The Whole Life Prostate Book

The Whole Life Prostate Book

Everything That Every Man-at Every Age-needs to Know About Maintaining Optimal Prostate Health

Book - 2012 | 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
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One of the world's preeminent prostate cancer doctors offers the authoritative and definitive guide for men of all ages for better prostate health and longevity. The book is sure to become for prostate health what Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has been for breast health--the book that everyone will want to read.

MEN TODAY face a growing health crisis. More than twenty million nationwide are affected by a prostate health issue, and more than two hundred thousand are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Many of these problems are preventable because they are related to the chronic diseases of age associated with poor health choices. Dr. H. Ballentine Carter is a preeminent expert in the diagnosis and management of prostate disease, and he believes that it's never too late--or too early--to make important changes to improve and maintain overall prostate health. Dr. Carter provides men of all ages the one resource that details what needs to be done when in crisis, but more important, he supplies crucial advice about how to prevent a prostate crisis from ever occurring.

Whether a man is in his twenties, thirties, or sixties, he is one day closer to being told he has a prostate problem. But positive lifestyle changes that incorporate diet, exercise, and health maintenance can significantly lower those odds. Dr. Carter shows you how in this comprehensive and authoritative guide, The Whole Life Prostate Book . With wisdom gleaned from his many years in the field, Dr. Carter cuts through the overwhelming amount of information--and misinformation--on the topic, arming men with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions about prevention, testing, and treatment. In clear language, he explains how to read test results and outlines the management options available for lower urinary tract symptoms; inflammation of the prostate; and management strategies for prostate cancer, including no immediate treatment--an approach pioneered by Dr. Carter himself that's designed to preserve quality of life.

Filled with simple and nutritious recipes, easy-to-follow workout routines, and a straightforward approach to demystifying the complex medical jargon of prostate disease, The Whole Life Prostate Book is an empowering manual for maintaining optimal health throughout a man's life.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451621211
Branch Call Number: 616.65 CARTER
Characteristics: xxii, 467 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Couzens, Gerald Secor


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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GD 210 C 2012

May 13, 2013

Very informative and a well written book.

Nov 17, 2012

Well written and easy to understand.

Jun 29, 2012

Excellent, well-written, authoritative information on men's prostate health, with special attention given to demystifying prostate cancer. Very helpful diagrams accompany the clearly written text that describes how the urogenital system works in men (with some comments demonstrating similar systems in women). Even though I don't face cancer yet, I was reassured that if I ever do, it may not need to be operated upon or treated with harsh chemicals or radiation. The authors emphasizes "watchful waiting", awareness without the disruptive, damaging, premature action that the very thought of cancer seems to inspire in many people. Highly recommended!


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