Author(s): Knut Schroeder
Written by an experienced family doctor and packed with practical and sound advice, Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms For Dummies is a reference for everyone who wants to find out when they do and don't need to worry about their health. It will cover over 100 common, important, potentially serious and often worrying symptoms and emergencies, such as headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fever, bleeding, tiredness or stress. This reassuring guide will also include guidance on how to perform basic physical assessments, as well as a run through of key first aid techniques. Perfect for both allaying fears and encouraging those with serious symptoms to seek professional advice, this guide will be an essential family health bible. Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms FD includes: Part I: Spotting and Assessing Illness: The Basics Chapter 1: Thinking about Medicine Chapter 2: Dealing with Medical Problems Chapter 3: Conducting a Symptom Check Chapter 4: Looking for Out For Signs of Illness Part II: Looking at Emergencies and âAll-Over' Symptoms Chapter 5: Coping with Medical Emergencies Chapter 6: Approaching Non-Specific Symptoms Chapter 7: Symptoms Affecting the Wider Body Part III: From top to toe: looking at specific areas of the body Chapter 8: Look at Me! Sussing Out Skin Problems Chapter 9: Trouble at the Top: Symptoms Around the Head and Problems with the Senses Chapter 10: Close to Your Heart: Exploring Chest Problems Chapter 11: Untangling Tummy and Bowel Problems Chapter 12: Getting Lower: Urinary and Other Disturbances âDown There' Chapter 13: Bones and Groans Part IV: Dealing with health problems in people close to you Chapter 14: Spotting Illness in Your Baby Chapter 15: Illness in Your Toddler or Pre-School Child Chapter 16: Problems in Your School-Age Kids Chapter 17: Dealing with Adolescent Problems Chapter 18: Understanding Women's Troubles Chapter 19: Looking at Some Specific Men's Issues Chapter 20: Dealing with Common Later Life Problems Part V: Spotting mental health problems Chapter 21: Tackling Anxiety, Depression and Stress Chapter 22: Approaching Unusual Thoughts and Behaviour Chapter 23: Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems Part VI: The part of tens Chapter 24: Ten First Aid Essentials: Helping Yourself and Others Chapter 25: Ten Reliable Health Websites Chapter 26: Ten Medical Tests you May Need Glossary: 100 Useful Medical Terms
Dr Knut Schroeder MD MSc PhD MRCP FRCGP CertMedEd is an experienced family doctor and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Practice. He holds a degree in Medical Education and has had papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and articles in the GP press.
Intro Introduction I Spotting and Assessing Illness: The Basics 1 Understanding Your Health Problems 2 Conducting a Symptom Check 3 Looking Out for Signs of Illness 4 Managing Your Health Problems II Looking at Emergencies and 'All-Over' Symptoms 5 Coping with Medical Emergencies 6 Approaching Non-specific Symptoms 7 Covering Symptoms that Affect Your Wider Body III From Top to Toe: Looking at Specific Areas of the Body 8 Sussing Out Skin Problems 9 Trouble at the Top: Head Symptoms and Problems with the Senses 10 Getting Close to Your Heart: Exploring Chest Problems 11 Untangling Tummy and Bowel Problems 12 Getting Lower: Urinary and Other Disturbances 'Down There' 13 Groaning Bones and Moaning Muscles IV Dealing with Health Problems in Specific Groups 14 Spotting Illness in Your Baby or Toddler 15 Assessing Illness in Your Pre-School Child 16 Identifying Problems in Your School-Age Children 17 Dealing with Adolescent Troubles 18 Understanding Women's Troubles 19 Looking at Men's Issues 20 Dealing with Common Problems in Later Life V Approaching Problems with Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol 21 Tackling Depression, Stress and Anxiety 22 Considering Unusual Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour 23 Addressing Addictive Behaviour and Substance Misuse VI The Part of Tens 24 Ten Things to Know in Case of a Medical Emergency: Helping Yourself and Other People 25 Ten (okay, Eleven) Reliable Health Websites 26 Ten Medical Tests You May Need Index Index