The PDR Family Guide to Common Ailments

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PDR® is the reference source used by physicians and pharmacists every day.
Now PDR is the family friend you can rely on.

The publishers of The Physicians' Desk Reference® have created this easy-to-use A-to-Z guide filled with information you need on nearly one hundred common ailments. The PDR® Family Guide to the Most Common Ailments explains the health problems your family is likely to encounter--injuries, aches and pains, chronic disorders, ...

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Overview

PDR® is the reference source used by physicians and pharmacists every day.
Now PDR is the family friend you can rely on.

The publishers of The Physicians' Desk Reference® have created this easy-to-use A-to-Z guide filled with information you need on nearly one hundred common ailments. The PDR® Family Guide to the Most Common Ailments explains the health problems your family is likely to encounter--injuries, aches and pains, chronic disorders, infectious diseases, and the ailments of childhood and old age--and tells what you should do next. Inside you'll find:

- A comprehensive overview of conventional treatment options
- Advice on herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, and complementary therapies
- Descriptive listings of prescription drugs--by brand and generic name-- and over-the-counter remedies
- Self-care tips and easy-to-follow guidelines
- Signs and symptoms of emergency conditions
- And much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345482303
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/3/1995
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,466,689
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and Consultants ix
Publisher's Note xi
How to Use This Book xiii
Disease Overviews
Alzheimer's Disease 1
Angina 4
Anorexia 8
Anxiety 13
Appendicitis 18
Arthritis 21
Asthma 27
Attention Deficit Disorder 31
Back Pain 34
Breast Cancer 39
Broken Bones 43
Broken Hip 47
Bronchiolitis 51
Bronchitis 53
Burns 57
Bursitis 61
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 64
Cervicitis 66
Chickenpox 68
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 71
Clogged Arteries 74
Cluster Headaches 78
Colds and Flu 82
Colic 88
Colitis 90
Conjunctivitis 94
Constipation 96
Crabs 100
Croup 103
Dehydration 106
Depression 109
Diabetes 113
Diarrhea 117
Dislocated Joints 121
Ear Infections 124
Eczema 128
Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis 131
Endometriosis 135
Excess Weight 138
Food Allergies 142
Food Poisoning 145
Foot Pain 149
Gallstones 153
Genital Herpes 157
Gonorrhea 159
Hay Fever 161
Head Lice 166
Heart Attack 168
Heart Failure 172
Heartburn 176
Hemorrhoids 179
Hepatitis 182
High Blood Pressure 186
HIV 190
Impotence 194
Indigestion 196
Infertility 199
Insect Stings 202
Insomnia 206
Irregular Heartbeat 209
Kidney Failure 213
Kidney Stones 216
Lupus 219
Lyme Disease 222
Manic Depression 225
Measles 228
Menopause 231
Menstrual Cramps 235
Migraine 238
Mononucleosis 242
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 244
Osteoporosis 247
Parkinson's Disease 251
Phlebitis 255
Pneumonia 259
Premenstrual Syndrome 262
Prostate Problems 265
Psoriasis 269
Rash 272
Seizures 276
Sepsis 278
Sickle Cell Anemia 281
Sinusitis 284
Sore Throat 287
Sprains and Strains 291
Strep Throat 294
Stress 297
Stroke 302
Substance Abuse 306
Syphilis 309
Tension Headache 312
Transient Ischemic Attack 316
Ulcers 319
Urinary Incontinence 322
Urinary Tract Infection 326
Vaginal Infections 330
Varicose Veins 333
Whooping Cough 335
Wounds 337
Yeast Infections 340
Disease and Disorder Index 345
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