Common 'heart attack drug' doesn’t work!
It's practically an automatic.
If you're lucky enough to walk out of the hospital after a heart attack, you'll have a stash of beta blockers in your pocket and a prescription for refills already on file.
It's not a temporary measure, either.
You'll be expected to be on these drugs until you take your last breath, supposedly to cut the risk of a second heart attack and save your life.
Well, friend, it turns out expectations don't always match reality.
New research exposes the truth about beta blockers, showing how they don't always help after a heart attack.
In the new study, folks who had a first heart attack without heart failure were tracked for a year afterward.
The researchers were stunned by what unfolded over those 12 months. Those meds were supposed to give folks a BETTER shot of surviving, but turns out the folks who took the beta-blockers had the exact same risk of death as those who didn't get the meds.
The researchers are calling for more research.
Of course they are -- that's called job security.
But I don't need to see yet another new study to know that beta blockers often don't deliver as promised for heart patients -- because there's years of science to back this up.
Some studies even show that heart patients put on these drugs do WORSE!
Back in 2014, researchers found that some heart attack patients put on beta blockers actually had a higher risk of heart failure and a dangerous condition called cardiogenic shock.
Even if you don't face those risks, you certainly could end up battling the many notorious side effects of beta blockers, including dizziness, sleep disorders, nightmares, and more.
Some docs are getting wise to this and no longer give beta blockers to heart patients.
That's the good news.
The bad news? They're simply playing pharma roulette, swapping one med for another -- and, in many cases, replacing the beta blockers with a drug that's no better and possibly even worse.
Don't take a spin on that wheel. The best answer for heart problems isn't a new drug.
It's a new diet!
Most Americans eat far too much red meat, which is loaded with a compound called trimethylamine N-oxide.
A little every now and then won't hurt you. But as a regular part of the diet, it can accumulate and increase the risk of a heart attack -- and death from heart attack -- by as much as six times.
Cut back on the red meat, and you'll cut your heart risk.
The best way to do that is to switch to a naturally healthy Mediterranean diet, which is proven to cut your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from heart problems.