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Comprehensive in scope, fully illustrated, and completely revised since it was first published in 1999, the Complete Home Medical Guide is arranged in five main sections that encompass every aspect of health and medicine

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Overview

Comprehensive in scope, fully illustrated, and completely revised since it was first published in 1999, the Complete Home Medical Guide is arranged in five main sections that encompass every aspect of health and medicine

"...over 2,000 color images, covers 700+ diseases and disorders, with user-friendly symptom charts to help readers decide when to call their doctor...innovative and authoritative, comprehensive but concise."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789444127
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Series: American College of Physicians Homecare Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1104
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 2.59 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 11
Taking Control of Your Health 15
Introduction 16
Inheritance, Age, and Health 20
Understanding inheritance 24
Health at different ages 27
Health care throughout life 38
Lifestyle and Health 46
Diet and health 48
Exercise and health 55
Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs 62
Sex and health 67
Psychological health 72
Safety and health 77
Assessing Your Symptoms 87
Introduction 88
General Charts 92
Not feeling well 92
Fatigue 94
Loss of weight 96
Overweight 98
Difficulty sleeping 100
Fever 102
Excessive sweating 104
Lumps and swellings 106
Feeling faint and passing out 108
Headache 110
Vertigo 112
Numbness and/or tingling 114
Twitching and tremor 116
Facial pain 118
Difficulty speaking 119
Forgetfulness and/or confusion 120
Feeling depressed 122
Anxiety 124
Itching 125
General skin problems 126
Rash with fever 128
Hair and scalp problems 130
Painful or irritated eye 132
Disturbed or impaired vision 134
Hearing loss 136
Earache 138
Sore throat 139
Hoarseness and/or voice loss 140
Coughing 142
Shortness of breath 144
Wheezing 146
Difficulty swallowing 147
Vomiting 148
Recurrent vomiting 150
Abdominal pain 152
Recurrent abdominal pain 154
Swollen abdomen 156
Anal and rectal problems 157
Diarrhea 158
Constipation 160
Chest pain 162
Palpitations 164
Poor bladder control 165
Frequent urination 166
Painful urination 168
Back pain 170
Neck pain or stiffness 172
Painful arm or hand 174
Painful leg 175
Painful joints 176
Swollen ankles 178
Men's Charts 180
Erectile dysfunction 180
Testes and scrotum problems 181
Problems with the penis 182
Women's Charts 184
Breast problems 184
Absent menstrual periods 186
Painful menstrual periods 188
Heavy menstrual periods 189
Abnormal vaginal bleeding 190
Lower abdominal pain in women 192
Abnormal vaginal discharge 194
Genital irritation in women 195
Painful intercourse in women 196
Children's charts 198
Vomiting in children 198
Diarrhea in children 200
Fever in children 202
Breathing problems in children 204
Coughing in children 206
Abdominal pain in children 208
Weight problems in children 210
Looking for Disease 211
Introduction 212
Visiting your doctor 216
Medical history and examination 218
Obtaining samples for testing 221
Testing samples 224
Tests on blood structure and function 226
Chemical tests 229
Tests for microorganisms 234
Cell and tissue tests 236
Genetic tests 238
Visualizing internal organs 242
Imaging techniques 244
Viewing techniques 254
Your body and disease 257
Introduction 258
Genes and inheritance 262
Genetic disorders 268
Cancer 272
Living with cancer 276
Infections and infestations 282
Viral infections 286
Bacterial infections 298
Protozoal and fungal infections 305
Worm infestations 310
Serious injuries and environmental disorders 314
Serious injuries 316
Poisoning and environmental disorders 321
Skin, hair, and nails 328
Generalized skin conditions 332
Localized skin conditions 340
Skin infections and infestations 351
Minor skin injuries 356
Hair and nail disorders 358
Musculoskeletal system 362
Bone disorders 368
Joint and ligament disorders 374
Muscle and tendon disorders 388
Musculoskeletal injuries 391
Cardiovascular system 396
Major cardiovascular disorders 402
Heart rate and rhythm disorders 415
Heart valve and heart muscle disorders 421
Peripheral vascular disorders 430
Blood and the lymphatic and immune systems 440
