Finding Your Way around Your Body - dummies

Finding Your Way around Your Body

Part of Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

When you develop a new health problem in a particular area of your body, it can help to know which structures are beneath your skin. The following diagrams give you some clues.

Areas of the human body

Certain areas of your body have special names, which are worth knowing about, particularly if you want to read up about your symptoms or want to tell your doctor on the phone where your problem is located.


Bones in your body

Humans have over 200 bones in their bodies – but you don’t need to know about every one of them. This diagram shows you where to locate and identify the larger ones.


Human body organs

In some cases, health symptoms may be caused by damaged or diseased underlying organs. This diagram helps you find out where your organs are inside your body.