Blood Pressure Experiences
Blood Pressure Experiences
One of the most remarkable (and objectively measurable) effects of CAPi seems to be the normalizing of blood-pressure. I thought it might be worth while having a forum on this subject, so that people can voice their findings.
My own experience is that of a rapid reversal of what had been worsening for 25 years. My blood pressure before starting treatment was typically 155 / 95 and rising. That's a pulse pressure of 60, which is wide for someone in their late fifties. The usual thoughts cross the mind: 'I'm healthy, I have a reasonable diet, I go cycling to work every day, I enjoy what I do.' And then you look towards the future. And then you think of colleagues who have had coronary problems, some much younger than you. For you the future course of events is that the systolic blood pressure will continue to rise, and the diastolic pressure will plateau and then slowly fall. This results in an ever-widening pulse-pressure which is known to precede strokes and coronary artery disease. Well, in my case, when I began taking antibioticsi, I noticed a regular fall in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure over the weeks (I had bought a little Seinex sphygmomanometer a year or two ago.) I measured my BP every other morning or so. I'm now on intermittent antibiotics and my BP runs along at a typical 115 / 75. It's also far more responsive to exercise and even emotions. If I'm really calm and the sunlight is streaming through the window, then it can go down to 95 / 65. It rises during exercise and then quickly falls. The pulse-rate echoes this. Before treatment it was typically 85; now it is typically 60 - 65. It recovers very quickly after exercise. All this strikes me as amazing, and, scattered through various threads, it seems that several others have had similar experiences. I recall Ron saying:
'I'd never have expected the BP to stabilize like this -- I think a CAP should be the treatment of choice for BP! If that doesn't eliminate the problem, then it would make sense to use the beta-blockers and other "non-homeostatic" treatments. I think I might have made up the term "non-homeostatic", but you know what I mean -- I see CAP as reducing blood pressure by restoring homeostasis, and beta-blockers, etc., as an attempt to perturb the homeostasis in a certain way. I am really looking forward (scientifically, at least) to getting a measurement of blood lipids and A1C, because those numbers went bad about the same time as the BP did.
I think that's right on. Removing the infection normalizes the situation; low but responsive BP results. Antihypertensive medications like beta-blockers are not really corrective, but are secondarily remedial - a little like letting air out of the tires so that the high load can get under the bridge. (Antibiotics remove the load.) And its good to know that your heart is moving blood for you alone, and not for you and your little pal.
I did a graph of my own BP over the years. It's so right on it looks cooked, but it's not. The usual caveats are there. http://www.cpnhelp.org/?q=blood_pressure_and_age_ef
It would be very interesting to gather others' experiences on this forum: looking through various threads I can see others finding similar results.