Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-804-1
# of Pages: 400
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $165
e-ISBN: 978-1-63700-805-8
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Principles of Health: Hypertension

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August 2024

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of one’s arteries, which carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. This typically fluctuates throughout the day, depending on activities. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when blood pressure is consistently measured above normal, and can lead to other health problems such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. One in four men and one in five women have hypertension, and it is a major cause of premature death worldwide.

This volume explores the causes, effects, and treatments of hypertension, including the latest developments, techniques, and technologies in preventing and treating the condition.

Readers will be introduced to such topics as ACE Inhibitors, Beta-blockers, DASH Diet, Diastolic Blood Pressure, Diuretics, Echocardiogram, Exercise Stress Test, Heart Attack, Hypertension Prevention Methods, Stroke, and Systolic Blood Pressure.

Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in learning more about the important areas of occupational and physical therapy. Each essay includes multiple subheads including an opening Summary and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index.

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