Can blood pressure medications do more than just lower blood pressure? Read the weekly text article by Mr. Jeffrey Hord titled "Blood Pressure Medication to Prevent Muscle Loss?" to find out. "Our bodies attempt to maintain a constant internal environment but achieving this consistency can be made much more difficult when we alter our external environment, such as going from walking upright to being bedridden for five days in the hospital. This change in the external environment alters the load on skeletal muscle fibers and will result in an altered internal environment."