High Blood Pressure is a world wide condition of almost epidemic proportions, yet because there are no telltale symptoms, it is often treated casually.
This book will help you understand what blood pressure is all about — what is 'normal' and what 'high' and 'low' mean — and why careful attention is important for continued good health.
Untreated high blood pressure can not only cause heart and kidney problems but is also significant risk factor in future diseases. This book explains the rationale behind early treatment, and most important, how with minimal medication and changes in lifestyle, you can help yourself to good health and an active life.
Author: Dr. Krishan Gupta
Dr. Krishan Gupta is an international authority in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. His conviction that people should possess a working knowledge and an intelligent understanding of modern day diseases has been the motivating factor behind his authorship of numerous books, medical articles and book chapters. Although he is concerned with the recovery of health, he places equal importance on the prevention of disease. The question-answer style that he frequently adopts provides the reader with answer to doubts or questions often left unanswered by doctors.
A National and University Merit List Scholarship holder, Dr. Gupta completed his MBBS from Punjab University. He held prestigious appointments in the UK, including that of consultant physician in England. He is a currently a Professor of Medicine at the New York Medical College and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), American College of Physician, New York Academy of Medicine and the Gerontological Society of America. During his interactions and travels in India, UK, USA and to other parts of the world, Dr. Gupta has become well-versed with the specific needs and medical problems faced by different communities and societies.