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What Causes High Blood Pressure

What Causes High Blood Pressure

| June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I almost didn’t get into Marine Officer Candidate School. My blood pressure was high on my entrance physical. Fortunately, the recruiter new the trick of putting me down on the couch for a few minutes. I passed second reading. As I got older (and fatter), this trick no longer worked. By age 35 my blood […]

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Preemptive Strikes Against “Heart Attacks”

Preemptive Strikes Against “Heart Attacks”

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was lean and solid everywhere, like a rock. Still am. That’s mostly because as a 35-year-old diabetic ER doctor with high blood pressure, I had a 37-year-old come in with a “heart attack”. When it comes to “handwriting on the wall”, I’m a speed reader. I identify problems early on and make changes needed […]

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BALi for Blood Pressure

BALi for Blood Pressure

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Soooooo, there’s no such thing as “borderline high blood pressure or pregnancy. Normal for an adult is 120/80. If your numbers are above that, you have high blood pressure and an increased risk for “heart attack” (hearts don’t attack) and stroke. Both are caused by the same problem, a blood clot in an artery that […]

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