Calcium channel blocking drugs are widely used for the management of high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and other heart conditions. This video summarizes some of their common side effects, such as headaches; increased or decreased heart rate; fluid buildup in the legs; dizziness; constipation; and others. Further information about the side effects of drugs can be found on the sideeffectsuk.co.uk website.
In addition to these side effects, a study conducted by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that calcium channel blockers also impede the entry of vitamin C into cells. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the production of collagen, the key stability molecule for the artery walls and the connective tissue in general. Published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in 2016, this important finding explains the reason behind the increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer, and gum problems that have been reported in clinical studies testing these drugs.
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