Dale Says

July 21, 2016

High Blook Pressure

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dale @ 10:35 am

In some ways, this presidential election is like going to see two doctors for high blood pressure.
As the Mayo Clinic describes it, high blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it eventually affects nearly everyone. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected, and once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.
The U.S. has high blood pressure. It has many causes; among them are an increasing gap between low income and wealthy Americans, evaporation of the middle class, salaried workers feeling left behind, trying to absorb immigrants into our economy, the increase in global terrorism, and other challenges.
How to treat our high blood pressure? We are taking medicine now to keep it under control. It’s called moderate liberalism, and it involves sharing our wealth, treating everyone with dignity, and restrained involvement in the world’s problems.
Now we have opinions from two physicians about how to treat our high blood pressure going forward. One has been a physician her whole life, and she has been involved in several other high blood pressure treatments. She recommends continuing to take the same medicine, with modest changes in dosage. Her goal is to keep our high blood pressure under control. The other says he has a cure. He’s not a doctor, but he has been a successful businessman. He recommends a new type of medicine that hasn’t been tested, and which is viewed with suspicion by other physicians. His new type of medicine might cure our blood pressure. He says it will. But it might kill us.

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