High blood pressure is a serious problem. According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million American adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure but less than half have their condition well managed.
A primary goal of 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure is to inform you about how high blood pressure develops, what puts you at risk, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated. You’ll also learn how to reduce your risk of the many conditions associated with high blood pressure, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke and dementia. You’ll read about the proper use of medications, home monitoring and regular follow-up care. You’ll also find the latest on issues of concern to women, children and special at- risk populations.
All of this will help you manage your high blood pressure as you work with your doctor to make informed decisions regarding your health care.
2015 • 256 pages • Mayo Clinic Press