Hi folks, I am low on ideas today. I thought I might re-blog this article from a year ago. It seems just as relevant now as ever. Also, please ignore the egotism (Kersh Syndrome) it’s meant to be a joke.
Let me know what you think.
Is this something you have ever encountered in clinical practice or as a patient? Or am I just seeing what I am looking-for?
This is potentially a tricky one as it will blend medicine with an overall philosophical interpretation of what is wrong with some aspects of doctoring.
Where to begin?
I’ll start with the straightforward – a lesson in physiology.
I will not go into the details as they are long forgotten in a brain that was at medical school in the 90’s.
The essence, or the principle is –
Blood pressure keeps us alive.
Our beating heart sends blood flowing around our body, supplying oxygen, nutrients and other important things to our organs.
The two most important (if specialists will allow me to employ some anatomical one-upmanship) is that brain and the heart. Without either getting enough blood for more than a few minutes and you are dead. That’s it.
Not enough blood to the brain you end up with a stroke, your heart, a heart-attack.
The heart pumps the blood…
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