Is This Normal?: The Essential Guide to Middle Age and Beyond

Is This Normal?: The Essential Guide to Middle Age and Beyond

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by John Whyte, Dean Ornish
     
 

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Is it normal to forget where you parked your car? Do we really shrink as we grow older? Does everyone experience lower libido as they age?

More than 78 million American adults are nearing the age when unexpected aches and pains, weight gains, sudden illnesses, and confusing mental changes begin to occur. As children, our questions about how our bodies will change

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Is it normal to forget where you parked your car? Do we really shrink as we grow older? Does everyone experience lower libido as they age?

More than 78 million American adults are nearing the age when unexpected aches and pains, weight gains, sudden illnesses, and confusing mental changes begin to occur. As children, our questions about how our bodies will change are met with knowledge and patience—anything to make the transition as seamless as possible. But at 50 or 60, there's no one to help us figure out whether the changes we're experiencing are a cause for concern or just a normal part of aging.

Is This Normal? is a guidebook that focuses on putting this generation at ease by answering their most common questions. From superficial concerns to everyday aches and pains to more serious medical problems, Dr. John Whyte, chief medical expert at Discovery Channel, cuts through the confusion and provides practical answers for the most common age-related health issues. In Is This Normal?, he answers a broad range of questions, such as:
• How much weight gain is normal as we age—and why is it so hard to lose?
• Is it normal to need a pair of reading glasses just to decipher a restaurant menu?
• What are the signs of Alzheimer's versus normal memory loss?

With compassion, reassurance, and friendly guidance, Dr. Whyte provides cutting-edge medical advice for the effects of aging we face every day—from gray hair and wrinkles to cardiovascular health. Is This Normal? arms readers with the essential knowledge and preventive strategies they need stay healthy and vital for decades to come.

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“This practical guidebook sets out to answer some of the most common age-related questions and offer practical advice about various aspects of aging.” —Health Affairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609611217
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
615,336
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John J. Whyte, MD, MPH is chief medical expert and vice president for Health and Medical Education at Discovery Channel, part of the media conglomerate Discovery Communications. A board-certified internist, Dr. Whyte completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center and earned his masters of public health degree at Harvard University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Is This Normal? 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I_Love_Onions More than 1 year ago
This is a very good and interesting book. I enjoy learning new things about my brain and how it functions. Example: You go into another part of the home to get something and you forget why you're in there. You go back to where you were previously and you remember what it was you were looking for. Your brain doesn't recongize you going from one room to another. Yes, that's normal, everyone experiences this.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why doesn't someone screen these reviews. Most of them are not reviews and tell me nothing about the book. A waste of time!
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