A Medscape article about “When to Start Treating Hypertension” caught my eye, and my mind immediately went to the studies showing that people with magnesium deficiency are at risk for hypertension. The paper that I’m asking everyone to print up and take to their doctor and give to friends and family is called “Subclinical Magnesium Deficiency: A Principal Driver of Cardiovascular Disease and A Public Health Crisis”
Hypertension is the first entry after the heading “Consequences of Magnesium Deficiency.” The section begins:
“Arterial hypertension is the most significant global risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, exhibiting the highest prevalence worldwide.”
But then here’s what happens when allopathic medicine treats hypertension.
“About 80% of patients with hypertension treated for at least 6 months with either hydrochlorothiazide or a single non-diuretic drug have been found to have magnesium depletion…”
“Many patients with hypertension are treated with thiazide and loop diuretics, both of which deplete the body of magnesium.”
“…giving patients with hypertension who are receiving long-term thiazide diuretics oral magnesium supplementation significantly reduces blood pressure.”
“…the high intracellular calcium induced by magnesium deficiency may induce both insulin resistance and hypertension…”
“When to Start Treating Hypertension” has become an important question for doctors who wait for their superiors to tell them how to treat BP because the guidelines changed in 2018. The previous guidelines recommended BP targets of <140/90 mmHg for most patients. The recent guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association changed the BP targets in high-risk patients to even lower values (<130/<80 mmHg) making half the American population hypertense and ripe for treatment.
As doctors hammer hypertension to try and prevent heart disease, they remain absolutely stone cold deaf to the fact that taking BP medication depletes magnesium and leaves a person vulnerable to heart disease. All the doctors see is patients getting sicker and sicker and all they are able to do is give more and more medication earlier and at lower BP levels in a deluded attempt to try to offset the epidemic. The extreme irony would be funny if it weren’t so fatal.
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