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Where does high blood come from?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Not known: Assuming you mean high blood pressure, most cases are idiopathic (we don't know). It does run in families. There are occasional cases related to kidney disease, adrenal gland tumors, or narrowing in the aorta. If you mean a high red blood cell count, it can be a primary disease or secondary to other things such as lung disease.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Agree{nice to have a cardiologist in the mix :) }
Dec 24, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Starts at gut first: High blood pressure can be normalized by taking orally monounsaturated fat 1.5 gm per day(oil change for the body) and beta glucans (from mushrooms)beta glucan relax the blood vessels. Take orally supplements made from shiitake, reishi or maitake mushrooms. If gut is irritated blood pressure will be high - leaky gut let's toxins into the body. If this persists need medication to help kidney.

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