Mid-Life Body Signals

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America's health-care system is going through tremendous changes, changes which demand greater knowledge on the part of the patient than ever before. Under managed health care, a patient may be faced with a "gatekeeper," a doctor who assesses their medical situation in a brief meeting and prescribes treatment or makes referrals. With Mid-Life Body Signals, readers will be able to obtain the knowledge they need in order to get the best care in this new health-care environment.

In a highly accessible format that systematically covers every part of the body, Dr. Bruce K. Lowell tells readers when they can relax about their symptoms, when to be concerned and when to seek medical attention quickly. He covers combinations of symptoms and takes into account how aging affects different physiological systems. The book also contains appendices indicating which tests are most applicable for given symptoms.

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You wake up one morning and half your face is drooping, you can't close the eye on that side, and you're drooling out of that side of your mouth. It's probably Bell's palsy, a viral condition that will most likely go away on its own with no lasting effects. But on the other hand, if you have headaches in the morning that are triggered by sneezes or coughs, according to this book, you could have a brain tumor. For the person over 40, Mid-Life Body Signals is a handy a guide to health symptoms as there is, helping distinguish between the merely annoying and the potentially calamitous.

About the Author:

Bruce K. Lowell, is a board certified geriatrician who has appeared on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and Geraldo . He lives in Queens, NY.

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