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Allergies: Answers at Your Fingertips

Written by Dr Joanne Clough, a senior lecturer in respiratory medicine, Allergies is an authoritative handbook covering a broad range of conditions. It provides information on therapies and management of allergies, as well as what to do in an emergency.

Alzheimer's and other Dementias: Answers at Your Fingertips

An informative guide to Alzheimer’s and other dementias, this book includes:

Asthma: Answers at Your Fingertips

This 5th edition of Asthma: Answers at Your Fingertips answers real questions about asthma asked by people with asthma and their families, and answered by experts in the practical treatment of asthma. It helps you take control of your condition, so that you can lead a normal, active life, free of symptoms.

Eczema: Answers at Your Fingertips

Eczema is an itching skin condition that can be difficult to deal with without the right treatment or advice. This handbook will guide you through the maze of old wives’ tales, unscientific advice and outdated treatments.

With practical and medically accurate answers to hundreds of questions on every aspect of living with the condition, it will help you find ways to manage your own eczema to fit in with your lifestyle and activities.

Epilepsy and Your Child: The 'At Your Fingertips' Guide

Epilepsy is a confusing and occasionally frightening subject to be faced with. This practical handbook answers hundreds of questions from parents of children with epilepsy. Their experiences and the authors’ expert answers give you the knowledge to help your child lead a happy, healthy, and normal life.

Epilepsy: The 'At Your Fingertips' Guide

Covering all aspects of epilepsy, this practical handbook guides the reader through the complicated maze of diagnosis and treatment, and shows them how to deal with their epilepsy with confidence. Two experts in the field answer over 220 real questions from people with epilepsy, offering advice on how to live an active and full life.

Also available as an audiobook.

Gout: Answers at Your Fingertips

Gout is an inflammatory arthritic condition, which is becoming increasingly common in both men and women. Characterised by painful, swollen joints, gout can occur in acute, intermittent attacks or it can develop into a crippling chronic disease.

Attacks are typically brought on by:

This is an invaluable question and answer guide for people suffering from gout, and answers 176 questions from patients about dealing with the condition. It dispels the myth that this is just a problem suffered by the over indulgent, and provides the best advice on treatment and alleviating painful symptoms.

Heart Health: Answers at Your Fingertips

Heart Health is the fourth edition of this popular book in the Answers at Your Fingertips series.

It tells you how to keep your heart healthy, and how to strengthen it if has already been affected by heart disease. The book answers over 420 patients’ questions on all aspects of heart health – from coronary heart disease to angina, from palpitations to vascular disease.

It explains what causes heart disease and tells you how to prevent problems or how to deal with them if they arise. It tells you everything you need to know about healthy eating and taking exercise – and the dangers of miracle diets and unproven treatments. It provides an easy-to-follow plan to adapt your lifestyle for a full and active life, and tackles the questions you may feel uneasy asking your doctor.

IBS: Answers at Your Fingertips

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is often dismissed as a trivial complaint blown out of all proportion by neurotic hypochondriacs. The reality is very different. It is an extremely common and distressing problem affecting up to 20% of us at any one time.

The symptoms of IBS include bloating, wind, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, and the condition can vary in severity. Some people have occasional mild symptoms; others experience frequent unpleasant bouts of IBS that can dominate their whole lives.

If you suffer from IBS, this book will answer the questions that you were too embarrassed to ask. Based on his long experience as a consultant gastroenterologist, Dr Shmueli provides detailed guidance on all aspects of the condition, answering over 430 questions from people with IBS.

Menopause: Answers at Your Fingertips

The menopause is an inevitable — and natural — part of every woman’s life. Two-thirds of women suffer from one of the many characteristic symptoms and one in five finds that it profoundly affects their mood and quality of life.

This useful book shows that there are many ways to improve and even banish symptoms. Dr Currie answers over 160 questions from real women in this down-to-earth guide. She encourages you to use the information in this book to manage your menopause in a way that best suits you and your lifestyle.

Migraine and other Headaches: Answers at Your Fingertips

This book provides information on all the different types of migraine and their symptoms, plus guidance on the other most common types of headaches.

The author also covers:

Multiple Sclerosis: Answers at Your Fingertips

For many people the most disabling aspects of multiple sclerosis are uncertainty about the future and the unpredictability of the symptoms. Accurate information is essential to help you understand this difficult condition and minimise its effect on your life.

Written by four experts on MS, this comprehensive book answers 315 real questions asked by people with multiple sclerosis and their families. It covers the whole range of symptoms and treatments, and offers reliable and practical advice on living life with multiple sclerosis.

Osteoporosis: Answers at Your Fingertips

This invaluable guide answers 218 questions from people with osteoporosis and their families. With helpful advice on every aspect of this common condition, this is an essential handbook for those diagnosed with, or at risk from, osteoporosis.

Parkinson's: Answers at Your Fingertips

If you have any questions about managing Parkinson’s medication, treatments, benefits, finance, transport, holidays, or where to turn to for help and support – you will find the answers here.

Parkinson’s – the ‘At Your Fingertips’ guide covers all the drugs and other treatments commonly used in managing Parkinson’s; includes up-to-date information on services and benefits available; contains the latest information on research and clinical trials; explains all the medical jargon in plain English; and offers positive, practical advice on every aspect of living with Parkinson’s.

Stroke: Answers at Your Fingertips

Written by three experts, this inspiring book guides you and your family through all the stages of recovery. As well as providing clear explanations of the medical processes, tests, and treatments, Stroke: Answers at Your Fingertips covers all aspects of life after stroke — from personal care and mobility, to holidays, money and relationships.

Type 1 Diabetes: Answers at Your Fingertips

This practical handbook makes it easy to learn more about Type 1 diabetes.

The authors, Dr Charles Fox and Dr Anne Kilvert, comprehensively answer over 410 questions about every aspect of living with diabetes, and their constructive approach will give you all the knowledge you need to deal confidently with your diabetes.

Published in association with Diabetes UK.

Type 2 Diabetes: Answers at Your Fingertips is also available from the same authors.

Type 2 Diabetes: Answers at Your Fingertips

This practical handbook makes it easy to learn more about Type 2 diabetes.

The authors, Dr Charles Fox and Dr Anne Kilvert, comprehensively answer over 400 questions about every aspect of living with diabetes, and their constructive approach will give you all the knowledge you need to deal confidently with your diabetes.

Published in association with Diabetes UK.

Type 1 Diabetes: Answers at Your Fingertips is also available from the same authors.