101 Questions and Answers About Hypertension
by William M. Manger MD, PhD, FACP, FACC
, Norman M. Kaplan MD, MACP
Lower Your Blood Pressure And Save Your Life
Almost a third of American adults have hypertension, a condition defined as sustained elevations of blood pressure. This common disease can lead to fatal strokes and heart attacks and kills almost a million Americans a year. Almost 30% of hypertension cases go undetected, and only half of those with hypertension have their blood pressure under control. But what is blood pressure, and why is high blood pressure actually bad for you? How do you get it, and how do you prevent it? And most importantly, what can you do to treat it?
Stop Wondering And Start Learning about Hypertension
Dr. William Manger, a leader in the field of hypertension, clears up the many myths and misconceptions about hypertension and its treatment in a useful question-and-answer format. With the right knowledge and treatment, you can manage your hypertension and reduce your health risks.
So are you wondering what kind of food you should avoid? Answer: Excessive intake of calories, fat, salt and alcohol.
Or the major risk factors for developing hypertension? Answer: Family history, excessive weight gain, a rapid resting pulse rate and a high-salt diet.
Or if medication really helps? Answer: Yes. Medication decreases the risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart failure and increases the probability of a prolonged life.
Other topics include
- The best way to monitor your blood pressure
- Types of hypertension and how to handle them
- Diet, stress management, smoking and exercise suggestions
- Different drugs and alternative treatment options available for treating hypertension
- Diseases and medication that may affect hypertension
- Ways to prevent hypertension in you and your children
Mangerís knowledgeable and accessible answers will allow you to communicate intelligently with your doctor and start making the changes necessarily to live a long and happy life.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011 July
SIZE: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
William M. Manger, MD, PhD, FACP, FACC received his Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University in 1944 and his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1946. Between 1950-1955 he was a Fellow in Medicine at Mayo and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1958. He received the Mayo Foundation Alumni Award for Meritorious Research in 1955 for his work on the quantitation of epinephrine and norepinephrine in plasma. Since 1958 he has per-formed research in areas including: hemorrhagic shock, hypertension, sympatho-adrenal responses, pheochromocytoma, the mechanism of salt-induced hypertension, and the growth of tumor cells.
Norman M. Kaplan, MD, MACP is Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he has been on the faculty for more than forty years. For the last twenty, his teaching, writing and research have focused primarily upon clinical aspects of hyper-tension. He has lectured extensively and contributed over 500 papers to the medical literature.