This guide from the editors of Prevention Health Books offers the information and advice you need to take control of your blood pressure now. High blood pressure is a silent, symptom-less condition that affects some fifty million Americans. Left untreated, it can set the stage for serious complications-including heart disease, stroke, and kidney damage. But you don't need to let it get that far. With a few simple lifestyle changes and a combination of mainstream and alternative remedies, you can lower your blood pressure to a healthy level-and keep it there.
Inside you'll discover:
· What high blood pressure is, and how it happens
· Who is most likely to develop high blood pressure, and why
· What complications high blood pressure can cause-and why people with diabetes are at special risk
· What isolated systolic hypertension is and why it matters
· What you should look for when buying a home blood pressure monitor
· What you should know about the most common blood-pressure-reducing medications-from aspirin to prescription drugs
· How foods, herbs, and supplements can help lower blood pressure-sometimes eliminating the need for drugs!
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Get started on the road to lifelong high blood pressure control by knowing...
· Your personal blood-pressure reading...and your best bets for ensuring its accuracy-whether at home or under a doctor's care
· The importance of quitting...that would be smoking, excessive drinking, and a sedentary lifestyle. But don't fret: You're giving up so little and getting so much in return.
· What exercise can do to help...and we're not talking exhaustive work-outs. Just incorporate thirty minutes of moderate exercise, even walking, into your daily routine
· Your medications...and what each of them does for your blood pressure. We even have tips on how to remember your meds.
· How to eat right...by sampling a simple 7-day menu plan-including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks!
· And what to eat...with 90 recipes-from soups and sandwiches to entrees and desserts-that can help lower your blood pressure
· How to handle complications...starting with recognizing the signs of heart problems, stroke, and kidney disease
Outsmart High Blood Pressure
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312988125