Here from the American Medical Association—the most trusted name in health—is the first comprehensive, up-to-date guidebook to help men and their loved ones understand the male body and learn how men can achieve their optimal level of health and fitness.
Giving you the most current medical knowledge on prevention as well as treatment, the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health is designed to be both a quick reference and a lasting source of reliable medical information. You can read a section to learn more about how your body works and how to keep it healthy. And you can refer to it for specific answers about a medical problem, a doctor’s diagnosis, or a recommended treatment.
The first part of the book introduces you to the fundamentals and benefits of a healthy lifestyle. You’ll find out the latest information about the value of eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep. Emphasizing prevention and health-promoting strategies, the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health explains such essentials as how to:
- Improve your cholesterol profile and lower your blood pressure to prevent diseases
- Develop an appropriate exercise program
- Practice safer sex
- Handle stress
- Recognize the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
- Overcome sleep problems
- And much more
The second part of the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health provides extensive coverage of each system of the male body: heart, blood, and circulation; reproductive system; digestive system; urinary tract; brain and nervous system; immune system; lungs; bones and joints; eyes and ears; and teeth and gums.
Drawing on the latest, most reliable research, the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health explains how the body’s systems work and describes the common disorders that can affect them. Each chapter details the function of a particular body system and the symptoms of the illnesses related to it. The book also highlights the procedures used to diagnose a disease and explains the treatment and surgical options a doctor might recommend along with their side effects, risks, and benefits. You’ll find answers to questions about everything from heart disease and cancer to cosmetic surgery; diverticulitis and kidney stones to hepatitis C; prostate health and erectile dysfunction to sexually transmitted diseases and contraception.
Throughout the book, charts, illustrations, and boxes with tips and explanations help you understand what’s happening in your body, how to recognize warning signs of an illness, and what course to take for prevention and treatment.
There is no more trusted or authoritative source of medical and health information than the American Medical Association. Written for every man and his loved ones, the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health provides all the knowledge you need to make healthy choices and informed decisions about your lifestyle, your health, and your healthcare.
For more than 150 years, the American Medical Association has been the leading group of medical experts in the nation and one of the most respected health-related organizations in the world. The AMA continues to work to advance the art and science of medicine and to be an advocate for patients and the voice of physicians in the United States.