Hypertension isn’t the disease, it’s the adaption to loss of arterial integrity

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I’ll bet you never wondered why your tires wear out with driving; but you probably have wondered why everyone gets high blood pressure as they grow older.  It’s the same process of losing elasticity but unlike your tires, there is a theoretically endless supply of new rubber to regrow tread in your vascular system.

What if I told you that there was only one disease with a thousand faces? Well, hypertension is just one of those conditions caused by the accumulated damage the stem cells of the arteries.  That damage is the direct result of telomere attrition and inadequate telomerase activity. Watch my 20th podcast to understand more:

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