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Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels that diffuse water into vital cells.

As part of the mechanism of reverse osmosis, when water from the blood serum is filtered and injected into important cells through minute holes in their membranes, extra pressure is needed for the "injection process." Just as we inject I.V. "water" in hospitals, so the body injects water into tens of trillions of cells all at the same time.

Water and some salt intake will bring blood pressure back to normal.


Hypertension or high blood pressure is more of a chronic health problem associated with the body being out of balance. It's heavily influenced by lifestyle factors, including diet, activity level, and stress level. A healthy, well-balanced diet, regular aerobic exercise, and stress reduction are more than sufficient to lower blood pressure to normal levels in most people.

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