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Controlling High Blood Pressure through Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Lifestyle, and Drugs helps prevent and treat high blood pressure and hypertension, the most common primary diagnosis in the United States and a leading cause of heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke.
Written by two leading experts in nutrition and hypertension, it takes an integrative and evidence-based approach based on scientific research and clinical studies. It explains what causes high blood pressure and includes easy-to-follow solutions for patients that help to treat and prevent it. These include:
The ideal drugs to reduce blood pressure with fewest side effects and optimal efficacy
A nutrition program to reduce weight and lower the risk of a cardiovascular problem
A comprehensive review of nutritional supplements to improve blood pressure control and reduce cardiovascular disease
A review of lifestyle changes to improve blood pressure such as a detailed exercise program.
This book is for doctors, nutritionists, naturopaths, pharmacists and other health practitioners as well as anyone with a family history of hypertension or overt blood pressure issues that would like to make better and healthier lifestyle choices.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Prevention of High Blood Pressure. Do Not Let This Happen to You. Actual Patient Cases of High Blood Pressure from the Hypertension Institute
Chapter 2 - The Hypertension Institute Program to Lower Your Blood Pressure: Summary
Chapter 3 - What is Hypertension and How is it Measured?
Chapter 4 - The Arteries, the Endothelium, Endothelial Dysfunction, Nitric Oxide, and Hypertension
Chapter 5 - The Three Finite Vascular Responses That Cause Hypertension: Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Vascular Immune Dysfunction
Chapter 6 - The Balance of Hypertension: Injury and Repair
Chapter 7 - The Hypertension Syndrome: The Hypertension Partners and Special Forms of Hypertension: White Coat Hypertension and Masked Hypertension and Gender Differences in Hypertension
Chapter 8 - How Does Excess Blood Pressure Harm Us?: Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension
Chapter 9 - Clinical Symptoms, Signs, Blood Tests, and Noninvasive Vascular Testing for Hypertension and Cardiovascular
Chapter 10 - Genes, Gene Expression, Environment, and Hypertension: What You Can Expect When Your Blood Pressure Is Reduced
Chapter 11 - Genetics, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 12 - Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension and the Hypertension Institute Program and Approach
Chapter 13 - Beyond the Dash I and Dash II Diets
Chapter 14 - Putting Nutrition to Work to Lower Your Blood Pressure: The Practical Steps and Solutions
Chapter 15 - Treatment of Hypertension with Nutraceutical (Nutritional) Supplements
Chapter 16 - Life Style Changes and Blood Pressure: Non-pharmacologic (Drug) Treatment of High Blood Pressure
Chapter 17 - Pharmacologic (Drug) Treatment for Hypertension
Chapter 18 - Workbook: What is Your Risk for Hypertension?
Chapter 19 - Grand Summary and Conclusions