Everything You Need to Know Before You Call the Doctor

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When should you get a second opinion? Are your symptoms serious? Should you call the doctor, go to the emergency room or just sleep it off? Everything You Need to Know Before You Call the Doctor answers these questions and more so you can make the right decisions to solve any medical problem quickly and efficiently.

The innovative organization allows readers to look up their medical conditions by symptom. If you have abdominal pains, the stomach section lists specific indicators, from pain in certain spots to indigestion to incessant stomach rumblings. It then suggests a course of action: seek help immediately, see Ulcers on page 632 or drink some milk and should the pain persist, call your doctor. The book also offers a dictionary of diseases and disorders. Each section presents a detailed explanation of what the condition is, its causes, common treatments and medications prescribed over-the-counter so readers know what to expect if they seek a physician's help.

The preventive medicine chapter and the helpful advice throughout the book provide modern methods to help avoid illness and keep your body fit and healthy. This practical home guide covers every significant medical topic including pregnancy, birth, child rearing, aging, nursing, minor illnesses, serious diseases, both over the counter and prescribed medicine and much, much more.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Call the Doctor

A STRAIGHTFORWARD AND SENSIBLE HOME MEDICAL REFERENCE FOR MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN AND SENIORS

EVERYTHING YOU NEDD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CAL THE DOCTOR is an authoritative, easy-to-use home medical reference designed to help anyone make wise medical decisions. When should you get a second opinion? Are your symptoms serious? Should you call the doctor, or go to the emergency room or just sleep it off? An international team of physicians from all fields of medicine provide facts and advice to answer these questions and many more.

For many of us, our bodies remain a mystery, which is part of what makes being ill so upsetting. And with doctors sometimes able to spare only a few minutes per patient, clear answers are not always easy to come by. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CALL THE DOCTOR helps eliminate the uncertainty that comes with being sick, and is organized in an easy-to-use, color-coded format that lets you analyze symptoms, identify possible causes and know the right questions to ask a doctor.

The first section, Signs and Symptoms contains an alphabetized list of symptoms that allows readers to find information about their ailment and isolate possible causes. The Complaints section is organized into subjects like "Pregnancy and Childbirth." "Blood and Circulation." And "Eyes," and provides detailed information about particular diseases, injuries and conditions. Examination and Treatment discusses the various tests and procedures that are often prescribed for specific ailments, and Self-Help includes tips on topics like First Aid, nutrition and ways to maintain an healthy lifestyle.

Of course, prevention is the best medicine and EVEYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CALL THE DOCTOR provides extensive information to help avoid having to make the call in the first place. Recognizing that health is central to our quality of life, the text addresses day-to-day concern like diet and exercise, mental and sexual well-being, and child-rearing and aging, as well as thorough discussion of alternative therapies and wellness practices.

The simple, easy-to-follow language and organization are designed to assuage the fear and confusion we experience when something goes wrong with our health, and to illuminate the ways our bodies work. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CALL THE DOCTOR is an important resource before, after and in-between visits to a health care provider, and an invaluable tool for making informed decisions about problems that can be handled at home. It's an in-depth and accessible guide to your body's functioning - both in sickness, and in health.

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An exhaustive medical reference assembled by an international team of doctors and medical journalists, offering a balanced and accessible approach to understanding your body and your health

Identify your ailment in Signs and Symptoms

Learn more about injuries and illnesses in Complaints

Research commonly prescribed tests and procedures in Examination and Treatment

Use the information in Self-Help to practice prevention and lead a more healthful life

Topics Include

Respiratory System Circulatory System Digestive System Bones, Muscles and Joints Mental Health Sexuality and sexual functioning Women's and men's needs Childhood diseases Ailments affecting older adults And Much More

Interpret your symptoms, discover their causes and decide what to do next

Become an informed patient and ask the right questions

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