Netdoctor books explain the condition to inform the patient, describe the symptoms, examine the causes and analyse the various treatments from self-help to medical intervention. All advice and information is based on scientific evidence and risks and controversies are exposed. The book aims to give the patient more control and equip him or her to enter into more informed dialogue with doctors and carers. High Blood Pressure looks at what the condition is, how to measure it and how the body controls it. It also covers the causes of high blood pressure, cardiovascular risk and how to manage hypertension.
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