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Item Code: IDH030
Author: Dr. G.D. Thapar, M.D.
Language: English
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 8122306349
Pages: 128 (Illustrated with Figure B & W Figure )
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.4" X 5.4"
Weight 160 gm
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Book Description
About the Book

Hypertension has been termed a silent Killer', because it produces few symptoms but continues doing its damage. Symptoms arise from its complication, most of which ar serious conditions like heart attacks and strokes.

Consequently, everybody needs to possess some basic, relevant and accurate information and fact about this killer disease to prevent it in the first instance and control it, if necessary.

The book helps you in identifying the causes and development of adverse effects of Hypertension. It also goes information o9n major Hypertension-related diseases and gives physiological and other measures for controlling hypertension and preventing its complications. Many of the queries arising in the minds of the readers are answered in the book.

About the Author

Dr. G.D. Thapar, M.D. is an internationally renowned cardiologist, clinician, writer and Medical Administrator- Now based in Ambala Cantt. A former chief of the Medical unit at Willingdon (now Ram Manohar Lohia) Hospital, New Delhi and Cardiologist at IANS Hospital, University of Tripoli, Dr. Thapar is also the Author of many medical books including two best-sellers-Handbook of Bedside Medical Diagnosis and Coronary Spasmolysis for Acute Heart Attacks, which won the Best Research Work Award of I.M.A.

New editions of his other Popular books are:
● All you need to know about Heart Attack
● Life After Fifty
● How to Lead Healthy Life Despite Diabetes
● Dr. Thapar's Guide to family Health.


1Introduction 13
2The Scenario15
3Some Basic Facts18
4How to Measure Blood Pressure22
5Normal and Abnormal Blood Pressure25
6Causes of High Blood Pressure29
7The Hypertension Syndrome30
8Development of Hypertension32
9Development of Adverse Effects 35
10Hypertension-related Diseases38
(i) Angina and Heart Attacks38
(ii) Cardiac Asthma 44
(iii) Brain Thrombosis44
(iv) Brain Haemorrhage 46
(v) Intermittent Claudication 47
Complications of Accelerated (Malignant) Hypertension48
(vi) Diabetes49
11 Laboratory Investigations51
12Goals and Principles of Treatment55
13Physiological Measures for Control of Hypertension 57
(i) Work57
(ii) Stress and Tension59
(iii) Rest and Holiday 62
(iv) Obesity 64
(v) Exercise and Physical Activity69
(vi) Sexual Activity 71
(vii) Non-alcoholic Beverages73
(viii) Alcoholic Drinks75
(ix) Smoking77
(x) Food for the Hyertensive 78
14drug Used in the Treatment of Hypertension83
15Potential Problems of Medication87
16Hypertension n the Elderly89
17Hypertension in Pregnancy91
18Hypertensive Families93
19Hypertension in Children95
20When You Need to Consult Your Doctor98
21Lifestyle for the Hypertensive101
22Prevention of Hypertension106
23Some Questions and Their Answers108
(i) Hints on Food116
(ii) sources of Minerals in Food 120
(iii) Desirable Body Weights122
(iv) Glossary 123
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