Can Your Blood Pressure Drug Make You Very Tired? The CBCD Summarizes Scientific Studies

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The AARP says that “Blood-pressure medications may…depress the entire central nervous system.” The CBCD reviews the scientific literature and recommends treatments.

New York (PRUnderground) May 28th, 2014

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) has learned that the AARP says on its website that “Blood-pressure medications may slow down the pumping action of the heart as well as depress the entire central nervous system, or, in the case of diuretics, deplete vitamins and minerals that your body needs for energy.” (See aarp.org, from June 12, 2012) (1).

What medications can cause fatigue?

There are many. The AARP lists the following blood pressure medications that can cause fatigue in users: “Top-selling blood-pressure medications include lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), an ACE inhibitor; amlodipine (Norvasc), a calcium channel blocker; hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ and various other brand names), a thiazide diuretic; furosemide (Lasix), a loop diuretic; and metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), a beta blocker (1).”

If an individual’s blood pressure medication is not on this list, he or she can check if their medication causes fatigue by inserting the name of the drug in the search bar located here: http://www.drugs.com.

How do these drugs cause chronic fatigue?

These drugs weaken the immune system (see below). As a result, according to Dr. Hanan Polansky’s theory of Microcompetition, the decrease in the immune system will increase the number of latent viruses in these patients. One typical virus that infects most people is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Research shows that in high concentrations, these viruses cause fatigue. Therefore, polyDNA suggests reducing the numbers of latent viruses in the body to reduce physical and mental fatigue. Individuals can read more about Dr. Polansky’s theory at: http://www.cbcd.net.

How do blood pressure medications weaken the immune system?

The drugs mentioned above can depress the central nervous system, or they may deplete vitamins and minerals that the body uses for producing energy. They also can interfere with the activity of immune cells. For example, a blood pressure drug called leflunomide, (brand name Arava) specifically “reduces inflammation by suppressing the activity of immune cells.” (See Medicinenet.com, last reviewed April 23, 2012) (2).

Suppressing the immune system can lead to a reactivation of latent viruses in the body. For example, weakening the immune system can allow an infection with a latent virus, such as with the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), to create conditions favorable to viral reactivation and to feelings of fatigue. In fact, the virus itself is responsible for feelings of “extreme fatigue.” (See the CDC, last updated January 7, 2014) (3).

The CBCD recommends that individuals who take blood pressure medications ask their doctors for a blood test that identifies the existence of a latent infection with EBV or CMV (human cytomegalovirus), two of the most common latent viruses. If positive, that individual should then take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin.  The formula of these natural antivirals targets the latent EBV and CMV, and was recently proven to reduce mental and physical fatigue in a post-marketing clinical study that followed FDA guidelines (4).

Interested individuals can view the two published studies on natural antiviral products here, http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Clinical-Study.php and http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Decreases-Fatigue-Clinical-Study.php.

More information about these treatments can be found on the Center’s website at: http://www.cbcd.net/herpes-cures-that-work.php

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases.

References:

(1) 9 Types of Medications That Can Lead to Chronic Fatigue. Published on June 12, 2012.

http://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-06-2012/medications-that-cause-chronic-fatigue.3.html

(2) Medicinenet.com – leflunomide, Arava. Last reviewed on April 23, 2012.

http://www.medicinenet.com/leflunomide/article.htm

(3) Gene-Eden-VIR Decreased Physical and Mental Fatigue in a Post Marketing Clinical Study That Followed FDA Guidelines; Results Support Microcompetition Theory. Published in March 2014. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=44234#.UzfrpqiSz90

(4) CDC – Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis.

cdc.gov/epstein-barr/

 

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About CBCD

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases. The CBCD first published Dr. Hanan Polansky’s highly acclaimed “Purple” book, entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” in 2003. In this book, he explains how foreign DNA fragments can cause many major diseases. The book has been read by more than 5,000 scientists around the world, and has been reviewed in more than 20 leading scientific journals. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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