But a warning—if you takemedication for high bloodpressure, you are going to want to pop a few beta blockers before proceeding as the study is highly likely to make your diastolic and systolic readings go a bit haywire.
Patients who takea triple combination of bloodpressuredrugs and common painkillers are at an increased risk of serious kidney problems, especially at the start of treatment, finds a study published on bmj.com today.
The ALLHAT researchers were careful to point out that for certain subpopulations, a diuretic was not the best treatment for hypertension, and that still other patients would need to takea diuretic in combination with other bloodpressuredrugs.
This stagnant statistic coupled with the reams of research reports citing the bottom line benefits of boardroom diversity continues to fuel frustration and raise the bloodpressureof those wondering what it will taketo bridge this seemingly insurmountable gender gap.
Then, on the eleventh day, just as we were getting ready to takehim off the mechanical ventilator, he developed high, spiking fevers, his bloodpressuresank, and his blood-oxygen levels plummeted again.