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Title:
Prevention's ultimate guide to women's health and wellness : action plans for more than 100 women's health problems
Publication Information:
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale : Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xi, 532 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Prevention health books for women.
ISBN:
9781579544911
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Book

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The most comprehensive women's health guide ever-- from Prevention magazine
Prevention's Ultimate Guide to Women's Health and Wellness offers a gold mine of trustworthy, practical advice, recommendations, and remedies from leading physicians, nutritionists, fitness instructors, psychologists, and other health care experts.

In this all-in-one reference book and symptom finder, you'll discover the "ultimate" remedies for more than 100 health problems-- colds, back pain, fatigue, allergies, headaches, depression, and dozens more. Best of all, the advice is tailored to women's unique biological needs.

With Prevention's Ultimate Guide to Women's Health and Wellness on hand, you'll learn about all your options-- medical treatments, natural alternatives, mind-body techniques, and home remedies. And the advice is targeted to a woman's age and reproductive status, decade by decade.

Start with simple, doctor-approved, step-by-step plans for getting more exercise and re-energizing your life, reaching and maintaining your ideal weight, achieving emotional balance, enjoying a healthy sex life, and reversing premature signs of aging. You'll also find:

* A complete guide to women's vitamin, mineral, and nutrition needs
* An at-a-glance guide to using popular herbal remedies wisely
* Real-life stress-relief plans for caregivers and career women alike
* The best strategies for PMS, menstrual discomforts, contraception, pregnancy, infertility, perimenopause, and other female concerns
* Solutions for perplexing reproductive-system problems like fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome
* Master plans for controlling major health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease
* Self-care checklists to prevent illness or detect problems at their earliest, most treatable stages

In this blend of advice from experts and real women, you'll find inspiring stories and motivational quotes to help you make your personal health a priority. Discover the three most important tips doctors give every female patient. Find out what doctors do to safeguard their own health. And learn how real women tackled tough medical problems-- and regained their vitality.

Start today, and you'll live long and well.

Prevention is America's number one health magazine, bringing 11 million readers each month up-to-date health information that's thoroughly researched and fact-checked. The editors tapped into the wisdom of Prevention 's medical advisors and other health experts to create this unique and authoritative guide.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. x
Part 1 What's Going On? The Savvy Woman's Health Planner
Chapter 1 The Female Body, Decade by Decadep. 2
Chapter 2 How to Get the Most out of Your Next Doctor's Appointmentp. 24
Part 2 Your Stay Well, Stay Young "To Do" List
Chapter 3 Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrition: The Complete Planp. 34
Chapter 4 Using Herbs Wiselyp. 55
Chapter 5 The Ultimate Ladder of Fitnessp. 69
Chapter 6 Prevention's Guide to Your Perfect Weightp. 87
Chapter 7 A Real-Life Guide to Stress Reliefp. 107
Chapter 8 A Quit-Smoking Program That Can't Failp. 117
Chapter 9 Sun-Proof (And Age-Proof) Your Skinp. 125
Chapter 10 Beauty Products That Rejuvenatep. 132
Chapter 11 Balancing Your Emotionsp. 140
Chapter 12 Healthy Sex at Any Agep. 152
Part 3 Primary Care: Essential Protection against Major Health Threats
Chapter 13 Heart Diseasep. 160
Chapter 14 High Blood Pressure and Strokep. 171
Chapter 15 Diabetesp. 178
Chapter 16 Cancerp. 190
Chapter 17 Osteoporosisp. 211
Chapter 18 Alzheimer's Diseasep. 222
Part 4 Hormonal Wellness: The Best-Ever Life-Stage Strategies
Chapter 19 PMS and Menstrual Discomfortsp. 228
Chapter 20 Contraceptionp. 236
Chapter 21 Pregnancyp. 243
Chapter 22 Childbirthp. 249
Chapter 23 Infertilityp. 253
Chapter 24 Polycystic Ovary Syndromep. 259
Chapter 25 Fibroidsp. 263
Chapter 26 Endometriosisp. 267
Chapter 27 Pelvic Inflammatory Diseasep. 272
Chapter 28 Perimenopausep. 276
Chapter 29 Menopausep. 285
Part 5 Doctors' Best Symptom Solvers
Abdominal Fatp. 302
Anemiap. 311
Arthritisp. 313
Asthmap. 321
Back Problemsp. 325
Blemishes, Pimples, and Breakoutsp. 335
Breast Pain and Tendernessp. 337
Cataractsp. 339
Coldsp. 341
Cold Soresp. 345
Conjunctivitisp. 347
Constipationp. 348
Coughp. 352
Dandruffp. 354
Depressionp. 356
Diarrheap. 359
Diverticular Diseasep. 361
Dizziness and Vertigop. 363
Dry Eyesp. 366
Earaches and Ear Infectionsp. 368
Eczemap. 369
Fatiguep. 371
Feverp. 376
Fibromyalgiap. 377
Flup. 382
Food Allergyp. 385
Gallstone Attacksp. 390
Gasp. 392
Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseasep. 393
Goutp. 394
Gum Problemsp. 396
Hay Feverp. 398
Headachesp. 401
Hemorrhoidsp. 406
Hepatitisp. 408
Hivesp. 410
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasep. 412
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 414
Kidney Infectionsp. 418
Kidney Stonesp. 420
Laryngitisp. 422
Lupusp. 424
Lyme Diseasep. 427
Macular Degenerationp. 429
Memory Problemsp. 432
Multiple Sclerosisp. 435
Nausea and Vomitingp. 437
Overactive Bladderp. 439
Overactive Thyroidp. 443
Parkinson's Diseasep. 445
Phlebitisp. 446
Phobias and Panic Attacksp. 448
Pneumoniap. 451
Raynaud's Phenomenonp. 453
Repetitive Strain Syndromep. 455
Respiratory Allergyp. 457
Restless Legs Syndromep. 461
Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 463
Sciaticap. 466
Shinglesp. 468
Sore Musclesp. 471
Sore Throatp. 475
Sprainsp. 477
Temporomandibular Disorderp. 478
Thinning Hairp. 481
Tinnitusp. 484
Tooth Discolorationp. 485
Ulcersp. 487
Urinary Incontinencep. 489
Urinary Tract Infectionsp. 493
Vaginal Drynessp. 495
Vaginal Infectionsp. 497
Varicose Veinsp. 501
Guidelines for Safe Use of Supplementsp. 505
Indexp. 508