Blood disorders 446
Disorders of the lymphatic system 458
Immune disorders 460
Allergies 466
Respiratory system 470
Nose and throat disorders 474
Lung disorders 482
Nervous system and mental function 508
General nervous system disorders 516
Disorders of the brain and spinal cord 521
Peripheral nervous system disorders 543
Mental health disorders 551
Eyes and Vision 566
Eye disorders 570
Eyelid and tear system disorders 583
Vision disorders 586
Ears, Hearing, and Balance 592
Outer- and middle-ear disorders 596
Hearing and inner-ear disorders 599
Teeth and gums 606
Disorders of the teeth 608
Gum disorders 617
Digestive system 620
General digestive and nutritional problems 626
Disorders of the mouth, tongue, and esophagus 632
Disorders of the stomach and duodenum 639
Disorders of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas 643
Disorders of the intestines, rectum, and anus 655
Hormones and metabolism 670
Pituitary gland disorders 676
Thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders 679
Adrenal gland disorders 684
Metabolic disorders 687
Urinary system 694
Kidney disorders 698
Disorders of the bladder and urethra 709
Male Reproductive system 716
Disorders of the testes, scrotum, and penis 718
Prostate disorders 724
Male hormonal disorders 728
Female reproductive system 730
Menstrual, menopausal, and hormonal problems 734
Disorders of the female reproductive organs 741
Breast disorders 754
Sex and reproduction 762
Sexually transmitted diseases 764
Sexual problems 769
Infertility 774
Pregnancy and Childbirth 778
Problems in pregnancy 784
Problems in labor 800
Problems after childbirth 806
Infancy and Childhood 810
Problems in babies 816
Chromosome and gene disorders 821
Skin and hair disorders 828
Musculoskeletal disorders 832
Disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems 836
Disorders of the nervous system 844
Developmental and psychological disorders 851
Eye and ear disorders 856
Disorders of the digestive system 862
Endocrine and metabolic disorders 866
Disorders of the reproductive and urinary systems 870
Treating disease 873
Introduction 874
Drug treatment 878
Understanding drugs 880
Drugs for infections and infestations 883
Drugs acting on the skin 890
Drugs for musculoskeletal disorders 894
Drugs for cardiovascular disorders 897
Drugs for blood and immune system disorders and cancer 903
Drugs for respiratory disorders 909
Drugs acting on the brain and nervous system 912
Drugs for eye and ear disorders 919
Drugs for digestive disorders 922
Vitamin and mineral supplements 927
Drugs acting on the endocrine system and metabolism 930
Drugs acting on the reproductive and urinary systems 936
Surgery 940
Having an operation 942
Types of surgery 947
Care and therapies 954
Patterns of care 956
Rehabilitation therapies 961
Death and dying 964
Psychological therapies 968
Complementary therapies 972
First aid 976
First aid procedures 978
Dressings and bandages 996
Drug glossary, useful online sites and addresses, and index 999
Drug glossary 1000
Useful online sites and addresses 1026
Index 1038
Acknowledgments 1103
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2003

    Excellent Resource!

    This medical reference is a must have in any household. The diagnositic charts are extremely helpful and the detail is in true DK level. Especially with aging parents that are experiencing health issues this reference has been a godsend. I have been able to find, read and understand, and relate to other family members, every term and diagnosis that the doctors have discussed. The 'Human Body' CD is, in my 10 year old son's terms, 'awesome'! (This is the only review I have written -- that's how stongly I feel about this book.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2001

    Outstanding Medical Guide

    You can truly understand the information provided. The medical topics are extensive and useful. I never thought I would use this book as frequently as I have. It is a book that I would consider giving as a family gift as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    worthwile but not an encyclopaedia

    There are many practically very informative items, but I would have liked to be able to find answers to specific questions like what growth hormone deficiency is, but perhaps that does not belong in this tome. The CD-Rom is very nice.

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