The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association just rewrote the rules defining high blood pressure, and with the release of its “highly anticipated,” 114-page executive summary, you’ll see it reads like a well-researched advertisement for Big Pharma’s dangerous statin drugs. If we are to believe its findings, more than half the U.S. population will need to be taking a statin drug to “treat” their “disease.”
Statin drug sales are already at a whopping $450 billion, but they were starting to lag behind projections a little – so no fear, Big Pharma just conjured up a new disease formula, so that they can provide the “cure.”
A few years ago, “high cholesterol” was redefined as part of a tactic to boost statin drug sales, but the cholesterol myth was debunked by numerous doctors and naturopaths.
For example, the hypothetical link between high levels of total cholesterol and heart disease has NEVER been proven. It’s a diagnosis conjured up to serve drug companies who want to sell cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
In similar fashion, high blood pressure is now defined as such by the ACC and AHA:
“Normal blood pressure is under 120/80, whereas up until just days ago, normal was under 140/90.
Now, elevated blood pressure (without a diagnosis of hypertension) is systolic blood pressure (the top number) between 120 and 129. That used to be a vague category called “prehypertension.”
Stage 1 high blood pressure (a diagnosis of hypertension) is now between 130 and 139 systolic or between 80 and 89 diastolic (the bottom number).
Stage 2 high blood pressure is now over 140 systolic or 90 diastolic.
So, what can we expect? Just as with the cholesterol myth, doctors across the nation will start prescribing statin drugs for people with perfectly normal blood pressure levels, and even earlier if they have questionable levels.
This CBS News opening paragraph which accidentally tells of a possible prescription drug scam:
“New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.”
Since people are turning away from Big Pharma’s medicines in droves, they need to find reasons to medicate healthy people. Patients have already been turning to cannabis to treat pain and depression, leaving prescription opiods and anti-depressants to rot on their medicine cabinet shelves. This poses a big money problem for Big Pharma. The solution? Another drug scam.
Why exactly are statin drugs so dangerous for the heart patient, or even an otherwise perfectly healthy human being?
- They harm the functioning of a healthy heart.
- They harm your brain, causing memory loss and cognitive decline.
- They deplete your body of CoQ10 – an essential natural nutrient that your body uses for thousands of physiological functions.
- Statins cause liver and kidney failure.
- They can cause extreme muscle pain.
- Statins may accelerate aging by preventing stem cells from generating new muscle or bone as well as inhibiting their abilities to replicate into needed adult cells.
Far from helping to boost human health, statins are a dangerous drug class which Big Pharma has no problem pandering to the masses – in this case an incredible 30 million possible new customers, who, without knowing any better, will down their “high blood pressure” prescriptions thinking that they actually need them.
The greed of pharmaceutical companies is even more outlandish, though. Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are already among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market, with 1 in 4 Americans over 45 taking them.