Beta blockers are a type of drug used to treat high blood pressure.
Beta blocker overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication.
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The specific ingredient in such drugs varies among manufacturers. The main ingredient is a beta-adrenergic blocking substance. It blocks the effects of a hormone called epinephrine on the body. Epinephrine is also called adrenaline.
Prescription beta blockers are sold under various names, including:
Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease. Without injected insulin, people who have diabetes cannot survive. Insulin was invented in 1928 changing our lives from a death sentence to someone living with diabetes. It is a little mind numbing to think about! The 1928 research team's discovery awarded them with a Nobel prize for science. But since the invention of insulin, what science has impacted those of us living with diabetes in the same way?
It would seem that somewhere between 1928 and today something huge, like a cure for diabetes, should exist. We are looking for a cure for diabetes and we want it now, but this disease is a big one to unravel! If one autoimmune disease were cured chances are the rest would be helped by the same protocol! To give you a perspective of how many diseases are now linked to the autoimmune system, check out the front page of HealthCentral.com . Of the diseases ...
For those of us with frequent headaches or Migraine attacks, preventive medications are often a good option. Amazingly, the medications used for this purpose were all originally developed for other conditions then found to be effective as headache and / or Migraine preventives. The discovery is often made when patients taking the medications for their original purpose notice a reduction in the frequency of their headaches or Migraines. The list is ever-evolving. Even as I publish this list of medications that I've compiled, there are bound to be some that I've not read or heard about yet. When you consider the list below and the nearly endless possible combinations of these medications, it's easier to see how headache and Migraine specialists can tell us that effective preventive regimens can now be found for 95-98% of patients. It can take up to three months to know if a medication is effective for you, but with time, patience, and a good doctor, there is hope...
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