100 Questions & Answers About High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Overview

Hypertension/high blood pressure affects 1 in every 4 adults in this country. Hypertension is a serious condition that can damage the blood vessels and eventually lead to stroke, heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure and vision problems. Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from high blood pressure, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About High Blood Pressure ...
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Overview

Hypertension/high blood pressure affects 1 in every 4 adults in this country. Hypertension is a serious condition that can damage the blood vessels and eventually lead to stroke, heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure and vision problems. Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from high blood pressure, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions. Written by an expert on the subject, with
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763753511
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/19/2007
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 167
  • Sales rank: 1,450,804
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
The Basics     1
Questions 1-22 provide background information regarding blood pressure and hypertension, including
What is hypertension?
What causes hypertension?
What happens to my blood pressure when I am sleeping?
Lifestyle/Exercise     37
Questions 23-41 explore a number of inquiries about day-to-day life with high blood pressure, such as
What kinds of lifestyle changes do I need to make if I have hypertension?
How does stress affect my blood pressure, and by how much?
Does acupuncture lower blood pressure?
Dietary     61
Questions 42-46 cover special dietary concerns you may have regarding your blood pressure, such as
Does alcohol lower blood pressure?
My neighbor takes fish oil capsules to reduce her blood pressure. Do they work?
I was told not to eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice because of the type of blood pressure medicine I take. Why is that?
Medication-Related     67
Questions 47-75 discuss matters surrounding medical treatments available to patients with hypertension, including
How will I know when I need to start taking blood pressure medication, especially if my blood pressure fluctuates?
I don't like swallowing pills. What can I do to get my medicine down?
How does a doctor decide which medication to give to someone with high blood pressure?
Doctor/Provider Issues     105
Questions 76-86 are concerned with issues between you and your doctor/provider, such as
What do I do when different doctors tell me to take differentmedications?
How can I have confidence that my doctor will listen to me if I have side effects?
My upper arm is relatively large, so my doctor takes my blood pressure near my wrist. Is that accurate?
High Blood Pressure & Other Health Problems/Issues     121
Questions 87-99 explore a variety of other health concerns that are linked to your hypertension, including
Why do blood pressure readings have to be even lower than the readings for other people with hypertension when I have diabetes?
I have bad allergies. What can I take for them that will not interfere with my blood pressure?
How does high blood pressure affect the kidneys?
I am nursing my new baby now. What medications can I take
for my blood pressure while nursing?
Appendix     141
Glossary     149
Index     157
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