I am a 60 yr old male, 35lbs overweight, in good condition, do moderate excercise, don't smoke and consume alcohol moderately. BP has been high for many years and proven difficult to bring under control with a parade of medicines. Currently I take (daily)an antiacid drug, 500mg vitamin C, 400usp vitamin E, 81mg aspirin, 80mg Zocor, 500 mg Niaspan, 40mg Accupril, 160/12.5mg Diovan HCT and 10mg Norvasc.
Having been very active most of my life, including top level college and pro-athletics, and having had no heart problems to date, I wonder why so many drugs. I also wonder what the potential problem with taking so many different categories is.
Can you explain? Thanks.