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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword by Dr Julian Hart MB, BChir, DCH, FRCP, FRCGP -- About this book -- Introduction: What you most need to know in 11 questions -- 1 Blood pressure and high blood pressure -- About blood pressure in general -- Low blood pressure -- High blood pressure -- Types of high blood pressure -- 2 Symptoms, causes and diagnosis -- Symptoms -- Causes -- Diagnosis -- 3 Measuring blood pressure -- Types of BP measuring devices -- Accuracy of readings -- Ambulatory monitoring -- Monitoring at home -- 4 Non-pharmacological treatment -- Cholesterol levels -- Diet -- Smoking -- Exercise -- Weight loss -- 5 Treatment with drugs -- Taking your tablets -- 6 High blood pressure with other problems -- Heart problems -- Diabetes -- Kidney problems -- Raised cholesterol levels -- Problems requiring beta- or alphablockers -- Blood-thinning drugs -- Racial differences -- Pain - particularly joint pain and arthritis -- Psychological problems -- 7 Pregnancy, contraception and the menopause -- High BP and planning a pregnancy -- High BP in pregnancy -- Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia -- Blood pressure after pregnancy -- Contraception -- Menopause and HRT -- 8 Living with high BP -- Work -- Travel and holidays -- Sports -- Sex -- Insurance and mortgages -- Your local surgery -- Everyday life -- 9 Monitoring and follow-up -- 10 Research and the future -- Glossary -- Appendix 1: Drugs used in the treatment of high BP -- Appendix 2: Useful addresses -- Appendix 3: Useful publications and websites -- Index.
High Blood Pressure - the 'at your fingertips' guide is the essential handbook for straightforward and medically accurate information about your blood pressure. Packed full of information about how to get your blood pressure down - and keep it down, it is a must for anyone interested in controlling their blood pressure.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.