High blood pressure: These effervescent tablets are driving the blood pressure up

Effervescent tablets can be used in high blood pressure health risk

Doctors warn against the consumption of effervescent tablets, if high blood pressure is known. Because the effervescent tablets generally contain a lot of sodium. In the case of increased consumption the consumption can be dangerous. Instead, Sufferers should take medication in a different Form.

On the amount it is

The question of how much salt is actually healthy, it must be answered according to the scientists individually. A high salt intake increases the risk for high blood pressure, thereby also the risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke increases, but salt is also a vital mineral for the body.

High-pressure, patients should keep the salt consumption

But: “high-pressure patients, can affect your risk for cardiovascular disease positive, if you keep the Salt intake,” reported the German society for endocrinology recently in a message. Professor Helmut treasure by the Board of Directors of the company, explained: “in the salt contained sodium binds water and increases blood volume. The pressure in the vessels is higher and thus the blood pressure, a simplified explanation of a complex process“.

High sodium content in the effervescent tablets

Also in effervescent tablets sodium content is often so high that it can be used for hypertension-the patient to a health hazard. The magazine “Consumer” of the Austrian consumer protection organization, the Association for consumer information (VKI) has examined 20 drugs and six food supplements, and found that the day was exceeding the maximum amount, at maximum dosage in six cases, reported the news Agency APA. Affected capsules should, therefore, prefer to or take tablets

Not more than 1.5 grams of sodium per day

In the February and March survey of the upper limit of the American Heart Association (AHA) was used for an adult human as a basis. This recommends a daily amount of a maximum of 1.5 grams of sodium. The world health organization (WHO) identifies as a maximum dose of two grams per day.

The data indicate that the sodium comes in effervescent tablets of the sodium carbonate, which ensure that the active ingredients dissolve faster in the water.

Days maximum quantity exceeded

According to the Agency message, the Exceedances of the recommended intake during the Test were all by the fact that the maximum daily dose used for adults. This was, for example, in the case of Alka-Seltzer effervescent tablets, when all nine pieces. In the case of a single tablet, you are already at 30 per cent, the recommendation of 1.5 grams, for nine of the days would be exceeded, the maximum amount to 2.7 times.

Also in the case of the two-Aspirin – and Mexavit products, as well as in the case of Aspro influenza was Exceeded. In the case of pain medications, there were high values.

High blood pressure patients should rely on other preparations

The magazine “Consumer”, according to about 70 to 75 percent of consumed salt, the main supplier of sodium are stuck in Europe, in processed foods or other products in the food industry. “This means that we take tend to be rather too much than too little table salt, and therefore sodium to us,” says the magazine. The sheet recommends that hypertension patients, therefore, capsules, tablets or liquid preparations are preferable to avoid the inclusion of the alkali metal. (ad)