Health Reference Series: Women's Health Concerns Source Book

Editor/Author Maharaja, Silva Ganesh
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1577-3
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 19
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, provides updated information about the medical issues of most significance to women. It explains female anatomy and reports on women's health and wellness topics, including vaccination and screening recommendations, fitness and nutrition guidelines, and tips for healthy aging. It also discusses breast health, sexual and reproductive issues, conditions that disproportionately affect women and the leading causes of death and disability in women.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction to Women's Health
  • Chapter 1—The Female Body
  • Section 1.1—Breast Anatomy
  • Section 1.2—The Female Reproductive System
  • Section 1.3—Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle
  • Section 1.4—Puberty
  • Section 1.5—Perimenopause and Menopause
  • Chapter 2—Women's Health Statistics
  • Chapter 3—Health Concerns of Women with Disabilities
  • Chapter 4—Lesbian and Bisexual Health Concerns
  • Chapter 5—Violence against Women and How to Get Help
  • Part II: Maintaining Women's Health and Wellness
  • Chapter 6—Nutrition and Exercise Recommendations
  • Section 6.1—Nutrition and Vitamins for Women
  • Section 6.2—Heart-Healthy Eating
  • Section 6.3—Folic Acid
  • Section 6.4—Physical Activity Guidelines for Women
  • Chapter 7—Obesity and Weight Loss
  • Chapter 8—Dealing with Sleep Disorders and Tips for Getting Better Sleep
  • Chapter 9—Managing Stress
  • Chapter 10—Preventing Vision and Hearing Problems
  • Chapter 11—Healthy Aging Tips for Women
  • Section 11.1—Food Choices for Healthy Aging
  • Section 11.2—How to Be Active for Health
  • Section 11.3—Medication for Older Women
  • Section 11.4—Talking with Your Healthcare Provider
  • Chapter 12—Women-Related Health Conditions and CAM
  • Chapter 13—Avoiding Risk Factors for Common Health Concerns
  • Section 13.1—Women and High Cholesterol Prevention
  • Section 13.2—Preventing and Controlling High Blood Pressure
  • Section 13.3—Health Risks of Smoking and How to Quit Smoking
  • Section 13.4—Women's Alcohol Consumption and How It Affects Health
  • Section 13.5—Sunscreen Use and Avoiding Tanning Decrease Skin Cancer Risk
  • Section 13.6—Safe Use of Cosmetics
  • Chapter 14—Recommended Screenings for Women
  • Section 14.1—Preventive Healthcare Screenings for Women
  • Section 14.2—What Are Mammograms (Breast Cancer Screening)?
  • Section 14.3—Breast Self-Examination
  • Section 14.4—Pap Tests (Cervical Cancer Screening)
  • Section 14.5—Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Section 14.6—Osteoporosis Screening (Bone Density Testing)
  • Section 14.7—How to Spot Skin Cancer
  • Chapter 15—Immunizations for Women
  • Section 15.1—Recommended Immunizations for Women of Reproductive Age
  • Section 15.2—Vaccinations for Women with Chronic Conditions
  • Section 15.3—Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
  • Part III: Breast and Gynecological Concerns
  • Chapter 16—Nonmalignant Breast Conditions
  • Section 16.1—Breast Changes
  • Section 16.2—Common Breast Infections Due to Breastfeeding
  • Section 16.3—Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Chapter 17—Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Chapter 18—Menstrual Irregularities
  • Section 18.1—Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)
  • Section 18.2—Amenorrhea (Absent Menstrual Periods)
  • Section 18.3—Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstrual Periods)
  • Section 18.4—Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)
  • Chapter 19—Menopausal Concerns
  • Section 19.1—Premature Menopause (Premature Ovarian Failure)
  • Section 19.2—Treating the Symptoms of Menopause
  • Section 19.3—Menopause and Sexuality
  • Section 19.4—Menopausal Hormone Therapy
  • Chapter 20—Ovarian Pain and Disorders of the Ovaries
  • Section 20.1—Ovarian Cysts
  • Section 20.2—Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Chapter 21—Endometriosis
  • Chapter 22—Uterine Fibroids
  • Chapter 23—Disorders of the Cervix
  • Section 23.1—Cervical Dysplasia
  • Section 23.2—Cervical Polyps
  • Section 23.3—Cervicitis
  • Chapter 24—Vaginal and Pelvic Infections
