#8 Dementia Cause: Blood Pressure Pills
Alzheimer's / Dementia Cause: Blood Pressure Pills
Let's start with some common sense. An average adult has MILES of blood vessels. Heavier people have miles more. To pump blood more miles through more capillaries, more pressure is necessary. Not exactly rocket science, is it?
Similarly, as people age, there is typically some hardening and narrowing of vessels. So, again, more blood pressure is needed. Further, organs such as the kidneys, liver and brain usually develop some congestion, which again requires more blood pressure.
Anyhow, whether it is because of lifestyle choices or even if it's largely normal, either way, most people need some more blood pressure as age progresses.
Enter the drug companies, the for-profit pharmaceutical giants eager to score another multi-billion dollar home run and more life-long customers.
They pay researchers to supposedly “prove” that blood pressure must be lowered to levels that are totally unnatural and unrealistic. They supposedly prove that lowering the blood pressure of a middle aged or older person to that of a teenager is good, that this produces a net gain in health and longevity. It doesn't.
Ads in medical journals, drug saleswomen and drug-industry-sponsored medical seminars then convince doctors to put staggering numbers of adults on these drugs. That's how it works.
These drugs weaken the heart's ability to squeeze thereby making it so that the heart cannot pump the blood that the brain and other parts require.
I've seen literally dozens of elderly who were dizzy, disoriented and felt they were losing their minds while on blood pressure pills. Their blood pressures were scary low, not even high enough for a skinny ten year old.
When blood pressure is lowered to this degree through drugs, oxygen and nutrients desperately needed by the brain can't arrive as they should.
So there it is again: More brain cells killed. More Dementia and Alzheimer's caused.
Alzheimer's and dementia care centers and their workers provide a very valuable service. But far better to avoid dementia as one's first choice.