Control High Blood Pressure Without Drugs: A Complete Hypertension Handbook
Simon and Schuster, May 15, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
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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PARTI The Basics
Could You Have Hypertension?
The Dangers of High Blood Pressure
Measure Your Pressure
Diastolic and Systolic PressureWhat Does Each Mean?
What Happens When You Learn You Have High Blood Pressure?
Do It for Yourself
Your Diet or Your Life
Sleeping with Hypertension
Hypertension and Aging
Women and High Blood Pressure
Impotence and Hypertension
Stress and Hypertension
Complementary Alternative Therapies for Hypertension
Training Your Body to Reduce Hypertension
Folk Medicine and Other Traditions
The Truth About Salt
Obesity Is a Hypertension Issue
Are You Really Hungry?
Eat RightFeel Right
The Rice Diet and Other Diet Choices
Cholesterol As a Culprit
Fiber Is Important
Sugar Is Not Sweet to Your Body
Diabetes and Kidney Disease and Hypertension
A Risk Factor for Stroke
The Pump and the Hose
Potassium Calcium and Magnesium and High Blood Pressure
Your Style of Living
Smoke Gets in Your Blood
Alcohol and Illegal Drugs and Hypertension
Exercise Combats Hypertension
Walking Your Blood Pressure Down
About Antihypertensive Drugs
Herbs Vitamins and Minerals and Hypertension
PARTV Shopping and Cooking with High Blood Pressure
Recipes to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Sparky Seasoning Mix
Lasagna Without Guilt 286
A Week with the DASH Diet
A Comparison of Saturated Fat Total Fat
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