When people are diagnosed with hypertension, and are prescribed anti-hypertensive medications, they don't need to be dismayed about the illness. High blood pressure is not unique. People with this condition can live a fairly normal life. It is a chronic and common disease and it affects people of different ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic statues worldwide.
This book is a concise must read book for everyone. This illustrated up-to date book provides a broad overview of hypertension disease. It covers the different cultures that are affected, increase prevalence, as well as the challenge to treat, control and manage it in specific population. Its risk factors such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease are described, also pharmalogical and non- pharmalogical management people can implement in their daily lives to prevent complications and effectively control and manage hypertension.
Screening for high blood pressure is stressed, so people are diagnose and treat early. Additionally, people with pre-hypertension should follow preventive measures to decrease their risk of developing hypertension in the future.
Some recommended key lifestyle changes and measures individuals with hypertension can institute are: increase consumption of fruit and vegetable, decrease salt intake, increase physical activity and take prescribed medication.
Registered nurse Sandra A. Moulton is the Urgent Care Coordinator at Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre in Toronto, Canada and is a part-time Clinical Instructor at Humber College, University of New Brunswick School of Health Science. She lives in Scarborough, Ontario Canada.
Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is a freelance medical writer and laboratory consultant.