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Your family's first line of defense! Provides expert medical advice on more than 100 common signs, symptoms, and problem areas--"A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide" is a wonderful addition to your medical reference library! Can you describe what your symptoms look and feel like--but not know what they mean? Written by an experienced team of physicians and nurses, this handy guide answers your questions before you go to the doctor. "A-Z Common Symptom Answer Guide" gives you-- -A toolkit for matching your signs and symptoms to possible causes -A renowned medical team's advice on symptoms from allergies to vomiting blood to irritability in children -Expert tips on relieving symptoms and helping yourself heal -What to avoid and what could make your condition worse -The questions your doctor will ask -Alphabetical listing of common symptoms for easy reference -A glossary of medical terms you may not know
The most accessible consumer pocket guide to signs and symptoms written by an experienced team of physicians and nurses.
-A glossary of medical terms you may not know
About the Author
John H. Wasson, MD, Professor of Clinical Community and Family Medicine and Medicine, Herman O. West Chair of Geriatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire
B. Timothy Walsh, MD, William and Joy Ruane Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
Mary C. LaBrecque, BSN, ARNP, Instructor in Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire
Harold C. Sox, Jr, MD, Joseph M. Huber Professor and Chair of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire
Robert Pantell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Division of General Pediatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Ivan Oransky, MD, Editor in Chief, Praxis Post (online biweekly magazine of medicine for physicians and consumers) and freelance writer/editor, New York, New York
Dr. Oransky, an experienced freelance medical writer, will recast The Common Symptom Guide for the consumer market. In addition to editing Lange’s Review of Psychiatry, Dr. Oransky contributes articles to consumer publications and websites including the Boston Globe, USA Today, and Reuters consumer health care.
Table of Contents
Abdominal pain (adult) Abdominal pain (pediatric) Abortion Abrasion-laceration Abscess Abuse Adolescent puberty problems AIDS Alcoholism Allergies Anemia Angina Anorexia Anus Problems Asthma Back pain Bed-wetting Behavior-irritability (pediatric) Birth Control Blackout spells (syncope) Blood in stools Breast problems Breathing trouble (adult) Breathing trouble (pediatric) Bruising-bleeding tendency Burns Chest pain Confusion Constipation (adult) Constipation (pediatric) Convulsions Cough Coughing blood (hemoptysis) Cramps (menstrual) Cyanosis Dark urine Depression-anxiety Diabetes Diaper rash (pediatric) Diaper staining (pediatric) Diarrhea, acute Diarrhea, chronic or recurrent Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) Discharge, vagina Dizziness-vertigo Double vision (diplopia) Ear problems (tinnitus, decreased hearing, ear discomfort) Eating, excessive Excessive drinking-excessive urination (polydipsia-polyuria) Eye problems Facial pain Fever Foot/ankle pain Frostbite Gait-coordination problems Hair change Hand/wrist/arm problems Headache Head injury Heatstroke (heat prostration) Hernia, inguinal Hiccough Hoarseness Hyperactivity (pediatric) Hypertension Indigestion (bloating) Infertility Jaundice Joint-extremity pain Lethargy Lump-lymphadenopathy Mouth trouble Muscle weakness Nail problems Nausea-vomiting (adult) Nausea-vomiting (pediatric) Neck pain Nose-sinus trouble Numbness Obesity Overdose-poisoning Palpitations (heart pounding) Pigment change Pregnant Retardation (pediatric) Sexual problems Sick frequently (pediatric) Skin problems Sleep problems Small baby Stones-gallstones Stroke Suicidal thoughts Swelling Talking trouble Thyroid trouble Trauma Tremor Tuberculosis Twitching Ulcer, gastric or duodenal Ulcer, leg Unconscious-stupor Upper respiratory infection (URI) Urine troubles Vaginal bleeding problems