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Managing hypertension : tools to improve health and prevent complications

Author: Sandra A Moulton
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
Series: McFarland health topics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hypertension is a common chronic disease affecting people of different ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic statuses. This book provides an up-to-date illustrated overview of hypertension, covering risk factors, increase in prevalence, cultures affected and challenges to treating and managing the disease in specific populations. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods for managing hypertension are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moulton, Sandra A.
Managing hypertension.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016
(DLC) 2016039550
(OCoLC)908375273
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra A Moulton
ISBN: 9781476622477 1476622477
OCLC Number: 961911856
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Part I; 1; Hypertension: An Overview; Overview of Blood Pressure and High Blood Pressure; What Is Blood Pressure?; Are There Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?; Blood Pressure Measurements; Proper Steps to Measure Blood Pressure Manually; What Is Hypertension or High Blood Pressure?; Prehypertension; Risk Factors for Prehypertension; Prehypertension Stages; I've Been Diagnosed with Prehypertension. What Is the Course of Action?; Dentistry and Hypertension; Home Blood Pressure Monitoring; Classifications of High Blood Pressure Etiology (Causes) of HypertensionAdult Blood Pressure Levels; Risk Factors for Hypertension; RISK FACTORS THAT CANNOT BE CONTROLLED; RISK FACTORS THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED; 2; Hypertension Prevalence; Prevalence of Hypertension in African Americans; Diseases Attributable to Hypertension; Statistics of Hypertension, Mortality, and Morbidity-A Brief Overview; Manifestation of Hypertension (Pathophysiology); Sodium Sensitivity; Genetics; Natural History of Essential Hypertension; How Complicated Hypertension Affects Target Organs; Variation in Rates of High Blood Pressure by Age, Gender, and Race Brief Overview: Role of the Heart in Blood PressurePosition of the Heart; 3; Cardiovascular Disease; Home Blood Pressure Monitoring; Negative Outcomes of Clinic Visits Versus Home Blood Pressure Monitoring; Self-Management for Hypertension Using Home Blood Pressure Monitoring; Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring; Definition of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring; Cost-Effectiveness of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring; Reducing Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease in Special Populations to Meet Healthy People 2020 Objective; Hypertension and Its Relation to Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)Definition of Heart Failure; Stages of Heart Failure; Heart Failure in Ethnic Minority Populations in Canada; Role of Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease; Hypertension and Heart Disease in Diabetes; Some Coronary Artery Changes in People with Diabetes and Whether Vitamin D Deficiency Plays a Role; Biochemical Changes in Diabetes; Diabetic Atherosclerosis; Diabetic Coronary Plaque; What Happens If a Plaque Ruptures?; Heart Disease Risk Factors; 4; Vitamin D; What Is Vitamin D and How Is It Metabolized?; Functions of Vitamin D Does Vitamin D Play a Role in the Development of Hypertension?Some Food Sources of Vitamin D; The Connection Between Vitamin D Insufficiency and Blood Pressure: A Comparison; Lower Vitamin D Levels and Mortality; Parathyroid Hormone and Vitamin D Levels; Low Vitamin D Levels and Cardiovascular Disease; 5; Kidney Disease; Brief Description of the Kidneys; Functions of the Kidneys; Causes of Kidney Disease; MAJOR RISK FACTORS; ADDITIONAL RISK FACTORS; MAJOR RISK FACTORS; OTHER RISK FACTORS; The Kidneys: Fluid Balance, Electrolytes, and Waste Products; Renin and Blood Pressure
Series Title: McFarland health topics.
Responsibility: Sandra A. Moulton.

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