High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition characterized by elevated pressure against the artery walls, which can lead to serious health problems. Often, high blood pressure shows no symptoms, meaning individuals can live with the condition for years without realizing it. If left untreated, high blood pressure can result in severe health issues, including heart disease, kidney problems, and strokes. This patient education book provides a comprehensive overview of high blood pressure, covering various aspects in a clear and accessible manner. The content includes an introduction to high blood pressure, an explanation of its mechanisms, the different types, risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis, stages, and complications associated with the condition. It also discusses the management and treatment options, which range from lifestyle modifications to medications, and details the side effects of these medications. Additionally, the book outlines preventive measures to control or avoid developing high blood pressure. Designed primarily for patients, their families, and caregivers, this guide also serves as a valuable resource for researchers, especially those at the beginning of their careers, who are interested in this field. The information is presented in simple terms to ensure it is understandable for all readers, making it an essential tool for anyone looking to increase their knowledge about high blood pressure and its management.

High Blood Pressure: Patient Education
ISBN: 978-0-6458663-4-6; Exon Publications, Brisbane, Australia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36255/high-blood-pressure

Published: 2024-04-24