Stress and hypertension: examining the relation between psychological stress and high blood pressure

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Does living a stress-filled life lead to elevated blood pressure? And if so, do strategies to better manage stress effectively lower blood pressure? In this authoritative and comprehensive book, Kevin T. Larkin examines more than a half-century of empirical evidence obtained to test the common assumption that stress is associated with the onset and maintenance of essential hypertension (high blood pressure).

While the research confirms that stress does play a role in the exacerbation of essential hypertension, numerous other factors must also be considered, among them obesity, exercise, and smoking, as well as demographic, constitutional, and psychological concerns. The author discusses the effectiveness of strategies developed to manage stress and thereby lower blood pressure and concludes with suggestions and directions for further study.

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table_of_contents Introduction: the case of Franklin -- Regulation of blood pressure -- Measurement of blood pressure -- Models of stress -- Stress and essential hypertension -- Acute stress responses : how do environmental stressors lead to essential hypertension? -- Individual differences and essential hypertension : constitutional and lifestyle factors -- Individual differences and essential hypertension : psychological and social factors -- Treatment and prevention of essential hypertension -- Conclusions and future directions.
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