Dr. Fuhrman: Eat To Live. A Nutritarian Diet vs Blood Pressure Medications.

Dr Oz - Heart Healthy Numbers You Should KnowDuring Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s PBS special Eat To Live!, Fuhrman explains that unfortunately doctors do not keep up to date on the most current scientific advances.  The fact that the overuse of blood pressure medication can increase your risk of death is almost never discussed! The only way to lower blood pressure into a safe range without risk of life is with diet, not drugs. How does blood pressure work? Dr. Fuhrman explains.Your blood pressure consists of two numbers, the top number or the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number or the diastolic.
The systolic or during systole, the heart, using pressure, pumps out oxygen and nutrient rich blood and delivers it to the rest of the body.

The diastolic or during diastole, the heart relaxes while it fills up with blood and then, through enough pressure, needs to push the blood back through the lungs for new oxygen, then push on to the heart with its new oxygen supply to fill the coronary (heart) arteries with oxygen and then get ready for the next systolic pump, which will again deliver oxygen and nutrients it to the rest of the body.

Why are blood pressure medications dangerous?.…As we age our blood vessels become less elastic and when they develop the stiffness of atherosclerosis, they cannot extend outward as much during the systole. That can make systolic blood pressure dangerously high and overwork the heart. At the same time, the increasing stiffness also reduces the inward recoil during diastole. And that number may fall too low with advancing heart disease.

If diastolic blood pressure is lowered too much with medications, enough blood cannot return to the heart fast enough to fill its chambers in time and to adequately fill all of the coronary arteries.

The overuse of medications can precipitate an irregular heart rhythm and even death. When you resort to drugs to bring down a dangerously high systolic blood pressure it often does so at the expense of pushing the diastole too low and decreasing the blood flow returning to the heart.

When international researchers studied 22,000 patients in a 14 country study, they found a striking increase in heart attacks in those whose blood pressure medications brought diastolic blood pressure below 80. Even diastolic blood pressure medicated to be below 70 has been shown to almost double the risk of death.  The only way to lower the systolic blood pressure into a safe range without lowering the diastolic too low is with diet, not drugs.

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