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Old 11-17-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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A Very Very True Quote....

A: One factor would be someone who doesn't have any evidence of damage from the hypertension, such as stroke or heart attack, as well as people who don't have enlarged hearts if they have something like an echocardiogram. If those complications were present, I would not advise patients to go off medicines. However, if the only thing that you can find wrong is high pressures in the doctor's office or if those pressures become normal on medication, it would be reasonable to try tapering off the medication and seeing what happens.

Then why don't doctors do this??? It's all about the $'s. Why do they prescribe beta-blockers as opposed to diuretics & ARB's.... As it states in the article... $'s.

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