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The Blood Pressure Cure: 8 Weeks to Lower Blood Pressure without Prescription Drugs
With the most up-to-date information on herbs, supplements, diet, physical activity, and more, this commonsense, easy-to-follow program can help you lower your blood pressure so that you can decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke--and increase your chances of living a long and healthy life.

Hypertension: The Clinical Management of Primary Hypertension in Adults. Update of Clinical Guidelines 18 and 34
Comprehensive guidelines from the National Clinical Guidelince Center (UK).

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2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report from the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). James PA, Oparil S, Carter BL, Cushman WC, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Handler J, Lackland DT, LeFevre ML, MacKenzie TD, Ogedegbe O, Smith SC, Svetkey LP, Taler SJ, Townsend RR, Wright JT, Narva AS, Ortiz E. JAMA. 2014 Feb 5; 311(5):507-20

An Effective Approach to High Blood Pressure Control: A Science Advisory from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Go AS, Bauman MA, Coleman King SM, Fonarow GC, Lawrence W, Williams KA, Sanchez E; American Heart Association; American College of Cardiology; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hypertension. 2014 Apr;63(4):878-85.

Beyond Salt: Lifestyle Modifications and Blood Pressure. Frisoli TM, Schmieder RE, Grodzicki T, Messerli FH. Eur Heart J. 2011 Dec;32(24):3081-7.

Lifestyle Interventions for Hypertension and Dyslipidemia among Women of Reproductive Age. Robbins CL, Dietz PM, Bombard J, Tregear M, Schmidt SM, Tregear SJ. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Nov;8(6):A123.

Postmenopausal hypertension. Yanes LL, Reckelhoff JF. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Jul;24(7):740-9. doi: 10.1038/ajh.2011.71. Epub 2011 Apr 21.

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Choosing Medicines for High Blood Pressure: A Review of the Research on ACEIs, ARBs, and DRIs (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

High Blood Pressure (American Heart Association)

High Blood Pressure (Merck Manual Home Edition)

High Blood Pressure (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

High Blood Pressure, Diet and Weight (UpToDate)


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The blood pressure book : how to get it down and keep it down
Now in its third edition, this basic work explains the latest data on the effects of medication, diet, and exercise on blood pressure. It defines the essential terminology (such as diastolic and systolic), emphasizes stress reduction techniques, and offers science-based insight into the causes and control of this widespread condition.

Healthy Eating for Lower Blood Pressure
Eating healthy, cutting down on salt and alcohol, and being more active will make you feel much better. This book is packed with expert advice and restaurant-class recipes to show you how.

100 Q & A about High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from high blood pressure, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions.

Women are Not Small Men: Life-saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women
A guide to preventing and treating heart disease in women that provides information on how a woman's heart differs from a man's, the effects of menopause on the heart, how to avoid common risk factors, and other related topics.

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