Diabetes drugs have always been shown to cause heart failure and a new study seems to once again support this claim. High blood sugar is a punishing illness but it is time that health professionals question the use of diabetic medications. There are been thousands of deaths linked to the use of diabetic medications, yet most diabetics are unaware of the dangers of high blood sugar medications. The drugs may be worst than the illness.
For over 5 years we have reported on the dangers of high blood sugar drugs, 2 years ago the diabetic drug Avandia was banned after a study revealed that thousands of people lost the normal functioning of their heart.
A judge ordered the Avandia drug maker ( Glaxo Smith Kline) to pay families over 100 million dollars in damages. The diabetic medication Actos works in the same way as Avandia and may have caused thousands of heart attacks. Actos now has a black box warning, alerting users to the fact that the drug may damage your heart.
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The new study released this week revealed that diabetic medications may raise the risk of heart failure by an amazing 14%, heart failure symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pains. Sometimes the feeling of stomach indigestion is a sign of a failing heart.
Lead investigator Dr. Jacob Udell, of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network (UHN) and the Women's College Hospital (WCH), both in Toronto, Canada, says they found: