Beta Blockers

The Healing Power of Pepper

…and remain there longer. But there is a downside to this benefit. Piperine has similar effects on a fairly extensive list of drugs, including beta blockers, barbiturates, Dilantin, theophylline, and sildenafil (Viagra). It makes them stay in the system longer and at higher levels, which may increase…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

Do you have a cough you just can’t seem to shake? Whether it’s racking spasms that leave you red in the face and gasping for air, an irritating distraction that interferes with sleep or other activities, or just an annoying tickle in the throat that has to be “scratched,”…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…and bipolar disorder). Drugs prescribed for patients with hypertension, such as thiazide diuretics (also used to treat heart failure), and beta blockers raise risk of diabetes as well. Researchers recently discovered that taking antidepressants for two or more years have an 84 percent greater…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…years for clinical trials to simply pit one drug or intervention against another and exclude a control group. For example, they’ll test beta blockers against ACE inhibitors for blood pressure control, or they’ll evaluate coronary bypass versus angioplasty. But they don’t compare…

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Migraines: An Ounce of Prevention…

If you’re one of the millions who suffer with migraines, you know that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Earlier this year, the American Academy of Neurology updated their migraine prevention guidelines. As expected, their recommendations include prescription drugs…

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