We tend to think that over-the-counter medications (that you don’t need a prescription to obtain) are pretty safe to take.
But if you have high blood pressure, you must avoid this one type of over-the-counter medication.
Otherwise, it can skyrocket your blood pressure with serious consequences.
Flu season is in full blast, and when it hits, millions of people flock to their local pharmacy to buy over-the-counter flu meds.
For most people, these flu meds are safe to use for a short period. But for those who suffer from high blood pressure, many of those flu remedies can cause a BP spike. And a spike in blood pressure can land you in the emergency room with a heart attack or stroke.
As if that weren’t enough, when you have the flu, your body is loaded with inflammation to fight off viruses and/or bacteria. Furthermore, this inflammation increases the risk of stroke and heart attack and raises blood pressure. So you must be doubly careful when you have the flu.
There are many other over-the-counter medications that raise blood pressure, such as pain killers. Energy drinks are another example. Read the warning labels carefully and consult your doctor before taking any pills or stimulating drinks.
The best prevention is to get your blood pressure under control before the flu hits you, or before you consider any type of over-the-counter medication.
However, you must use a natural method to lower your blood pressure, as traditional drugs come with numerous side effects that will hurt you in the long run.
The best natural method I know for lowering blood pressure is using three easy exercises. Thousands of readers have used these exercises to get their blood pressure under control.