High Blood Pressure For Dummies®, Pocket Edition by Laura L. Smith

By Laura L. Smith

Practical suggestions to get your blood strain below control

High blood strain may cause loads of illnesses. this useful pocket advisor explains how easy way of life alterations will help decrease your blood strain, and it brings you modern on blood strain medicinal drugs. Written through a working towards health practitioner with a long time of expertise, you will get useful details you could placed to exploit at once. it truly is simply what you want to decrease your blood strain and suppose great!

Open the ebook and find:

  • Why hypertension is undesirable for you

  • Ways to degree your blood strain properly

  • Guidance on utilizing blood strain medications

  • Tips for reducing on salt and quitting smoking

  • The fundamentals of beginning an workout program

    Show description

Read or Download High Blood Pressure For Dummies®, Pocket Edition PDF

Similar nonfiction_9 books

Glass-Ceramic Technology, Second Edition

Glass-ceramic fabrics proportion many homes with either glass and extra conventional crystalline ceramics. This re-creation examines a few of the kinds of glass-ceramic fabrics, the tools in their improvement, and their numerous purposes. With increased sections on biomaterials and hugely bioactive items (i.

The Protein Protocols Handbook

A striking treasury of one hundred forty four cutting-edge and hugely winning analytical concepts for learning proteins and peptides. John Walker has integrated many up-to-date and enhanced equipment from his best-selling uncomplicated Protein and Peptide Protocols in addition to including approximately a hundred new ones. every one tried-and-tested protocol comprises specified, step by step directions, time-saving troubleshooting assistance, substitute approaches, informative motives, and finished lists of reagents and suppliers-aids no longer often present in normal magazine recipes.

Atherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and Protocols

Atherosclerosis-a significant killer of individuals in Western societies-is now not but thoroughly understood. In Atherosclerosis: equipment and Protocols, Angela Drew and a panel of specialists have assembled a accomplished number of conventional and state of the art strategies for investigating this sickness and its attainable remedies.

Extra resources for High Blood Pressure For Dummies®, Pocket Edition

Sample text

The diaphragm and the other muscles of respiration have a much harder time pushing air out and pulling it in. They become fatigued, and this is felt as shortness of breath. As the lungs fill with fluid, the patient is unable to lie down flat without raising his head. When flat, more blood pools in the lungs making breathing even more difficult. The patient may need to sleep on several pillows and should his head fall off the pillows, he may have a coughing spell. This symptom is orthopnea, and improves when the patient sits up or raises his head.

The upside of secondary high blood pressure is that after the disease that’s causing it is identified and treated, you’re like new most of the time. The high blood pressure and the other signs and symptoms of the disease disappear. Your whole life will improve. Nipping Secondary High Blood Pressure in the Bud Several clues that should prompt an investigation for secondary high blood pressure include Damage to the eyes, kidneys, or heart Family history of kidney disease Flushing spells when your skin turns red and hot Increased body pigmentation and pigmented stretch marks Intolerance to heat Loud humming sound in the abdomen (called a bruit) Low potassium level in the blood Poor response to usually effective treatment for high blood pressure Rapid pulse The onset of high blood pressure before age 20 or past age 50 Unusually high level of high blood pressure (above 180/120 mm Hg) If you notice any of the clues in the preceding list, talk to your doctor.

When the blood pressure rises, the heart must work harder to push the blood through. It was not meant to have to struggle so hard and eventually it may fail, a condition where the heart muscles are just too tired and weak to work properly. Blocking Blood Flow to the Heart Muscle Just like any other organ of the body, your heart muscle must receive oxygen, glucose (blood sugar), and other nutrients in order to work. These nutrients are the food of the heart muscles. When the bloodstream that carries these nutrients is partially obstructed (called arteriosclerosis) so that the heart muscle is partially starving, the heart muscle can cause pain.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.02 of 5 – based on 31 votes