High Blood Pressure for Dummies: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Sep 19, 2009 - Medical - 444 pages
Since the last edition of this book, big changes have occurred in our understanding of high blood pressure and its treatment. The categories of high blood pressure have been reduced, and our recommendations about early treatment have changed as well. New drugs are available and old ones are off the market. A major Medicare drug plan, Part D, has confused millions of elderly Americans and changed how they pay for their drugs, including those for high blood pressure. These changes alone are more than enough justification for a new edition of High Blood Pressure For Dummies. This edition has more emphasis on prevention. I also include new discoveries and myths about high blood pressure, so if you already have the first edition, know that I've packed this one with new stuff. (At the very least, buy it for your spouse - then borrow it so you stay up to date!). But the main reason I wanted to write this update comes from an article that appears in the January 2007 issue of the journal Diabetes Care. The article points out that ''despite the publication of increasingly aggressive guidelines for lowering blood pressure, [high blood pressure] remains substantially unimproved among diabetic patients.'' In other words, the number of people with diabetes is increasing explosively, but they're not achieving the level of blood pressure control that will prevent heart attacks, strokes, and amputations. . I hope to change this outcome by helping the even larger population without diabetes to control their blood pressure. ----Alan L. Rubin, MD
 

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Contents

Treating Or Preventing High Blood
1
AngiotensinConverting Enzyme Inhibitors
166
Taking Care of Special Populations
194
Assessing Blood Pressure
200
Advising Your Child about Strenuous Exercise
254
Treating High Blood Pressure
260
Recognizing What Causes High Blood Pressure during
266
Dealing with High Blood Pressure after Delivery Using Female Hormone Treatment in the Presence
288
Ten Simple Ways to Prevent or Reduce
295
Techniques
311
High Blood Pressure Is an Inevitable Result
324
If You Feel Fine You Can Skip Your Blood Pressure
337
Ten New Discoveries about High Blood
351
Resources for the Latest Information
369
High Blood Pressure For Dummies
393
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