Beta Blockers and Weight Gain

  Many clinicians will agree that high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a “silent killer” that is both common and dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that about 1 in every 3 adults are affected by high blood pressure, and about 7 in 10 adults use medications to treat it. The importance of using medication along with a healthy lifestyle to control blood pressure is paramount; however, no medication is completely benign and devoid of side effects. Weight gain is often associated with a popular class of…