Before You Call the Doctor: Safe, Effective Self-care for Over 300 Medical Problems

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Fawcett Columbine, Mar 1, 1993 - Medical - 688 pages
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BEFORE YOU CALL THE DOCTOR is the thorough and medically responsible self-care guide everyone needs. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, it covers the essentials of home care for hundreds of ailments, from serious illnesses such as heart failure and emphysema to everyday maladies such as colds and constipation. Each entry explains the disorder, lists effective at-home treatments, identifies when you should see your doctor, and highlights those signs and symptoms that warrant immediate professional treatment. BEFORE YOU CALL THE DOCTOR also covers:
* First-Aid for common medical emergencies
* The seven keys to optimal health -- a lifelong system to cut medical costs
* Men's and women's health issues
* How to stock your medicine cabinet, maintain a family health record -- and much more.
Doctors are -- and always have been -- the treatment alternative of last resort, after Band-Aids, aspirin, and home remedies like Mom's chicken soup. If you want to be an informed participant in your own medical well-being instead of a passive consumer, you owe it to yourself to read BEFORE YOU CALL THE DOCTOR, the book that belongs in the home library of anyone who's ever taken a temperature -- or an aspirin.
"An informative and easy-to-follow resource on illness prevention and medical self-care. A must for those interested in taking responsibility for their own health." -- Mark Tager, M.D., President, Great Performance, Inc.

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Contents

CHAPTER
5
Eat and Drink Right
11
Dont Smoke
23
Reduce Your Risks
29
Resources
40
CHAPTER 6
46
FIRST AID FOR COMMON MEDICAL
55
Bruises
160
Back Pain Upper
458
Charley Horse
464
Finger Pain
471
Ganglion
480
Ingrown Toenail
486
Atrophic Vaginitis
521
Breast Lumps
527
Endometriosis
533

CHAPTER 7
167
Dry Skin
173
Irritations
188
Poison Plants
202
Bad Breath
285
Hoarseness and Laryngitis
291
Runny Nose
298
Sore Throat
304
Tooth Decay
310
Asthma
319
Common Cold
326
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
332
Flu
339
Shortness of Breath
345
Abdominal Cramps Distress Pain and Upset
369
Bedwetting
417
Difficult Urination
423
Achilles Tendinitis
438
Back Pain Lower
448
Menstrual Cramps
540
Premenstrual Syndrome PMS
546
Vaginal Dryness
552
Blood in Semen
561
AIDS
575
Herpes
582
Trichomonas
588
Abortion
595
Cervical Cap
601
Contraception
607
Diaphragm
613
Erection Problems
621
Fertility Awareness
627
MorningAfter Contraception
639
Painful Intercourse
646
Sponge
652
INDEX
659
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About the author (1993)

Anne Simon is an Associate Professor at the University Lyon 1 in France. Her research in the area of structural biology focuses on material biofunctionalisation, biomaterials, cellular adhesion, supported or free-standing lipid membranes, the study of biological membrane properties and membrane proteins.

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