Control High Blood Pressure Without Drugs: A Complete Hypertension Handbook

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Simon and Schuster, May 15, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
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Now completely revised and updated, this proven hypertension treatment plan that reduces your reliance on potentially harmful medications.

Hypertension is called the silent disease because it often gives no warning signs or symptoms. Its impact can be devastating: Both coronary heart disease and strokes are closely related to hypertension. But there is hope. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic work, Dr. Robert L. Rowan draws on the latest medical findings to help you prevent high blood pressure, cope with it if it occurs, and lower your blood pressure through sensible, inexpensive natural means. He explains how to work with your doctor in developing a program that suits your personality, age, physiology, weight, and personal habits. Here, you'll learn all you need to know about:

-New tests that indicate the presence of high blood pressure in the absence of symptoms

-Alternative techniques—from acupuncture to biofeedback to aromatherapy—that can relieve stress and lower blood pressure

-Natural hypotensive therapies, exercises, and foods—including the amazing cholesterol-fighting omega-3 oils

-Prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can affect blood pressure

-The lowdown on diet, including a month of healthful menus and dozens of quick-and-easy recipes

With a comprehensive list of helpful Web sites and a fully updated bibliography, Control High Blood Pressure Without Drugs brings you the information you need to manage your blood pressure and live a healthier life.
 

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Contents

PARTI The Basics
13
Could You Have Hypertension?
17
The Dangers of High Blood Pressure
24
Measure Your Pressure
31
Diastolic and Systolic PressureWhat Does Each Mean?
41
What Happens When You Learn You Have High Blood Pressure?
44
Do It for Yourself
53
Your Diet or Your Life
59
Sleeping with Hypertension
182
Hypertension and Aging
187
Women and High Blood Pressure
191
Impotence and Hypertension
195
Stress and Hypertension
201
Complementary Alternative Therapies for Hypertension
215
Training Your Body to Reduce Hypertension
223
Folk Medicine and Other Traditions
231

The Truth About Salt
61
Obesity Is a Hypertension Issue
76
Are You Really Hungry?
86
Eat RightFeel Right
92
The Rice Diet and Other Diet Choices
99
Cholesterol As a Culprit
116
Fiber Is Important
127
Sugar Is Not Sweet to Your Body
130
Diabetes and Kidney Disease and Hypertension
135
A Risk Factor for Stroke
141
The Pump and the Hose
143
Potassium Calcium and Magnesium and High Blood Pressure
151
Your Style of Living
161
Smoke Gets in Your Blood
163
Alcohol and Illegal Drugs and Hypertension
173
Exercise Combats Hypertension
236
Walking Your Blood Pressure Down
248
Hypertension Drugs
255
About Antihypertensive Drugs
259
Herbs Vitamins and Minerals and Hypertension
275
PARTV Shopping and Cooking with High Blood Pressure
281
Recipes to Lower Your Blood Pressure
283
Sparky Seasoning Mix
284
Lasagna Without Guilt 286
286
A Week with the DASH Diet
317
A Comparison of Saturated Fat Total Fat
325
Glossary
337
Additional Resources
343
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About the author (2001)

Robert Rowan, M.D., is a clinical professor at New York University Medical School and the coauthor of two other books. He lives in New York City.

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