Recently, a middle-aged male dialysis patient of about 50 years old, Lao Zhang, was admitted to our dialysis room. He has long-term uncontrolled hypertension and renal failure.
Lao Zhang found hypertension when he was in his 30s. He took the medicine for a month and stopped taking it afterwards. First, he felt that his hypertension was not uncomfortable, plus there were so many side effects written on the drug instructions, thinking that the drug was three points poisonous. Second, I am only in my 30s, so I can’t stand taking medicine for most of my life, so I stopped taking medicine. In the long run, hypertension and nephropathy finally occurred. However, Lao Zhang still did not control his blood pressure well, but found a lot of tonic [recuperation].
His theory: With so many side effects of western medicine, my kidney was broken originally. Isn’t it faster to take western medicine again? Results [Conditioning] for less than one year, the kidney disease worsened and became uremia, requiring regular dialysis.
On the other hand, Lao Zhang’s mother, an old lady in her 70s, has been taking antihypertensive drugs on time for more than 40 years and is still in good health.
Old people who take [have side effects] Western medicine are fine, while people who do not take medicine to recuperate every day suffer from renal failure, and many patients are puzzled.
For doctors, this result can be said to be foreseeable long ago. Many patients are caught in the whirlpool of [antihypertensive drugs have side effects] and cannot get out, thus harming themselves.
The harm of hypertension is far greater than the side effects.
For liver and kidney, the damage caused by hypertension is far greater than the damage caused by drugs [side effects] to organs. A large number of clinical studies show that regular and rational drug use will not cause damage to the body in the treatment of hypertension.
Every antihypertensive drug we use has been verified by a large number of clinical trials before it goes on the market. They are safe and harmless to human body. If any drug is found to have serious adverse effects, it will be stopped soon.
At present, the antihypertensive drugs in the market have a history of many years. If they are harmful to people, they have long been stopped. However, more and more studies have found that hypertension, if not strictly controlled, will do great harm to the human body. Therefore, when patients are treated, they should first consider the therapeutic effect of drugs, and curing the disease is the most important thing.
[Side Effect] Not [Bad Effect]
Lao Zhang does not take medicine, The fear is that the side effects of antihypertensive drugs will damage the liver and kidney. But the truth is not the case. The side effects of antihypertensive drugs will not damage the liver and kidney. What really damages the liver and kidney is the liver and kidney toxicity of drugs. A antihypertensive drug can be marketed, which means that under the condition of taking normal dosage and liver and kidney function without abnormality, the drug will not have liver and kidney toxicity.
The reason why antihypertensive drugs hurt the liver and kidney is that, on the one hand, there are patients who abuse antihypertensive drugs and do not do examinations, do not speak of usage, or even do not take blood pressure during taking the drugs, resulting in problems. On the other hand, it is because some patients themselves have liver and kidney diseases and do not know that they have problems after taking the drugs according to normal doses.
[Side Effects] Not Certainly Occurred
Side effects of drugs refer to the useless effects of drugs on treatment while they play a therapeutic role.
Take antihypertensive drugs as an example. Nifedipine is a very common antihypertensive drug. One of its common side effects is ankle edema. However, not all patients who take nifedipine appear, nor do those who take more drugs appear, nor do those who take less drugs appear.
This kind of side effect is only related to everyone’s different constitution. This is a bit like allergy. For example, some people are allergic to peanuts and cannot eat peanuts, which does not mean that everyone is allergic to peanuts.
Therefore, it is a way to stop eating because of choking not to take medicine for fear of side effects.
Take medicine without nourishing that liver and kidney
At present, we pay attention to health preservation. A large number of recipes and tips for health preservation are filled in the market. Supplements such as Panax notoginseng, Cordyceps sinensis, saffron, Rhodiola rosea and so on are blown out of the way. Personally, I do not advocate hypertension patients to take these things.
First of all, I don’t know whether it has the function of nourishing liver and kidney. Secondly, it is not clear whether there is hepatotoxicity or how much it is useful, so they are characterized by [three unknowns]: no effect, no dose and no toxicity.
There is no guarantee that there will be no problem if this kind of food is given to healthy people. If it is given to patients, unpredictable adverse reactions are likely to occur.
Therefore, instead of relying on these [supplements] for nourishment, it is better to check regularly and adjust the dosage of antihypertensive drugs at any time so as to stabilize blood pressure and keep the liver and kidney functions under control at any time. Only by knowing fairly well can we ensure that everything is safe.
If you get sick, you should treat it. Worried that medication will bring damage, you should start with rational medication instead of refusing to use drugs. In antihypertensive treatment, regular medication and regular reexamination are the correct attitude towards the disease. I hope that the vast number of hypertension patients will adjust their mentality and do not learn from Lao Zhang at the beginning of the article.