  • Section 24.1—Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Section 24.2—Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Section 24.3—Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Section 24.4—Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Chapter 25—Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Section 25.1—Cystocele
  • Section 25.2—Rectocele
  • Section 25.3—Uterine Prolapse
  • Chapter 26—Vulval Disorders
  • Section 26.1—Vaginitis (Vulvovaginitis)
  • Section 26.2—Vulvodynia
  • Chapter 27—Gynecological Procedures
  • Section 27.1—Common Gynecological Procedures
  • Section 27.2—Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
  • Section 27.3—Hysterectomy
  • Part IV: Sexual and Reproductive Concerns
  • Chapter 28—Understanding Your Sexuality
  • Chapter 29—Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Section 29.1—Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse)
  • Section 29.2—Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Section 29.3—Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Chapter 30—Birth Control
  • Section 30.1—Birth Control Methods and Effectiveness
  • Section 30.2—Emergency Contraception
  • Chapter 31—Abortion
  • Section 31.1—Medical Abortion Procedures
  • Section 31.2—Surgical Abortion Procedures
  • Chapter 32—Infertility and Infertility Treatment Options
  • Chapter 33—Having a Healthy Pregnancy
  • Section 33.1—Preconception and Prenatal Care
  • Section 33.2—Pregnancy and Medicines
  • Section 33.3—Nutrition and Fitness during Pregnancy
  • Chapter 34—The Birth of Your Baby
  • Section 34.1—Labor and Delivery Basics
  • Section 34.2—Premature Labor and Birth
  • Section 34.3—Maternal Health Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Chapter 35—Recovering from Birth and Managing Postpartum Depression
  • Chapter 36—Pregnancy Loss
  • Section 36.1—Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Section 36.2—Stillbirth
  • Section 36.3—Miscarriage
  • Part V: Gynecological and High-Prevalence Cancers in Women
  • Chapter 37—Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 38—Gynecological Cancers
  • Section 38.1—Cervical Cancer
  • Section 38.2—Ovarian Cancer
  • Section 38.3—Endometrial Cancer
  • Section 38.4—Vaginal Cancer
  • Section 38.5—Vulvar Cancers
  • Chapter 39—Colon and Rectal Cancers
  • Chapter 40—Lung Cancer
  • Chapter 41—Skin Cancer
  • Chapter 42—Thyroid Cancer
  • Part VI: Other Health Conditions with Issues of Significance to Women
  • Chapter 43—Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 44—Anemia and Bleeding Disorders
  • Section 44.1—Anemia
  • Section 44.2—Bleeding Disorders
  • Chapter 45—Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Chapter 46—Autoimmune and Related Diseases
  • Section 46.1—Autoimmune Diseases: An Overview
  • Section 46.2—Celiac Disease
  • Section 46.3—Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Section 46.4—Fibromyalgia
  • Section 46.5—Lupus
  • Section 46.6—Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chapter 47—Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Section 47.1—Heart Disease in Women
  • Section 47.2—Heart Attack and Women
  • Section 47.3—Stroke in Women
  • Section 47.4—Varicose and Spider Veins
  • Chapter 48—Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Women
  • Chapter 49—Chronic Pain
  • Chapter 50—Diabetes in Women
  • Chapter 51—Female Athlete Triad
  • Chapter 52—Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disorders Common in Women
  • Section 52.1—Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Section 52.2—Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Section 52.3—Gallstones
  • Chapter 53—Lung Disease in Women
  • Chapter 54—Mental Health Concerns among Women
  • Section 54.1—Anxiety Disorders
  • Section 54.2—Depression in Women
  • Section 54.3—Eating Disorders
  • Section 54.4—Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Chapter 55—Migraine Headaches in Women
  • Chapter 56—Osteoporosis
  • Chapter 57—Thyroid Disorders in Women
  • Chapter 58—Urinary Tract Disorders
  • Section 58.1—Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)
  • Section 58.2—Urinary Incontinence in Women
  • Section 58.3—Urinary Tract Infections in Women
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 59—Glossary of Women
  • Chapter 60—Directory of Women