The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages [NOOK Book]

The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages

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Contents

Foreword
Taking Charge of Your Health
Heart Disease
Understanding risk factors for this number one killer of women, as well as heart attack
signs, common tests, treatments, and living with heart disease.
Stroke
Recognizing the signs of stroke, as well as understanding risk factors, diagnosis, and
treatment of stroke.
Cancer
Understanding risk factors, symptoms, important screening tests, and treatment of
cancers affecting women.
Type 2 Diabetes
Knowing the signs of type 2 diabetes and how to manage, prevent, and delay the
condition.
Autoimmune Diseases
Recognizing symptoms of autoimmune diseases more common in women, dealing with
diagnosis, and understanding special pregnancy concerns.
Blood Disorders
Learning how blood works and recognizing symptoms of bleeding disorders, clotting
disorders, and anemia.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Lowering the risk of sexually transmitted infections, symptoms to watch for, understanding
treatment, and dealing with diagnosis.
HIV/AIDS
Preventing HIV, understanding the importance of testing, recognizing AIDS-related
infections, and living with HIV.
Reproductive Health
Caring for your reproductive health, understanding reproductive and gynecologic
disorders, and understanding your birth control options.
Pregnancy
Preparing your body for pregnancy and delivery, understanding body changes, and
learning about the stages of pregnancy.
Breastfeeding
Learning how to breastfeed your baby, with practical tips and suggestions for getting
your baby to latch, expressing milk, and caring for your breasts.
Mental Health
Learning how to care for your overall mental health, understanding mental health Disorders, and Finding out How to Get Help.
Healthy Aging
Dealing with menopause, understanding common signs of aging, and living with chronic
health conditions.
Violence Against Women
Understanding the impact of violence against women in the United States, recognizing
dangerous relationships, and learning practical ways to get help.
Urologic and Kidney Health
Learning how the urinary system works and recognizing, preventing, and treating
common urologic and kidney health problems.
Digestive Health
Learning how the digestive system works, dealing with digestive health problems during
pregnancy, and understanding how to keep your digestive system healthy.
Respiratory Health
Understanding how the respiratory system works, dealing with common respiratory conditions,
and recognizing symptoms.
Oral Health
Caring for Your Oral Health, understanding oral health issues specific to women, and learning how to recognize oral health problems.
Skin and Hair Health
Caring for your skin and hair, understanding the link between hair and skin and overall
health, and dealing with common skin and hair problems.
Nutrition
Learning about healthy eating, including practical tips for making healthy food choices.
Fitness
Learning about the importance of physical activity, including practical tips for leading an
active lifestyle.
Pain
Understanding the impact of chronic pain and painful conditions among women and
learning about treatment options.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Learning about the use of complementary and alternative medicine in
the United States, the state of research on specific types of alternative medicine, and important safety tips.
Appendix
Additional Health Information and Tips
Important Screenings and Tests
Health Resources for Women and Families
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014748711
  • Publisher: Syed Arshad Gillani
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Series: Government Health Guides , #102
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

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