Heart Disease, Living Well with (cont.)
All of the key strategies that I mention in the book should be required reading for anyone who has had to undergo bypass surgery. I have known many patients who were the healthiest they ever were in their lives after their surgery and once they recognized what they needed to do to stay healthy.
For high blood pressure there are strategies that do not require medications. Even if your blood pressure is very high, these strategies can help make it so you require less medication to control it. Elevated blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke. You should not have to be in a position where you need to ignore the blood pressure in order to treat another condition.
You should work with your doctor to make sure both conditions are adequately addressed.
For people who wish to live a long and healthy life, even after a diagnosis of heart disease, there are clear strategies that will help them. This book is an attempt to put the information in their hands that they need to pursue these strategies.
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