It’s All in the Vessel

It’s interesting just thinking how we can learn a lot from nature and science. Pregnancy is a risk but it is a risk worth taking. Each pregnancy is different and presents with its own unique sets of challenges. The body has a way of adapting to the presence of the little one in the womb. When the blood vessels do not adapt to the pregnancy, a problem occurs.

Have you ever noticed that if you pass water through a narrow pipe the net effect is increased pressure? When maladaption occurs in the blood vessel, the blood pressure is increased. The effects of uncontrolled blood pressure span by and large across the body ranging from blindness, stroke to kidney failure, damage to the blood vessel itself and don’t forget the destructive effects on the little one growing in the womb. The effects of uncontrolled high blood pressure not only affect the mother but also the baby. Keeping the potential devastating effects of uncontrolled high blood pressure in mind, some of the medication taken helps in targetting the blood vessel so that it relaxes and dilates causing reduction in the high blood pressure towards acceptable levels. This would help prevent the potential devastating effects or further insult to the injury that may have been caused by the uncontrolled blood pressure. These external mechanisms were used to modulate and regulate the vessel with a net effect on reducing the blood pressure. It is a way of helping the body adapt to the new status of pregnancy.

Maladaptation causes dis-ease in relationships. This dis-ease causes disease resulting in damaged relationships. Life is all about change. The quality of life is influenced by the adaptation to change. If you are unable to adapt to change, you are bound to face resistance and some of the effects are devastating. You will find that there are those external factors that help regulate the resistance to change such as getting advice from another who has knowledge of the contentious issues being dealt with. Speaking out and letting some one walk with you during your journey in life even as you move from one stage of life to another, can be transformative and save the relationship in question. Remember, life is a constant process of adjustment with a shifting equilibrium.

Have a fantastic week.

Dr Kiria Koigi

An aspiring Obstetrician and Gynecologist in pursuit of her dreams.

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