Overcoming Hypertension (Paperback)
Like a time bomb ticking away, hypertension builds quietly, gradually, placing unbearable strain on the body until it explodes--in heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, arterial disease, even death. But the disease does not have to progress that way. Here, in the third volume of the highly acclaimed "Preventive Medicine Program," Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, one of the nations foremost experts in the field of preventive medicine, presents a medically sound, reassuringly simple program that help you lower you blood pressure--and keep it down, often without drugs. "Overcoming Hypertension" gives you:
--The latest facts on how cholesterol, cigarette smoking, obesity, and stress affect coronary risk levels.
--Your high blood pressure risk profile, with newly devised charts for men and women.
--A complete fitness program that lets you choose the sport that works for you. Plus a unique illustrated guide to aqua-aerobics.
--Tips on talking to your doctor that will help you become an active participant in your own recovery.
--A guide to anti-hypertensive drugs--the most up-to-date list of medications, their recommended daily doses, and ways to minimize side effects.
--Three distinct dietary programs, complete with menus, recipes, nutritional charts, healthy cooking tips, and much more.
--Take charge of your health and well-being with "Overcoming Hypertension."
"From the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., MPH, is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on preventive medicine and as the man who started a worldwide fitness revolution with his international bestseller "Aerobics," Now in his seventies, Dr. Ken Cooper is a testament to the benefits of lifelong fitness, remaining an avid skier and competitive race-walker. In addition to his work at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic and Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, he is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and spokesperson for the "no trans fat" movement. The Coopers' research arm, the Cooper Institute, continues its work investigating how preventive medicine can help us lead longer, healthier lives. Tyler C. Cooper, M.D., MPH, is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a preventive medicine specialist, an athlete, and the founder of Cooper Ventures, which strives to help people incorporate healthy living into every aspect of their lives. Doctors Ken and Tyler Cooper both live in Dallas. William Proctor has worked on twelve books with Dr. Ken Cooper, including the "New York Times" bestseller "Controlling Cholesterol" and "Controlling Cholesterol the Natural Way,"
"Every hypertensive person would benefit from having this book to refer to understanding their problem and learning how to effectively deal with it. Physicians would do well to recommend to their hypertensive patients to facilitate their medical management."--William B. Kannel, M.D., M.PH., professor of medicine and public health, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine.
From the Paperback edition.