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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Diseases / Heart
  • Language:English
  • Pages:141
  • eBook ISBN:9780983337294

Optimal Life: Essentials of Hypertension

by Christine Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Overview
Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the silent killer. If your blood pressure isn’t well controlled, you run the risk of serious, life-threatening complications. Do you know everything you need to do to control your hypertension? The Essentials of Hypertension gives you the tools and guidance you need to be able to say “yes” to this important question. Filled with action steps that will help you work with your doctor more effectively, this book lays out how and why high blood pressure occurs, how to monitor your condition, and gives you tips on the lifestyle changes you can make that will help you get in control, along with an overview of the medications available. You can ignore your hypertension with perhaps serious consequences, or you can get in control now!
Description
Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the silent killer. If your blood pressure isn’t well controlled, you run the risk of serious, life-threatening complications. Do you know everything you need to do to control your hypertension? The Essentials of Hypertension gives you the tools and guidance you need to be able to say “yes” to this important question. Filled with action steps that will help you work with your doctor more effectively, this book lays out how and why high blood pressure occurs, how to monitor your condition, and gives you tips on the lifestyle changes you can make that will help you get in control, along with an overview of the medications available. You can ignore your hypertension with perhaps serious consequences, or you can get in control now!
About the author
Christine Lee received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in Stockton, California, and was granted a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is licensed by both the California and Nevada State Boards of Pharmacy. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and a licensed clinical laboratory scientist. Dr. Lee founded Optimal Life as the natural outgrowth of her association with American Health Care, which she co-founded in 1986. American Health Care specializes in delivering patient-centric pharmacy benefit, population health, and therapy management programs that emphasize clinical excellence. She also developed proprietary soft-ware for virtual medical records that is used by hospitals across the country. She is the preceptor for the company’s pharmacy residency program and co-founded the United American Pharmacy Network. Dr. Lee is affiliated with the American College of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. When not at work, Christine enjoys the company of her family, maintains her black belt in Taekwondo and loves to run. She is an avid supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has served on the boards of several consulting companies, as well as human rights advocacy groups for the mentally disabled.
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