Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure (Harvard Medical School Guides)

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9780071448017: Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure (Harvard Medical School Guides)

An innovative approach to lowering blood pressure that builds on the national bestseller The Relaxation Response

For the 100 million people worldwide dealing with high blood pressure, bestselling author Dr. Herbert Benson and cardiac wellness expert Aggie Casey have created a proven plan for lowering blood pressure. Based on the groundbreaking work done at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, the authors' program goes beyond advice about nutrition and exercise to incorporate a proven stress-management program--including the relaxation response.

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From the experts at Harvard Medical School--an effective program for controlling your hypertension

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure explains in user-friendly terms what high blood pressure is, what causes it, and why it's so important to keep it at a safe level. Coauthors Dr. Herbert Benson, author of the international bestseller The Relaxation Response and founder of the prestigious Mind/Body Medical Institute, and Aggie Casey, one of the country's most experienced mind/body clinicians, emphasize lifestyle approaches to controlling blood pressure.

Most important, you're given a complete lifestyle program for managing your blood pressure. Developed at the renowned Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston, the program has helped thousands of people not only manage hypertension but reduce stress, improve overall health and fitness, and get more enjoyment out of life.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure gives you:

  • Easy-to-follow diet and nutrition guidelines
  • Directives for heart-healthy exercise
  • Proven relaxation techniques for managing stress and improving cardiovascular health
  • Expert advice on how to talk to your doctor about your blood pressure
  • The low-down on blood pressure­lowering drugs and their side effects
  • Tips on how to create a personalized program that's just right for you

About Harvard Medical School Health Guides

Harvard Medical School guides give you the knowledge you need to understand and take control of your health. In every book, a world-renowned expert from Harvard Medical School provides you with the latest information on diagnosis, traditional and alternative treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes that can make a powerful difference in your health.

About the Author:

Aggie Casey, R.N., M.S., is an associate in medicine at Harvard Medical School, the director and clinical nurse specialist for the Cardiac Wellness Program at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, and coauthor of Mind Your Heart.

Herbert Benson, M.D., is the founder and president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and author of The Relaxation Response, as well as many other books and more than 170 scientific publications.

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