A collection of GP-defying mystery syndromes, along with their symptoms and cures. Starting with general aches and pains and then concentrating on specific parts of the body, each symptom is described, then a series of cures is suggested, with discussion of possible causes of the syndrome.
The power of food - the essential companion to discovering the curative and preventative properties of the foods we eat. This book introduces the advice of two leading nutritionists to promote optimum well-being through diet. Part One is Food Is Medicine, Part Two, Eat for Immunity.
This is a practical book and a compelling and entertaining one, from a prize-winning food writer, full of unexpected angles, revelations and facts about the food that we eat for breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks.
This text examines sexual health from a range of perspectives. Issues examined include: politics and sexual relations; culture and ethnicity; midwifery and child health; mental health; paediatrics; purchasers and providers; sexuality and terminal care; and ethics and law.
Includes answers to 470 questions asked by people with diabetes and their families. This book explains the medical terminology in English, including a glossary defining over 140 medical terms. It also includes a 10 page colour section showing you how to use the device and insulin pens, and shows you what to do if an emergency occurs.
Dr Graham Jackson offers practical advice on managing a heart condition while also being able to live a full and active life. He offers medical advice on exercise, diet and smoking, and shows how to significantly reduce chances of a heart attack.
This handbook offers straightforward, positive and medically accurate answers to over 250 questions frequently asked by asthma sufferers and their families. There is also a section on recent asthma equipment advances and what to do in an emergency.
Including accounts of disorders of the thyroid and the treatments, which are available, this edition takes account of changes in the treatment of thyroid disorders and is aimed at patients, their friends, and relatives.
Presents a guide to chronic fatigue syndrome for sufferers and their families, with practical advice, based solely on scientific evidence. It has been written by both a sufferer and a physician, both of whom have had extensive experience, talking to, and helping patients.
'Muscular Dystrophy: The Facts' provides information for sufferers, and their family/friends, on living with this debilitating illness. Written by a world authority on the subject, the book addresses both the physical and psychological challenges that this illness presents, and provides useful information for anyone affected by this illness.
Defines and conceptualizes the field of family medicine. This book focuses on the patient-centered clinical method, illness narratives, the biological basis of family medicine, health promotion, the concept of risk, and the contribution of evidence-based medicine.
This work explains in a clear and accessible manner, the symptoms, diagnosis, possible causes of multiple sclerosis, and life course, including the latest treatment options. It should prove useful for those suffering from MS and those caring for them.
Clinical Dermatology is designed as a problem-solving book. In addition to the inclusion of problem-solving exercises, a number of projects are suggested thus the aim of the book is to stimulate self-education rather than passive learning. The book concentrates on the three major areas in dermatology - dermatitis, acne and eczema.
Presents the facts, dispels the myths, the choices and answers the questions which are most often asked about the Pill and other forms of hormonal contraception. This sixth edition also provides information about formulations, including the EVRA patch for combined hormone administration, and the vaginal ring.
Provides information on various main forms of sexually transmitted infections, describing the causes, risks, treatments, and most importantly, how they can be prevented. This book is of interest to adults.
A feminist critique of the new reproductive and genetic technologies whose impact has been most apparent since the birth of the first "test-tube" baby. The author finds that these technologies are not created in women's interest. Instead, they require the subordination of women to science.
Based on needs-based model of nursing, this book provides reference to a spectrum of HIV disease for nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It provides understanding of issues behind the epidemic. It explores how to help patients adhere to treatment, how to advise patients on alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to therapy and more.
The blossoming of sexual subcultures in the last hundred years has seen the development of a vast new sexual terminology. And as academic research has grasped the challenge of understanding sexuality in the modern world, it has generated its own analytical vocabulary to accompany it.
Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book is will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life. Written by two of the world's leading experts in this field, this book is the comprehensive guide to dealing with asthma in everyday life.
A user-friendly guide to the principles and practice of urodynamics as applied to the routine, clinical management of patients. It is suitable for urologists, gynaecologists and urodynamics nurses, general surgeons, radiologists, and general practitioners.
Many undergraduates rely upon the coverage of the respiratory medicine available in large textbooks of medicine such as "Kumar", "Davidson" and "Souhami". This book has the advantages of the "ICT" series, and offers coverage of the subject.
Covers several common areas of concern in women's health. This clinically-oriented book shows when, how, and for whom complementary/integrative therapies can benefit women in continuity with their regular medical care. It also analyzes scientific studies on the safety and efficacy of these therapies for various women's health conditions.
Why? And why is it so important that we keep these bacteria off the endangered species list? This book explains the most up-to-date science behind why what happens in our gut is responsible for everything from our weight to how we age, our allergies and our diseases.
An introductory guide to obstetric and gynaecological nursing, which features illustrations complementing the text. Topics new to this edition include women and sexuality. An ELBS/LPBB edition is available
Provides an overview of urological nursing. This work bridges the gap between research and practice, and is written in a clear and easy-to-read style. It includes material on: care pathways, setting up nurse-led clinics and clinical trials, the developing roles of specialist nurses, ACE procedure, use of viagra, and other oral agents.
Through a detailed analysis of exterior and interior images of the female body, taken between 1750 and 1910, this book questions how the visual representation of women has been used to remove women's bodies from varying discourses, especially those of generation and reproduction.
This text provides information on how to improve chances of conception and promote a healthy pregnancy via a natural programme of nutrition and supplementation. It contains advice on how to recognize and eliminate fertility-decreasing factors from both lifestyle and environment.
This text offers answers to the questions of everyday life with rheumatoid arthritis. The authors provide explanations of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of the disease, and why medication, joint protection, physical activity and good nutrition are essential components of care.
Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined to roles and places defined as socially appropriate. It explores practices, such as childbirth and midwifery, social practices around breastfeeding, miscarriages and termination of pregnancy, and more.
Osteoporosis affects approximately three million people in the UK, but the orthodox medical view is that there is no single cause. This guide suggests new scientific evidence proves that the Western diet and lifestyle are to blame - and that it is possible to reduce the risk of developing the disease.
Hypertension remains the major treatable risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack and heart failure. Since the last edition, several important clinical trials have been published and new guidelines on how to manage high blood pressure have also been produced.
"Fast Facts - Irritable Bowel Syndrome" provides the basis for the confidence needed by primary care physicians for the successful management of this syndrome. The second edition has been fully revised, with up-to-date investigation and management guidelines.
Offers the reader an autobiography of someone who lives with a significant disability. This book is supported by SCOPE who have provided an introduction and informative commentary about cerebral palsy. It provides information and inspiration to Scope members and those whose lives are touched by CP.
Answering hundreds of questions from people with osteoporosis and their families, this guide features positive, practical advice on every aspect of osteoporosis, including how to strengthen your bones and prevent fractures and pain, this is an essential handbook for people suffering from this common condition.
Children with a debilitating condition like cerebral palsy receive treatment from a variety of specialised therapists at once. This book documents and builds on the experiences of a team of special educators in south India, who have been experimenting with a strategy for working with children with disabilities.
Provides information needed to conquer headaches and improve the quality of life. This edition includes information about medication for acute treatment of attacks, preventative treatment of migraine, and treatment of cluster headache. It covers areas of massage, physical therapy, alternative therapies such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and more.