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Subject:  Re: OT: High blood pressure --> brain damage Date:  11/15/2012  12:53 PM
Author:  MetroChick Number:  868731 of 902712

However, when I am stressed, I know my BP is rising. I use biofeedback as a tool, and within seconds, I can tell it is lowering.

Unless someone's actually testing your BP or you're testing it with a machine, there's no way to really know that you're BP is lowering. Feeling stressed or not stressed is not always related to blood pressure going up - there are some who can experience stress and their BP doesn't rise, and there are many who don't feel stressed but they have high BP.

I personally don't think the 500 sample size is enough - especially if there's no baseline of what their brains looked like before they had high blood pressure.
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