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High Blood Pressure: Answers at your Fingertips

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    ISBN: 9781859590904

Professor Tom Fahey, Professor Deirdre Murphy, Dr Julian Tudor Hart

High blood pressure is the most common continuing medical condition seen by family doctors. Yet whilst lots of people have it, very few understand what is going on and why it is important  to lower your blood pressure to a normal level and maintain it there.

The more you understand about your blood pressure, the better you can control it. In this practical guide, the expert medical authors use their experience to answer all your questions, giving you the information you need to bring your blood pressure down - and keep it down. Clear explanations of the causes and symptoms of high blood pressure and helpful advice will enable you to take positive steps towards managing your BP.

Sample questions:

Table of Contents:

Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Blood pressure and high blood pressure
Part 3 Symptoms, causes and diagnosis
Part 4 Measuring blood pressure
Part 5 Non-pharmacological treatment
Part 6 Treatment with drugs
Part 7 High blood pressure with other problems
Part 8 Pregnancy, contraception and the menopause
Part 9 Living with high blood pressure
Part 10 Monitoring and follow-up
Part 11 Research and the future

“An excellent book. A comprehensive question and answer format which will solve any query.”
Saga Magazine

“A must for the bookshelf of all those interested in, or suffering from, high blood pressure.”
H Rees, Killay

About the Authors:
Professor Tom Fahey MSc, MD, MFPHM, MRCGP is a General Practitioner at Taybank Medical Practice in Dundee, and Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee.

Professor Deirdre Murphy MD, MRCOG is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Dundee, Scotland. She is a member of the Advisory board of APEC (Action on Pre-eclampsia).

Julian Tudor Hart MB, Bchir, DCH, FRCP, FRCGP has over 30 years experience as a General Practitioner and expert on high blood pressure. He is Honorary Research Fellow at the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of Glamorgan.

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