Body Signals: Midlife Health Symptoms and What They Mean

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A guide for readers aged forty and older discusses age-related health problems, explaining how each part of the body is physiologically affected by aging and offering advice on when to seek treatment

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In a refreshingly unique book that targets the special health needs and concerns of middle-aged readers (40 and over), Lowell, an internist and geriatrician, presents a "head-to-toe" encyclopedic guide to understanding and interpreting body signals. Each chapter begins with a "Body Signal Alert" listing possible aging symptoms and resultant medical conditions for the body system under discussion. Each system is described in an easy-to-understand manner, complete with an explanation of possible problems and treatments. Hints and tips for caring for body systems are provided, with the author posing various questions to help patients decide what circumstances warrant a call to the doctor or trip to the emergency room. The health problems of those 75 years and older get special mention; specific, age-related conditions such as diabetes, thyroid, depression, and elevated cholesterol are succinctly presented. Recommended routine exams, procedures, and preventive measures are also illustrated. This book offers a wealth of information at a reasonable price, with appeal to the baby boom generation and beyond.?Linda Malone, DePaul Medical Ctr., Norfolk, Va.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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