Do beta blockers slow your metabolism? Beta blockers lower metabolic rates, which means you’re burning fewer calories. They calm the body and reduce fidgeting, which can lower your calorie deficit by a couple of hundred a day.
Can you lose weight while on beta blockers? In the smaller study of patients with high blood pressure, the researchers compared calorie- and fat-burning in 11 people on beta blockers and 19 adults the same age and weight who were not on the drugs. They found that after a meal, the beta blockers users burned roughly 30 to 50 percent fewer calories and fat.
What is the most common side effect of beta blockers? The most common side effects of beta-blockers are: Fatigue and dizziness. Beta-blockers slow down your heart rate. This can trigger symptoms associated with low blood pressure (hypotension).
Do beta blockers cause you to retain fluid? Because beta-blockers have a neutral effect on total body fluid, they rank on a third tier of preference, after ACEIs and ARBs. CCBs and alpha-blockers are the least preferred medications for treating hypertension because they promote fluid retention.