High blood pressure (“hypertension”) treatment is a miracle of modern medical therapeutics. Although hypertension afflicts more than 1 of ev ery 10 adults, the complications of this disorder are completely preve ntable. Sadly, though, some people with high blood pressure don’t know it. Others who think they may have it do not. Many who have it are no t successful in controlling it because the optimal treatment has not b een prescribed or they do not follow the treatment. And some people ex perience needless adverse effects from therapy. This book answers key questions about the nature and management of high blood pressure, and how those who have the condition can benefit most from treatment with out suffering undue adverse effects.