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 "e;yes"e; 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!