Like a time bomb ticking away, hypertensionbuilds quietly, gradually, placing unbearable strain onthe body until it explodes--in heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, arterial disease, even death.But the disease does t have to progress thatway. Here, in the third volume of the highlyacclaimed Preventive Medicine Program, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, one of the nations foremostexperts in the field of preventive medicine, presents a medically sound, reassuringly simple programthat help you lower you blood pressure--and keepit down, often without drugs. OvercomingHypertension givesyou: --The latest facts on how cholesterol, cigarettesmoking, obesity, and stress affect coronary risklevels. --Your high blood pressurerisk profile, with newly devised charts for menand women. --A complete fitnessprogram that lets you choose the sport that works foryou. Plus a unique illustrated guide toaqua-aerobics. --Tips on talking to yourdoctor that will help you become an activeparticipant in your own recovery. --Aguide to anti-hypertensive drugs--the most up-to-datelist of medications, their recommended dailydoses, and ways to minimize sideeffects. --Three distinct dietary programs, complete withmenus, recipes, nutritional charts, healthy cookingtips, and much more. --Takecharge of your health and well-being withOvercomingHypertension. From the Paperback edition.