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Your uncle is very upset that he has been advised to restrict salt intake, lose weight, and commit to at least thirty minutes of exercise every day. He thinks the doctor is overreacting and that his heightened blood pressure is “no big deal”. How would you explain the internal control of blood pressure, and how would you relate the recommended lifestyle changes to what you know of blood pressure homeostatic control mechanisms to your uncle? that too much pressure is being put on the walls of your blood vessels. I would explain that the internal control of blood pressure is very important as leaving it high and uncontrolled can lead to damage to your arteries. It is putting extra strain on your arteries and on your heart. Over time, this strain can cause the arteries to become to become thicker and less flexible, or to become weaker. If your arteries become thicker and less flexible, they will become more narrow, making them more likely to become clogged up. If an artery becomes completely clogged
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