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CHF Overview - What to do about it: Part 4

4 - Pressure Pills

Pressure Pills

Almost everybody with Congestive Heart Failure has High Blood Pressure
That means that their blood is crammed and jammed into their blood vessels
Too tight a fit
pressurized!
Like a balloon with so much air in it, that it's about to pop
Or a soda can that one of your grandkids just shook up
There's pressure on the inside of those blood vessels
One thing that causes High Blood Pressure is when blood vessels narrow and constrict
Before
Healthy Blood Vessel
- Good + Wide
- Blood Flows Easily
After
 Narrowed Constricted
          Blood Vessel
- Still has just as much
   blood in it
- but now it's jammed +
   crammed in there
Almost everybody with CHF has narrowed, constricted blood vessels
Blood pressure pills open up those narrowed, constricted blood vessels
They are almost 100% effective
(if you take them the way your doctor told you to)
Here's how pressure pills work:
They push open those blood vessels
No more cram + Jam
now it's e-z flow!

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