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High blood pressure for dummies

Author: Alan L Rubin
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : WIley Pub., Inc, ©2007.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Discover how to measure your blood pressure properly; develop a successful treatment plan; improve your lifestyle habits; evaluate new drug therapies; find resources and outside support.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Rubin
ISBN: 9780470137512 0470137517 9781458725530 1458725537
OCLC Number: 187100433
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
PART I: UNDERSTANDING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Introducing high blood pressure --
Detecting high blood pressure --
Determining whether you're at risk --
Dealing with secondary high blood pressure --
PART II: CONSIDERING THE MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES: Defending your heart --
Shielding your kidneys --
Protecting your brain --
PART III: TREATING (OR PREVENTING) HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Developing a successful treatment plan --
Choosing foods that lower high blood pressure --
Keeping salt out of your diet --
Avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine --
Lowering blood pressure with exercise --
Adding drug therapy --
PART IV: TAKING CARE OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Helping the elderly --
Handling high blood pressure in children --
Treating high blood pressure in women --
PART V: THE PART OF TENS: Ten simple ways to prevent or reduce high blood pressure --
Ten (or so) myths about high blood pressure --
Ten new discoveries about high blood pressure --
Appendix: Resources for the latest information.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Alan L Rubin.
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