Managing Hypertension

Tools to Improve Health and Prevent Complications


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Imprint or Series:McFarland Health Topics

About the Book

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common chronic disease affecting people of different ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic statuses worldwide. Research links hypertension to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease—the leading cause of death worldwide. This book provides an up-to-date illustrated overview of research findings concerning hypertension, covering risk factors, increase in prevalence, cultures affected and challenges to treating and managing the disease in specific populations. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods for effectively managing hypertension are discussed.

About the Author(s)

Registered nurse Sandra A. Moulton is an urgent care coordinator at Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre in Toronto, Canada and has been a part-time clinical instructor at the University of New Brunswick Nursing School of Health Sciences. She lives in Scarborough, Ontario Canada.

Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is a freelance medical writer and laboratory consultant. For more information, visit her website at She lives in Sedalia, Colorado.

Bibliographic Details

Sandra A. Moulton

Series Editor Elaine A. Moore

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 244
Bibliographic Info: 10 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9421-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2247-7
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Health Topics

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
Introduction 3

Part I
1. Hypertension: An Overview 7
2. Hypertension Prevalence 23
3. Cardiovascular Disease 36
4. Vitamin D 64
5. Kidney Disease 73
6. Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 96

Part II
7. Nonpharmacological Management for Hypertension 116
8. Pharmacological Management for Hypertension 145
9. Hypertension Case Stories 171
10. Hypertension: Prevalence, Consequences and Lifestyle Modification Factors 177

Appendix 1. Sample ­Five-Day Meal Plan 205
Appendix 2. Test Your Knowledge of Hypertension 211
Bibliography 215
Index 229