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This Is the Best Time to Take Blood Your Pressure Meds

The right timing can help you prevent a big — and possibly fatal — mistake. Waking up in the morning and taking your blood pressure medication might be a big — and possibly fatal — mistake. Switching to taking blood pressure pills in the evening can substantially lower your risk of heart-related disease and death, according to a study published recently in the European Heart Journal. The study focusing on more than 19,000 adults with hypertension found that those who took their blood pressure pills before bed reduced their risk of heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event by nearly half compared with patients who took their pills in the morning. The startling conclusion should change how you take blood pressure medications, says Dr. John Osborne, a cardiologist and a volunteer expert for the American Heart Association.
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