Recently over the last 10 years I have done more research on this subject after being advised to take and being prescribed drugs for what my doctor said was extremely high blood pressure. I am convinced that the drugs made me ill with symptoms I have never had before. I discussed this with my doctor and he said the drugs had nothing to do with this new condition and prescribed me more drugs for them. I was on such a cocktail of drugs that my chemist advised me to get an annual drug passport as it would save me a lot of money.
At no stage did my doctor discuss my diet, my lifestyle, or how much exercise I took.
In the meantime I bought myself a blood pressure monitor and regularly monitored myself, and found that my blood pressure was usually within normal limits unless I was doing something mentally stressful. Incidentally I found to my surprise that vigourous exercise only resulted in a very short term rise in blood pressure readings
and after a period of relaxation my blood pressure would drop to well within normal limits.I also changed my diet. I reduced salt consumption, increased garlic and other vegetables and lost some weight.
After 3 months I stopped taking all the drugs and got better. This was nearly 10 years ago. I am convinced that if I had taken any of the drugs that had been recommended to me on a long term basis that I would now be dead.Whilst drugs prescribed for high blood pressure and high cholesterol do work at lowering what doctors say are too high levels, there is little if any evidence that they increase lifespan or quality of life.
There is a great deal of evidence that many prescribed drugs are positively harmful and directly responsible for death in extremely large numbers of badgers.I am not qualified to give anyone any medical advice, but I suggest all badgers who are sufficiently interested to do their own research on the drugs that they are prescribed - including going as back as far as their origin - and the trials that were conducted to gain their approval. Some of the results of such research are quite shocking.
Obviously some drugs are life savers for some badgers, but the evidence of gross corruption within the pharmaceutical industry - particularly in the US is overwhelming.The badger body can resolve most illnesses without drugs. Most are temporary. Life threatening disease is in many cases caused by a poor diet, too much stress and lack of exercise. Drugs are unlikely to resolve such fundamental problems and the only way to become healthy again is to resolve the root causes - which is to have a better diet, a less stressful lifestyle and to do more exercise.
There is another point I would like to make and that is the fact that most over 60’s are classed as having “high” blood pressure. The fact of the matter is that they have got to be over 60 with “high” blood pressure. Could it be that the badgers with low blood pressure
died before they got to the age of 60?I accept that this is a very complex subject, but find the situation where doctors are financially motivated to get as many of their patients as possible on statins, by government, outrageous - particularly after reading a great deal of research on the subject of cholesterol.