your high blood pressure be managed by a pharmaceutical sales representative's relationship with your doctor. It's your body and you have every right to know why you are taking the drugs you are when there are cheaper and safer medications available.

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2 comments to “Diuretics For High Blood Pressure - Cheap and Effective”

  • March 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM
    Craig Taylor says:

    Drugs are good for health but i don't think its always good for most of the time. Sometimes natural medication like taking enough sleep, exercise is much better. Drugs is only useful if the patient is in grave condition

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  • June 11, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    Such an interesting story to read and I enjoyed reading it as well. Keep up the good work. Spice Tropical

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