High blood pressure is a major factor in causing heart disease and heart failure, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and renal failure. Take the Pressure Off Your Heart: 8 Weeks to Lower Blood Pressure Without Prescription Drugs is a comprehensive guide to high blood pressure. Internationally respected author Robert E. Kowalski provides all the vital information required to recognise the risks of high blood pressure and lays out lifestyle choices, exercise programmes and tempting, heart-friendly recipes to help control it. There are special considerations for men, women, children and diabetics as well as the truth on salt and sodium intakes. By the time you finish reading this book you will have a very good idea of what blood pressure and hypertension are and learn what the ideal blood pressure is and how to achieve it.