When your doctor tells you that you have high blood pressure, you’ll need to know the shockingly dangerous side effects of synthetic blood pressure drugs. Unfortunately, not all of these side effects are listed on the labels. There’s far more danger than the labeling and pharmaceutical companies let on. Thankfully, though, there are healthier alternatives.
Examining Synthetic Blood Pressure Drugs and Their Shocking Side Effects
There are dozens of high blood pressure medications on the market. And, your doctor might prescribe more than one for your condition. Let’s look at some of these medications, what they do, and their shocking side effects, first:
Norepinephrine (noradrenaline) is the target of these drugs. They stop this hormone from doing its job. That means it can no longer constrict the muscles surrounding smaller arteries, other muscles throughout the body, and veins.
The first dose effect is the most common side effect and this happens when first taking alpha blockers. People who experience this side effect will feel dizzy and faint when going from a sitting to a standing position. They also note a dramatic decline in blood pressure. However, there are additional side effects as well that include:
- weight gain
- pounding heartbeat
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