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Soluble medicines with salt heightens heart attack risk

Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am by Williams Hart   

A new study released by a group of British pharmacologists discovered that individuals who are taking soluble medicines containing salt are at higher risk for developing heart problems.

According to the study released by the British Medical Journal, medicines with large amounts of salt can increase blood pressure, potentially putting patients in danger of having heart attacks.

Salt is commonly used as the dissolving agent in fizzy medicines like Alka-Seltzer. Researchers found that, out of a test group of 1.3 million people taking fizzy medicines, 61,000 people suffered from heart problems.

In addition to medicines with high sodium levels, some birth control pills cause heart complications. The contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin have been believed to cause irregular clotting, deep vein thromboses, stroke, and heart attacks. If you have been injured by your contraception in Houston call (713) 352-7071. Williams Hart has a wealth of experience advocating for people injured by their medication.

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