Family Health Encyclopedia: The Comprehensive Guide to the Whole Family's Health Needs

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Lorenz Books, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Written in association with The Royal College of General Practitioners, this comprehensive encyclopedia will help diagnose all common aliments from the common cold to chronic fatigue syndrome. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of the body's complex systems and the illnesses that can affect them. Children's health is also covered, as is caring for the sick and elderly. Practical self-help treatment, conventional and complementary, is given where applicable. Anatomical systems are grouped together for ease of reference, for example the respiratory system, the urinary tract and the digestive system. The text is illustrated with clear illustrations, charts and photographs.

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Contents

Healthy Living
10
Weight control 1617
16
Sensible drinking 2223
22
The cardiovascular system 2829
28
Heart disease 3435
34
Thrombosis and embolism
40
Digestive disorders 4647
46
Stomach cancer Pancreatitis Cancer of
52
Chapter 10
165
Nosebleeds
171
Chapter 11
177
These blue boxes let you see
178
Farsightedness hypermetropia
183
Eczema dermatitis
190
Fungal skin infections
196
Chapter 14
213

Colorectal cancer 5859
58
The endocrine glands 6465
64
Adrenal gland disorders 7071
70
How to use this book
112
Living chapter that introduces you to
119
Asth
130
The Reproductive System
145
HIV and AIDS 220221
220
Colds and sore throats Earache in children
226
Diaper rash Eczema in children
232
Coping with terminal illness 238241
238
Osteopathy and chiropractic
246
Index
252
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About the author (2004)

Dr Peter Fermie is a GP with specialist knowledge on exercise, addictive behaviour, the nervous system, HIV and AIDS, children's health and palliative care.

Dr Stephen Shepherd is a full-time GP with wide experience of medicine. He has written many articles for publications such as GP magazine. His medical interests include surgery, primary health care and circulatory issues.

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