A Compendium of Family Health

A Compendium of Family Health

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Author: Ishrat Syed
Kalpana Swaminathan/
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 843
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129102498


With Over 1000 entries on matters of health and disease, A Compendium of Family Health is the ideal book to open when you are bewildered by a medical crisis. These are entries designed to inform and clarify. They address worrying questions like: What could be causing the illness? –What can I do immediately to relive distress? Quick aids are listed for every emergency. Understanding illness is but a small part of keeping your family healthy. With this in mind, the Compendium offers information about the structure and functions of the human body, growth and pregnancy, nutrition and psychological health. A separate section about drugs in common use, highlights the way they work and will help you understand your doctor’s prescription.

DR ISHRAT SYED AND KALPANA SWAMINATHAN, who combine fifty years of medical experience between them, eschew jargon and present medicine in Clear practical terms. The first book of its kind, A Compendium of Family Health is a reference book no family can afford to be without.

Synonym: Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
Colloquial: Heart Attack; Coronary
Myocardial Infarction occurs if blood supply to the heart muscle is abruptly cut off when a narrowed atherosclerotic coronary artery is obstructed by a clot.

Who is at risk?
How happens to a person who has a heart attack?
How much is the heart damaged?
While waiting for the doctor, what can be done by the family?
What happens once the patient gets to hospital?
Once an infarction has occurred, when does it heal?
How is the heart evaluated during this time?
How does the doctor know what’s happening?
What is the treatment?

This concise clarity makes A compendium of Family Health the definitive reference book whenever medicine needs explaining. Drs Ishrat Syed and Kalpana Swaminathan map the body’s spectrum of health and disease from the reader’s point of view, offer practical advice about worries that range from vague anxieties to life-threatening crises, present clear directives for when to see the doctor and where to steer clear of well-meant home remedies. A book every family will find indispensable.




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