Women's Health and Wellness: An Illustrated Guide / Edition 1

Women's Health and Wellness: An Illustrated Guide / Edition 1

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
     
 

This full-color, user-friendly book utilizes anatomical illustrations and concise text to explain the unique health issues of women’s bodies. Presented in general terms, this book invites women to educate themselves about key health topics in order to facilitate communication with their health professionals and to make the best health care decisions possible.

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Overview

This full-color, user-friendly book utilizes anatomical illustrations and concise text to explain the unique health issues of women’s bodies. Presented in general terms, this book invites women to educate themselves about key health topics in order to facilitate communication with their health professionals and to make the best health care decisions possible. Coverage includes women’s general anatomy, general ailments, reproductive health, cancers, healthy aging, emotional wellness, and healthy lifestyles. Also features a glossary and comprehensive introduction. Chapters are organized into the following sections: brief definition; detailed description; risk factors; symptoms and warning signs; and, prevention and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587790560
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Medical Contributors
Foreword
Introduction

Part One: General Anatomy
Muscular System
Skeletal System
Internal Organs
Skin, Hair and Nail Anatomy

Part Two: General Ailments
Cardiovascular System Issues
-Cardiovascular Disease
-Cholesterol
-Hypertension
-Heart Attack
-Stroke
Digestive System Issues
-Heartburn
-Inflammatory Bowel Disease
-Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Endocrine System Issues
-Type 1 Diabetes
-Type 2 Diabetes
Immune Sytem Issues
-Allergies
-Lupus
-Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nervous System Issues
-Migraine Headaches
-Multiple Sclerosis
Respiratory System Issues
-Asthma
Urinary System Issues
-Urinary Incontinence
-Urinary Tract Infection

Part Three: Reproductive Health
Reproductive Anatomy & the Menstrual Cycle
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Benign Breast Lumps
Endometriosis
Fertility
Pregnancy
Labor and Birth
Menopause: Related to Reproductive Health
Ovarian Cyst
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs)
Vaginitis

Part Four: Cancers
Understanding Cancer
Breast Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Lung Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Skin Cancer

Part Five: Healthy Aging
Alzheimer's Disease
Cataracts and Macular Degeneration
Menopause
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis

Part Six: Emotional Wellness
Generalized Anxiety, Panic and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Depression
Postpartum Depression

Part Seven: Healthy Lifestyles
Physical Activity
Dangers of Excess Weight
Diet and Nutrition
Dangers of Alcohol
Dangers of Smoking

Glossary
References
On-line Sources of Information
Credits

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