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Women's health and wellness : an illustrated guide
Liskar, Nancy.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Skokie, IL : Anatomical Chart Co., 2002.
Physical Description:
ix, 134 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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RA778 .W75 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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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.

Table of Contents

Medical Contributorsp. iii
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. viii
Part 1 General Anatomyp. 2
Muscular Systemp. 3
Skeletal Systemp. 5
Internal Organsp. 7
Skin, Hair and Nail Anatomyp. 8
Part 2 General Ailmentsp. 10
Cardiovascular Issues
Cardiovascular Diseasep. 11
Cholesterolp. 13
Hypertensionp. 15
Heart Attackp. 17
Strokep. 19
Digestive Issues
Heartburnp. 21
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasep. 23
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 25
Endocrine Issues
Type 1 Diabetesp. 27
Type 2 Diabetesp. 29
Immune Issues
Allergiesp. 31
Lupusp. 33
Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 35
Nervous Issues
Migraine Headachesp. 37
Multiple Sclerosisp. 39
Respiratory Issues
Asthmap. 41
Urinary Issues
Urinary Incontinencep. 43
Urinary Tract Infectionp. 45
Part 3 Reproductive Healthp. 48
Reproductive Anatomy and the Menstrual Cyclep. 49
Abnormal Uterine Bleedingp. 51
Benign Breast Lumpsp. 53
Endometriosisp. 55
Infertilityp. 57
Pregnancyp. 59
Labor and Birthp. 61
Menopause: Related to Reproductive Healthp. 63
Ovarian Cystsp. 65
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)p. 67
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs)p. 69
Vaginitisp. 71
Part 4 Cancersp. 74
Understanding Cancerp. 75
Breast Cancerp. 77
Colorectal Cancerp. 79
Endometrial Cancerp. 81
Lung Cancerp. 83
Ovarian Cancerp. 85
Skin Cancerp. 87
Part 5 Healthy Agingp. 90
Alzheimer's Diseasep. 91
Cataracts and Macular Degenerationp. 93
Menopausep. 95
Osteoarthritisp. 97
Osteoporosisp. 99
Part 6 Emotional Wellnessp. 102
Generalized Anxiety, Panic and Post-Traumatic Stress Disordersp. 103
Depressionp. 105
Postpartum Depressionp. 107
Part 7 Healthy Lifestylesp. 110
Physical Activityp. 111
Dangers of Excess Weightp. 113
Diet and Nutritionp. 115
Dangers of Alcoholp. 117
Dangers of Smokingp. 119
Glossaryp. 122
Referencesp. 127
On-line Sources of Informationp. 129
Creditsp. 132