Doctor,  Family

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

When a physician remarked on a new patient’s extraordinarily ruddy complexion, he said, “High blood pressure, Doc. It comes from my family.”

“Your mother’s side or your father’s?” I asked.

“Neither,” he replied. “It’s from my wife’s family.”

“Oh, come now,” I said. “How could your wife’s family give you high blood pressure?”

He sighed. “You oughta meet ’em sometime, Doc!”

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  • gauges

    your blood is being pumped by your heart into various valves and arteries and capillaries, when you are at rest for a while, some of the tubes that your blood moves through bend up like a garden hose… so when you stand up, all the blood that was waiting to move through starts to gush through, and that affects the overall pressure in your body

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