The Hypertension Sourcebook

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Recent surveys suggest that 30 million Americans suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). In The Hypertension Sourcebook, a leading expert offers simple steps toward curing this highly destructive disease or avoiding it altogether. Also featured is a comprehensive evaluation of the latest blood pressure medications, home monitors, and a foolproof plan for giving up smoking.

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Recent surveys suggest that 50 million Americans (20 percent of the adult population) have hypertension (or high blood pressure). It is the second most common reason for visiting a doctor, and without therapy a person's risk of developing heart disease and stroke increases dramatically.

The Hypertension Sourcebook provides the tools to achieve perfect control of your blood pressure; the program outlined in this invaluable book will introduce lifestyle changes--diet, exercise, supplements--that could dramatically alter your life or the life of someone you love. Dr. Mary McGowan describes the causes of hypertension--from stress to being overweight to genetics--and offers simple steps toward curing this highly destructive disease or avoiding it altogether. Also included is a comprehensive evaluation of the latest blood pressure medications and home monitors, a foolproof plan for giving up smoking, and a section on hypertension in special populations including pregnant women and children. If hypertension and its symptoms are holding you back from fully embracing your life, let this book be your guide to a fuller, richer, and healthier future.

About the Author:

Mary P. McGowan, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Currently president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation, Dr. McGowan has authored numerous scientific articles in the field of preventive cardiology and has been a medical consultant for NBC's Today show. She is also the author of Heart Fitness for Life.

Jo McGowan-Chopra is a freelance writer based in Dehra Doon, India. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek and Span, as well as all the major daily newspapers in India. She is also a regular columnist for Commonwealth and is the coauthor of Heart Fitness for Life.

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