Conquering High Blood Pressure: The Complete Guide To Managing Hypertension

Front Cover
Da Capo Press, Aug 22, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
0 Reviews
Conquering High Blood Pressure: The Complete Guide to Managing Hypertension is a remarkably comprehensive account of a common chronic illness affecting adults and children. Dr. Wood, a family and occupational medicine physician, and Mr. Griffith, a family medicine physician assistant, team up to clearly address many important issues, in particular the patient's role in co-managing his or her high blood pressure with a physician or other health care attendant; the important physical or emotional concerns of special at-risk groups (e.g., the elderly, African-Americans, children, and pregnant women); the potentially hazardous side-effects or interactions of the drugs used to treat high blood pressure; the tips to follow to become a savvy consumer of medications or devices to cope with hypertension; the invaluable role of family members and friends in helping the person cope with hypertension; and the relationship between high blood pressure and other chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol). Supported by compelling case histories and helpful appendixes, the authors' lucid explanation of the many facets of hypertension will enlighten and empower the millions of adults and children who suffer from this disease.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction I
1
What Is High Blood Pressure?
14
Myth or Fact?
23
Putting High Blood Pressure into Perspective
30
The Categories of Hypertension
38
CHAPTER 12
41
Alvins Story
51
In Summary
57
Diagnostic Testing
152
What Happens Next?
159
Nondrug
161
When Lifestyle Modifications Fail
187
Learning about High Blood Pressure Drugs
193
AngiotensinConverting Enzyme ACE Inhibitors
199
Direct Vasodilators
205
Buying a Home Blood Pressure Device
212

Modifiable Risk Factors
65
Identifying Your Risk Factors
76
How Common Is Hypertension among AfricanAmericans?
81
Finding the Right Drug
94
Causes of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents
108
How Is Pediatric Hypertension Treated?
112
A Normal Reaction
118
Confronting High Blood Pressure
124
Health Consequences of Untreated High Blood Pressure
130
Ramons Story
137
Clinical Assessment
143
Legitimate Unconventional Therapies
215
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
222
The Role of Family Members and Friends
231
High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Mellitus
237
Developing a Comprehensive Plan
247
Glossary
259
Suggested Reading
273
Index
291
About the Authors
309
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 254 - Task force on blood pressure control in children: report of the second Task Force on blood pressure control in children- 1987.

References to this book

About the author (1997)

Stephen D. Wood, M.D., a dual-certified family and occupational medicine physician, graduated magna cum laude in 1978 from Loma Linda University. He completed a combined training program in family medicine and occupational medicine in 1982 at the University of Utah Medical Center. Dr. Wood is Medical Director for Kennecott Coproration and maintains a private practice at Foothill Family Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, . Dr. Wood resides in Salt Lake City. Bert J. Griffith, P.A., a board-certified family medicine physician assistant, graduated in 1984 from Touro College. From 1991 to 1995, he was Officer-in-Charge of the hypertension clinic at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. From 1995 to 1997, he was the senior physician assistant at the Goodfellow Air Force Base clinic in San Angelo, Texas. Mr. Griffith now resides in Okinawa, Japan.

Bibliographic information