And now we return to blood vessels. In this episode, we start discussing what blood pressure is, how it can become "high", and what that means for our health. One of the more interesting points is that your body has ways of dealing with high blood pressure, but they're not ways we want out bodies to operate on a full time basis. And why can't we butter our bacon? WHY!?!?!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Don't Butter Your Bacon 01:36
Blood Flow and Resistance 01:54
Blood Pressure 02:42
Short Term Responses 04:11
Neural, Hormonal, and Kidney Response 04:33
How Chronic High Blood Pressure Can Kill 06:21


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