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Mayo clinic on high blood pressure

Author: Sheldon G Sheps
Publisher: Rochester, Minn. : Mayo Clinic, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Emphasizes the need to manage high-blood pressure and keep it at a safe level, and includes insights into prevention, treatment trends, recipes, menus, and stress management.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon G Sheps
ISBN: 1893005267 9781893005266 1590842200 9781590842201
OCLC Number: 51679497
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is high blood pressure? --
Are you at risk? --
Diagnosis and treatment --
Controlling your weight --
The shakedown on salt --
Eating well --
Getting more active --
Tobacco, alcohol and caffeine --
Managing stress --
Staying in control --
Medications and how they work --
Special concerns and conditions. 1. What is high blood pressure --
Consider the numbers --
The basics of blood pressure --
What the numbers mean --
What's high blood pressure? --
Signs and symptoms --
Complications --
2. Are you at risk? --
Essential high blood pressure --
Secondary high blood pressure --
3. Diagnosis and treatment --
Measuring your blood pressure --
Making a diagnosis --
Getting an evaluation --
Medical history --
Physical examination --
Routine tests --
Deciding on treatment --
Guidelines for treatment --
Becoming an active partner --
4. Controlling your weight --
Weight and blood pressure --
Overweight vs. obesity --
Finding your healthy weight --
Steps to successful weight loss --
5. The shakedown on salt --
Sodium's role --
Sodium sensitivity --
DASH-sodium and TONE studies --
Current recommendation --
The controversy --
What you should do --
Your sodium guide --
6. Eating well --
The DASH study --
Basic principles of DASH --
How to eat with DASH --
Three important minerals --
A fresh approach to shopping --
Healthy cooking techniques --
Get the skinny on fatty acids --
Eating well when eating out --
Putting it in perspective --
7. Getting more active --
Physical activity and blood pressure --
Activity vs. intensity --
What kind of activity --
How much activity --
A 6-step fitness plan --
Avoiding injury --
8. Tobacco, alcohol and caffeine --
Tobacco and high blood pressure --
Alcohol and high blood pressure --
Caffeine and high blood pressure --
9. Managing stress --
What is stress? --
The stress response --
Stress and blood pressure --
Strategies for relieving stress --
10. Staying in control --
Home monitoring --
Using your medications wisely --
Getting regular follow-up care --
Reaching your goal --
Your family and friends --
11. Medications and how they work --
The different types --
Diuretics --
Beta blockers --
ACE inhibitors --
Angiotensin II receptor blockers --
Calcium antogonists --
Alpha blockers --
Central-acting agents --
Direct vasodilators --
Emergency medications --
Combination drug therapy --
Finding the right medication --
Gene research --
12. Special concerns and conditions --
Issues for women --
High blood pressure in children --
High blood pressure in older adults --
High blood pressure and ethnic groups --
High blood pressure and other conditions --
Difficult-to-control high blood pressure --
High blood pressure emergencies --
Menus with DASH.
Responsibility: Sheldon G. Sheps, editor in chief.

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Emphasizes the need to manage high-blood pressure and keep it at a safe level, and includes insights into prevention, treatment trends, recipes, menus, and stress management.

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