Study finds oral contraceptives spike blood pressure

TEL AVIV, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Diseases such as kidney failure and endocrine tumors are among the suspects causing high blood pressure — but could the contraceptive pills in your medicine cabinet be the culprit?

According to Prof. Ehud Grossman of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sheba Medical Center, many common over-the-counter and prescription medications are underlying causes of hypertension, which is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, and aneurisms.

The chemical components of the drugs can raise blood pressure or interfere with anti-hypertensive medications, he explains. And while many medications can cause this drug-induced hypertension, both patients and doctors remain dangerously uninformed….(Source)

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