Book 3 in a comprehensive health series by this popular media doctor.
This book is a one stop shop for all things cardiac. Starting with a lucid explanation of the anatomy of the cardiovascular system, it covers everything from high blood pressure and raised cholesterol to angina and heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms, disease of the valves of the heart, and diseases of the peripheral blood vessels. Who is at risk, and what you can do to reduce your risks, are also covered along with advice on lifestyle factors and realistic tips on how to help yourself. Dr Dawn also examines medical tests and examinations, when they may be necessary, and exactly what they re looking for.
Dr Dawn Harper works as a GP in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Since 2007 she has been one of the presenters on the BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 and presented Born Naughty?. She has also appeared regularly on ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and was on the celebrity series of The Island with Bear Grylls. She is a regular on LBC, Talk Radio and Woman's Hour and works closely with Public Health England on a wide variety of health campaigns and with Jamie Oliver on the SugarSmart campaign.