pressure, and high cholesterol are adaptations by the body to the problem
of insufficient water.
of water in the body is first handled by closing off some capillaries.
When this happens the areas served by those capillaries can then become
unhealthy or diseased in some way. When these capillary networks are closed
down, they provide an obstacle to the movement of blood and the blood
pressure must go higher to push through the area.
water shortage is greater than can be accommodated by a shut-off of some
of the capillaries, then the shortage of water is made up from the liquid
in the arteries.
65% of the water shortage is taken from water inside the cells. These
cells become dehydrated. Dehydrated cells become diseased much more easily
than cells hydrated with the proper amount of water.
10% of the water shortage is taken from the volume of liquid moving through
the arteries. When there is a smaller volume of blood in the arteries,
the arteries MUST get smaller to avoid air pockets from being formed.
Smaller tubes require a higher blood pressure to push the supply of blood
needed by the body.
25% of the water shortage is taken from the water outside the cells.
This reduction in water means that the blood becomes thicker. Thicker
blood needs to be pushed harder to move it along - high blood pressure.
of the areas where the body takes water during a shortage will cause an
increase in blood pressure.