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Body Signs From Warning Signs to False Alarms... How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective

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ISBN-10: 055380507X

ISBN-13: 9780553805079

Edition: 2008

Authors: Joan Liebmann-Smith, Jacqueline Nardi Egan

List price: $25.00
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We all notice things about our bodies that don't seem quite right. But when are these simply harmless physical quirks and when are they signs that a visit to the doctor is in order? This comprehensive and fascinating guide covers every body part from head to toe--and everything in between--to help you decode the often mysterious messages your body sends you. From brittle hair to hair in all the wrong places, a tingling tush, mismatched eyes, streaked nails, inverted nipples, and excessive flatulence, to name just a few, the body supplies endless signs regarding its state of health and wellness. Most of the time these require nothing more than a trip to the drugstore or cosmetic counter, or…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Body signs Panel of Medical Experts
Your Hair: The Long and the Short of It
Hair Texture Changes
Hair Color Changes
Spotty or Patchy Hair Loss
Balding in Men
Hair Loss in Women
Hair Shedding
Born (Hair) Free
Losing Eyebrows or Eyelashes
Losing Chest and Body Hair
Losing Pubic Hair
Hair in All the Wrong Places
Very Hairy Men
Reading Your Eyes
Circles Under the Eyes
Bags Under the Eyes
Creases Under The Eyes
Droopy Eyelids
Bulging Eyes
Inside-out Eyelids
Growths on the Eyelid
Lumps and Bumps on the Eyeball
Bloodshot Eyes
Yellow Eyes
Spots on the Eyes
Rings Around the Iris
Different-Sized Pupils
Eye Color
Tears
Eye Twitches
Darting Eyes
Floaters
Flashes
Phantom Visions
Light Sensitivity
Night Blindness
Color-Vision Changes
Listening to Your Ears
Red Ears
Earlobe Crease
Misshapen Ears
Too Much Earwax
Watery Ear Discharge
Itchy Ears
Stuffy Ears
Ringing in Your Ears
Hearing Your Heartbeat
Sensitivity to Sound
Hearing a Loud Explosion When Sleeping
Hearing Sounds That Others Don't
Gradual Hearing Loss
Sudden Hearing Loss
Your Nose Knows
A Red Nose
A Bulbous Nose
A Crease over the Nose
Sun Sneezing
Inability to Sneeze
Snoring
A Very Runny Nose
A Dry Nose
A Smelly Nose
Smelling Problems
Read My Lips...and Mouth
Puffy Lips
Pursed Lips
Dry, Cracked Lips
Blue Lips
Burning, Tingling Lips or Mouth
Lip or Mouth Freckles
White or Gray Patches in Your Mouth
White Streaks in the Mouth
Red or Swollen Gums
A Bump or Hole on the Roof of Your Mouth
A Dry Mouth or Excessive Thirst
Watery Mouth
Black Hairy Tongue
White Hairy Tongue
Beefy Red Tongue
Groovy Tongue
A Smooth Tongue
Traveling Tongue Patches
Twitchy Tongue
Diminished or Distorted Sense of Taste
A Metallic or Terrible Taste
Supersensitive Taste
Sweet, Fruity Breath
Garlic Breath
Urine- or Ammonia-Smelling Breath
Fishy Breath
Fecal Breath
Yellow-Brown Teeth
Greenish or Metallic-Colored Teeth
Bluish Gray Teeth
Spotted Teeth
Blackish Teeth
Indented or Notched Teeth
Smooth, Glassy-Looking Teeth
Cracked Teeth
Telling the Truth: Your Throat, Voice, Neck, and Jaw
Lumps on the Front of the Neck
Lumps Elsewhere on the Neck
A Lump in the Throat
A Lump on the Jaw
Clicking Jaw
Stiff Jaw
Receding or Thrusting Chin
Frequent Yawning
Excessive Hiccupping
Chronic Coughing
Colored Phlegm
A Hoarse, Raspy Voice
A Sporadically Hoarse Voice
Frequent Throat Clearing
Trembly Voice
Slurred Speech
Suddenly Speaking with a Foreign Accent
Speaking Too Loudly or Too Softly
The Main Body of Evidence: Your Torso and Extremities
Mismatched Breasts
A Lump in the Breast
Lumpy Breasts
Swollen, Discolored Breasts
Enlarged Breasts in Men
Extra Breasts
Triple Nipples
Inverted Nipples
Crusty Nipples
Leaky Nipples
Apple-Shaped Body
Sudden or Unexplained Weight Change
Shrinking
Curved Back
Hunched Back
Unsteadiness
Stiff, Rigid Gait
Double-Jointedness
Stiff Joints
Creaky Knees
Being Left-Handed
Knobby Knuckles
Club-Like Fingers
Curled Fingers
Bump on the Wrist or Hand
Twisted Toes
A Bump on Your Heel
Body Tingling and Numbness
Numb or Tingly Extremities
That Funny-Bone Feeling
Tingly, Numb Fingers
Tingly, Numb Feet
Night Jerks
Jittery Legs
Leg Cramps During the Night
Leg Cramps During the Day
Tremors
Feeling Your Heart Beat
Cold Hands and Feet
Feeling Cold All Over
Feeling Hot When It's Not
Private Parts, Farts, and Body Wastes
Crooked Penis
A Prolonged Erection
Spotted Penis
Scrotal Swelling
A Swollen Penis Head
A Lump on the Testicle
Red Ejaculate
Penile Discharge
Vaginal Farts
Vaginal Discharge
A Gurgling Stomach
Excessive Burping
Frequent Farting
Feeling Bloated
Green Stools
Orange Stools
Red or Maroon Stools
Black, Tarry Stools
Pale Poop
Floating Feces
Greasy, Smelly Stools
Slimy Stools
Skinny Stools
Colored Urine
Smelly Urine
Sweet Pee
Foamy Urine
Cloudy Urine
Frequent Urination
Leaking Urine
Profuse Perspiration
Night Sweats
No Sweat
Smelly Sweat
Scratching the Surface: Your Nails and Skin
Changing Nail Colors
Strange Markings
Misshapen Nails
Texture Transformations
Unusual Skin Colors
Facial Marks and Masks
Body Patches and Patterns
Spots and Veins
Visible Veins
Lumps and Bumps
Texture Changes
Body Signs Review: Multisystem Diseases and Their Signs
Body of Resources: Recommended Websites and Books
My Body Signs Checkup Checklist
Index
About the Authors