Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next

Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next

As featured on CBS This Morning, The Dr. Oz Show, and Lifehacker.

A comprehensive, light-hearted resource for the hypochondriac in all of us, from two Columbia University doctors who review dozens of symptoms and offer advice on when to chill out, make a doctor’s appointment, or go to the hospital.

Cardiologists at Columbia University Medical Center, Christopher Kelly, MD, and Marc Eisenberg, MD, FACC, are both highly accomplished physicians and health experts. Though they treat people of all ages with diverse health concerns, the one question most patients really want to know is, “Am I dying?!”

Most new symptoms turn out to be minor. Most likely, that stuffy nose isn’t a sign of cancer. But sometimes a headache isn’t just a temporary nuisance; it could be a sign of a serious condition. None of us wants to ignore a problem that could harm our health or even cause death. Though the internet offers a wealth of data, it can also be a source of harmful misinformation. So if you have a new symptom, how worried should you be?

In Am I Dying?!, Dr. Kelly and Dr. Eisenberg walk you through the most common symptoms—from back pain, bloating, chest pain, constipation, and forgetfulness to fatigue, rashes, shortness of breath, and weakness— and provide helpful, conversational guidance on what to do. Organized in a humorous, easy-to-access format and packed with practical information and expert advice, Am I Dying?! is an essential resource every household needs.

Title:Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next
ISBN:9780062847614

    Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next Reviews

  • Sheri

    Healthcare is expensive. So when a new and unexpected symptom crops up, we’d all like to know beforehand if it’s really necessary to go to the doctor. This humorous and easy to read home reference...

  • Doris

    At first, I was intrigued by the title after spotting the book due to it's bright red colour. Once I started reading, I simply could not put it down - and, no, I am not a hypochondriac!Essentially, it...

  • Marika

    Do you tend to be a hypochondriac? Do you have medical questions that you're too embarrassed to ask? If so, then this is the book for you. Each chapter is broken up by the part of the body with chapte...

  • Dee

    You would think this would not be a good book to read for someone with hypochondriac tendencies (like myself), but actually it’s oddly comforting. It puts a lot into perspective. It’s not going to...

  • Cristina Wood

    Well written in layman terms. A great book to keep on a hypochondriac's shelf....

  • Pam Ostdahl

    Great book to have as a reference before you go to the doctor....

  • Amy

    Great resource instead of turning to Dr. Google. The humor in the book will set you at ease, even if your symptoms are something you should see a doctor about sooner rather than later....

  • Janet

    I was surprised by the specificity of some of the ailments the authors covered, expecting a much more generalized collection of vague symptoms. It’s a very informative book, and actually helped me f...

  • Tracy T

    2019 POP Sugar Challenge - A book with a question in the title...

  • Alison Shelley

    Hilarious - actually loled at one point....