High blood pressure affects 75 million adults in America, and The Doctors share important information for those taking medication to treat this issue.
A study compared taking blood pressure medication at night, instead of the morning when many people take it, and the study found those who took it at night had a 66 percent less chance of death from heart problems and the risk of stroke dropped by 49 percent.
Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn weighs in on these promising findings and says that upwards of 100,000 strokes, heart attacks, and congestive heart failure episodes could be avoided. But does the specific time in the evening matter? Is early or late in the night more beneficial? He explains the study simply defined the evening timeframe as "bedtime."
The Doctors suggest speaking with your physician to determine the optimal time to take your blood pressure medication.