Are Your Blood Pressure Meds Causing Cancer?

It turns out that the blood pressure medicine you’re on might be helping your hypertension, but it comes with another very dangerous side-effect: it may be a risk factor for breast cancer.

About 67 million American adults suffer from high blood pressure—that’s one in every three American adults. This condition comes at a high price: about $47.5 billion is spent every year on the medical costs associated with high blood pressure, such as the cost of blood pressure medicine and doctor visits, plus another $3.5 billion is wasted in lost employee productivity.

As the number of Americans with high blood pressure rises, so does the number of people turning to blood pressure medicine: 70% of Americans use blood pressure medicine to combat the condition.

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