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What is Blood Pressure?
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: High Blood Pressure Program
Stephen Hales was the first man ever to measure blood pressure. Although he was a Church of England clergyman, he was fascinated by scientific experiment. In 1711 he measured the blood pressure in the carotid artery of a horse—using a brass needle and a hollow glass tube nearly thirteen feet long. read more...
How Do We Measure Blood Pressure?
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: High Blood Pressure Program
When we measure your blood pressure we obtain two figures. We measure the pressure at its highest and at its lowest—at the top of the wave and at the bottom. read more...
Resting & Non-Resting Blood Pressure
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: High Blood Pressure Program
How much pressure should there be in the arteries? What really is normal blood pressure—and I don't mean normal in the sense of average, I mean healthy, A-okay for humans, read more...
What Is High Blood Pressure?
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: High Blood Pressure Program
If you have a lot of stress in your life, so that your arterioles are constricting all the time, this can go one stage further. You can wind up with a permanent or fixed partial constriction of the arterioles, which will again make the blood flow slower, reducing the fall in pressure when the heart relaxes—and giving you a permanently high diastolic pressure. read more...
The Conventional Treatment
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: High Blood Pressure Program
Breathe a sigh of relief, because even if you show up in a doctor's office today with severe high blood pressure the chances are nobody's going to recommend the use of surgery. When I started in medical school a surgical procedure known as sympathectomy was commonly used in the treatment of severe high blood pressure. It involved cutting all the nerves of the sympathetic nervous system (involved in the stress response) along both sides of the spine. It was a pretty drastic procedure. But it was the best option we knew about in some cases. It probably even saved lives. read more...
The Program That Works
Author: Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP
Category: High Blood Pressure Program
The first thing people noticed about Ollie was his size. Ollie was a trucker, a big, strong man with tanned arms and face. He had too much of a potbelly—but it only made him look all the more imposing. I'd already tried three or four medicines, and his blood pressure was still up. read more...