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Blessed Health: The African-American Woman's Guide to Physical and Spiritual Well-being

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Blessed Health offers African-American women the medical information and inspirational motivation they need to achieve total health -- a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Many black women will go to church all day every Sunday but won't take one day out of the year to get a Pap test and mammogram done. Yet that yearly doctor's visit could help save lives. Often the first people to pray when a serious illness strikes, black women may be the last to seek timely medical care. As a result, they are suffering with, and dying from, manageable illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes more than any other group in the United States.
It doesn't have to be that way. Don't wait until a health emergency happens before turning to your faith and your physician. You can achieve optimal health by arming yourself with medical knowledge and a strong spiritual base. Research has proven that a well-nurtured spiritual self can help to replenish, rejuvenate, and safeguard your physical self.
Written by a prominent African-American OB/GYN and a highly respected journalist, Blessed Health is a personal health and spirituality guide for every stage of a black woman's life. Included here is important information on:
  • How your body works, and what can be done to prevent or help solve common health problems, including pelvic infections and fibroid tumors
  • How to find a doctor that ministers to your physical and emotional needs
  • How to successfully cope with illness, from a faith perspective
  • How spiritual wisdom and prayer can decrease the harmful effects of stress
  • How best to take care of your breasts and reproductive organs, and decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer

and much, much more, including the latest on managing menopause.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780743410427
ISBN-10: 0743410424
Pagini: 448
Ilustrații: 15 line drawings
Dimensiuni: 140 x 214 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Editura: ATRIA
Colecția Atria Books

Cuprins

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. WHAT MAKES SISTERS UNIQUE?

Health Concerns

Distrust of Health Care Professionals

Poverty and Lack of Insurance

Lack of Knowledge

Family Traditions

The Health Care System Itself

It's Time for a Change

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


2. UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY AND SOUL

A Brief Overview of the Female Reproductive System

The Brain/Body Connection

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


3. TAKE TIME TO TAKE STOCK

Get in Touch with You -- A Health Inventory

Assessing Your Answers

Checkups and Tests

Age-by-Age Test Guide

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


4. THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE

Are All Doctors Alike?

Finding the Right Doctor

Getting the Most from Doctor Visits

Understanding Insurance

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


5. COMMON ILLNESSES, SIMPLE CURES

Vaginitis

Bladder Infections

Other Minor Conditions

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


6. A WOMAN'S BODY -- DEALING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS

Fibroids

Endometriosis

Adenomyosis

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Adnexal Mass

Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP)

Pelvic Relaxation

Menstrual Disorders

Uterine Anomalies

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

HIV and AIDS

Cancer

Rare Gynecologic Cancers

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


7. IF YOU NEED SURGERY

Knowledge Is Power

Common Surgeries

Before You Consent -- Seven Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Do You Really Need a Second Opinion?

Caring for the Incision

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


8. BACK TO BASICS -- NUTRITION AND EXERCISE

Work That Body

Walking the Walk

Pump It Up

You Are What You Eat

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


9. CARING FOR YOUR BREASTS

The ABCs of Breasts

From Buds to Breasts

A Little TLC

Breast Basics

Could It Be Cancer?

The Facts About Cosmetic Surgery

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


10. THE ABCs OF PREGNANCY

A Good Start -- Preparing for Pregnancy

The Expectant Mother

The Anatomy of Pregnancy

Testing, Testing

How Your Body Changes

Staying Fit

Complications of Pregnancy

Labor and Delivery

Pregnancy after Age 35

Infertility

Preventing Pregnancy

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


11. MANAGING MENOPAUSE

Demystifying Menopause

Signs of Menopause

Raising the Stakes -- The More Serious Effects of Menopause

Osteoporosis -- The Brittle Bone Disease

The Menopause/Heart Disease Connection

Managing Menopause -- Is Estrogen the Solution?

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


12. NOT FOR MEN ONLY -- DISEASES THAT STRIKE SISTERS, TOO

Cardiovascular Disease

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Coronary Artery Disease

Stroke

Diabetes

Lung Cancer

Colon Cancer

Rx: A Prescription for Your Soul


Appendix A: The Prescription Center

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: Resources

Appendix D: Sources

Index