In the 90s when I was studying medicine, I learned from books that in 95% of people who suffer from hypertension, the reason why it occurs cannot be explained. It is what we call in medicine "idiopathic". It has been almost 25 years since I read this sentence, and while in Medicine amazing discoveries have been made and knowledge has doubled or even tripled, even today we say that still 95% of people who suffer from hypertension we cannot explain where is due. Why is our knowledge so limited? Then working at the hospital in the outpatient clinics of the pathology clinic, I often, perhaps too often, helped to treat hypertension in patients who visited our hospital. What I noticed then was that the likelihood of someone developing high blood pressure increases over the years. I soon concluded, like most doctors in the world, that some people's blood pressure simply increases over the years and all we can do is take pills to prevent it. In fact, according to the latest CDC research, it is estimated that almost half of adults suffer from hypertension. So I was very surprised when I discovered that there are some people whose blood pressure does not increase as the years go by. I learned for a population that the probability of someone suffering from high blood pressure is 2.9%. The difference between 50% of Europe and America and 2.9% of this population is so great that it requires explanation. Let's first see who is this population where the probability of someone having hypertension is very small and does not increase as the years go by. They are indigenous people who live in Bolivia and are called Tsimane. The graph currently on your screen shows on the left the increase in blood pressure that has occurred over the years in America. We see that as age increases, so does blood pressure. On the right is shown how the blood pressure develops on average in Tsimane. In this case we see that the line rises much more slowly than in the diagram on the left. So it is clear that an increase in blood pressure is not inevitable as we age. It can be avoided. In fact, the authors of the study go to the trouble of interpreting the reason why Tsimane's blood pressure does not increase as the years increase and attribute it to proper nutrition, low body weight and systematic activity. So, if what the study's researchers estimate is correct, then we don't need to have either the Tsimane genes or go all the way to Bolivia to protect ourselves from high blood pressure. We can do all this here, in our home, without moving a meter. All that is needed is to ensure a healthy diet that keeps our weight low and to adopt systematic exercise. If this is how we protect ourselves from high blood pressure, then hypertension is not idiopathic. It is a result of bad lifestyle. Blood pressure does not increase over the years because our age increases, but because we fail to take care of our health with proper nutrition, weight maintenance and systematic physical exercise. So the term idiopathic is not correct. We know why hypertension occurs. And now that we know it is good to take the necessary measures to protect our health. If you've made it this far, it sounds like you're very concerned about high blood pressure. Then you should definitely watch the video to my right where I explain a natural way to lower blood pressure, even in people with established hypertension, by consuming a magical superfood: flaxseed. So click on the video shown to my right to learn more. Thank you very much.

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