Power to the Patient: The Treatments to Insist on when You're Sick

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In this cutting edge guide, Dr Rosenfeld describes, in detail, more than 40 of the most common ailments and diseases affecting millions - from acne to cancer, plus such diverse disorders as Parkinson's disease, infertility, gallstones and diabetes.

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Overview

In this cutting edge guide, Dr Rosenfeld describes, in detail, more than 40 of the most common ailments and diseases affecting millions - from acne to cancer, plus such diverse disorders as Parkinson's disease, infertility, gallstones and diabetes.

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Bestselling author Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld believes that the best-informed patient often receives the best available care. In Power to the Patient, he arms readers with the latest scientific information on the proper diagnosis and treatment of the 35 most common ailments afflicting Americans. He discusses what tests and medications are necessary; when to insist on a second opinion; and how to make the best medical decision for oneself. For sufferers of anything from Parkinson's disease to diabetes, this is an empowering book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446679848
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1. Acne: When Zits Are the Pits 1
2. AIDS: Serious Monkey Business 9
3. Alzheimer's Disease: Forget About It 22
4. Arthritis: How Do I Hurt Thee? Let Me Count the Ways 37
5. Asthma: When You Aim to Wheeze 56
6. Atrial Fibrillation: When in Your Heart You're Not a Regular Guy 69
7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses 79
8. Depression: When There's No Light at the End of the Tunnel 86
9. Diabetes: When Life's Too Sweet 94
10. Diverticular Disease: Forbidden Fruit? 119
11. Endometriosis: Not Tonight, Dear, I Have Endometriosis 125
12. Fibromyalgia: It's Not "All in Your Head" 131
13. Gallbladder Disease: When You're 5F, Not 4F 139
14. Gout: A Royal Pain 151
15. Hair Loss: Is Bald Beautiful? 162
16. Heart Disease: When Your Ticker Isn't Tocking 171
17. Hemorrhoids: No Thanks, I'd Rather Stand 188
18. Hepatitis: Better Never Than Late 195
19. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension): When Ignorance Isn't Bliss 215
20. Infertility: When Your Stork Won't Fly 237
21. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: You Are Not Alone (Although Those Around You May Wish You Were!) 249
22. Kidney Stones: A Rocky Road 255
23. Lyme Disease: It Can Really Tick You Off 266
24. Menopause: His and Hers 276
25. Migraine: The Mother of All Headaches 284
26. Mitral Valve Prolapse: Smoke but No Fire 294
27. Multiple Sclerosis: When Your Nervous System Short Circuits 302
28. Osteoporosis: Bone Up on This 310
29. Ovarian Cancer: Seek and Ye Shall Find 322
30. Parkinson's Disease: Shaking Hands 331
31. Phlebitis: Oy Vein 342
32. Premenstrual Syndrome: Madam President! 350
33. Psoriasis: Itching to Be Cured 358
34. Rosacea: Rembrandt Was Not a Drunkard 371
35. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways 377
36. Shingles: Not the Kind You Hang Out 387
37. Stroke: A Brain Attack by Any Other Name 396
38. Thyroid Disease: Gland Central 407
39. Urinary Incontinence: Voiding When Prohibited 423
Checkup or Checkout 431
Epilogue 437
Index 439
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