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[RC] [Guest] Beta Blockers - Ridecamp Guest

On Behalf Of MarisR@xxxxxxx

I think the response to the question has alot to do with which beta blocker,
the dosage, and your friend's sensitivity to it.  For most patients, at a
low to moderate dosage, beta blockers will cause only minimal impact on
exercise and heat tolerance.  At higher doses, and in some very sensitive
people, beta blockers can be very impairing.  If your friend really needs a
beta blocker for other reasons (there are so many choices for blood pressure
control, but beta blockers also help with multiple other problems, they are
cheap and have been shown to prolong life in hypertensive people) perhaps
they can lower hte  beta blocker dose and add a second medication.

Maris Ramsay, (Family Physician)

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