A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families

Author: Donald E. Thomas, Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409852

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 912

View: 9783

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any system and organ in the body. For the 1.4 million people in the United States who have lupus, an overactive immune system senses that different parts of the body do not belong, and it attacks these parts. The immune system may strike the cells that line the joints or tendons, for example, causing pain and swelling. An incredibly complex disease, lupus must be properly treated for the optimal health and well-being of the person who has it. The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention. Dr. Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics. -- from the Foreword by George C. Tsokos, M.D., Harvard Medical School
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A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Author: Daniel J. Wallace

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199987173

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 6101

Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fifth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta)--as well as other drugs in clinical trials. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America. Over a million Americans have lupus. The new Fifth Edition offers these patients and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.
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The Essential Clinician's Guide

Author: Daniel J. Wallace

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361967

Category: Medical

Page: 115

View: 3366

This book serves as a concise resource on the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of lupus. It is a practical, evidence-based volume that describes the pathophysiology of the condition, diagnostic strategies and tools, as well as current and emergerging therapeutic options.
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Self-help and Treatment

Author: Philippa Pigache

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897934873

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 135

View: 6986

Profiling the specific characteristics of lupus while citing common misdiagnoses and misunderstandings, a patient's resource draws on the latest findings and therapies to make recommendations for a range of topics, from symptom management and overcoming lifestyle challenges to coping during pregnancy and knowing when to call a doctor. Original.
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Alternative Therapies That Work

Author: Sharon Moore

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892818891

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

View: 737

More than four million Americans- 90 percent of them women- have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronice, debilitating disease of the autoimmune system that manifests as extreme fatigue, arthritic pain, rashes, and a host of other symptons.
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How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness

Author: Sara Gorman

Publisher: Sara Gorman

ISBN: 1439234892

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

View: 5151

Looking for a better way to manage life with a chronic illness? Despite Lupus will guide you through the proven steps needed to obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve.
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Everything You Need to Know, Revised Edition

Author: Robert G. Lahita,Robert H. Phillips

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186605

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 2496

A revised and updated edition of the bestselling resource for lupus patients, their families, and medical professionals A perennial bestseller, Lupus Q&A is the go-to guide for sufferers of a chronic autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.4 million people in the United States alone. Characterized by achy joints and skin rashes, lupus often mimics other diseases, making it tricky to diagnose and treat. In this completely revised and updated edition, Dr. Robert Lahita and Dr. Robert Phillips—leading experts on lupus—discuss topics in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow Q&A format. Lahita and Phillips review the newest drugs and explore beneficial complementary and alternative treatments, including new data on hormone use. Demystifying everything from diagnosis to the disease’s psychological impact, Lupus Q&A prepares readers to face the challenges ahead—and to restore their health and their lives.
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A Patient's Guide

Author: Gil Yosipovitch,Shawn G. Kwatra

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412349

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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We have all experienced itch, whether from insect bites or dry skin, but millions of people worldwide have chronic or even intractable itch. Just like chronic pain, chronic itch interferes with a person’s ability to function—and even affects quality of life. Living with Itch offers relief, drawing on the authors’ vast knowledge of itch, the suffering it causes, and available treatments. Itch researchers and clinicians Drs. Gil Yosipovitch and Shawn G. Kwatra explain the cascade of physiological events that causes us to experience itch. They describe the many skin diseases, from atopic dermatitis (eczema) to psoriasis, and conditions like chronic kidney disease, lymphoma, HIV, and neuropathies that cause itch. Living with Itch provides information on preventing itch as well as topical and systemic ways to treat it. Patient and parent narratives illustrate how people cope with itch and how, with medical and social support, itch can be managed. -- Jeffrey D. Bernhard, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Editor Emeritus, Journal of the American Academy of DermatologySusan Thornton, cutaneous lymphoma patient
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What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Mark D. Miller,Charles F. Reynolds III

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407078

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 534

Physical problems and emotional stresses, such as bereavement, health conditions, pain, concerns about the future, side effects of medications, and the accumulated effects of lifestyle choices, may lead to depression or anxiety in older people. However, as Drs. Mark D. Miller and Charles F. Reynolds III know, these mental disorders are not a natural or an inevitable part of aging. In Depression and Anxiety in Later Life, these psychiatrists show how depression and anxiety can be avoided or minimized by adapting to changing circumstances while controlling risk factors and getting help when it's needed. This reassuring book balances discussions of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of mental illness with descriptions of successful adaptive aging. Case studies illustrate the less obvious depression symptoms of irritability, disorganization, and social withdrawal. Readers will find information about memory loss, pain, sleep, nutrition, and end-of-life issues particularly helpful. Aging can be challenging, but it doesn’t always lead to depression or anxiety. Depression and Anxiety in Later Life will help older people, their family members, and caregivers make positive changes to take control of their own individual situations.
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Author: Daniel J. Wallace MD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199876223

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjögren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjögren's Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjögren's in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjögren's sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written by leading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjögren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjögren's is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjögren's suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.
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365 Tips for Living Well

Author: Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617052515

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 2517

EXPERT ADVICE AND STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE WITH LUPUS. Filled with practical tips and support, Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well offers reliable, easy to implement ways to face challenges and live your life to the fullest with lupus. This empowering guide is packed with information to help you: Get the medical care you need Learn about alternative and complementary therapies Manage lupus fog Reduce stress, fatigue, and flares Maintain healthy relationships with partners, friends, family, and children Deal with work-related issues, employers, and co-workers And much more. “Long-overdue, Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well is a comprehensive, yet easy to understand essential guide for individuals with lupus, their loved ones and anyone going through a possible diagnosis. By educating and empowering people to become actively engaged in their treatment and encouraging participation in the lupus community through advocacy and research, Jessica Rowshandel delivers a valuable resource at a time when the patient voice is more relevant than ever.” —KATHLEEN A. ARNTSEN, President and CEO of Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, lupus patient, and national autoimmune advocate
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Meal Plans & Recipes to Soothe Inflammation, Treat Flares, and Send Lupus Into Remission

Author: Laura Rellihan

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781939754141

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 5668

Fight chronic inflammation associated with lupus and build supportive lifestyle habits. With the meal plans, recipes, and guidance in The Lupus Diet Plan you can live a healthier and happier life free of debilitating lupus flares. More than 1.5 million Americans live with lupus, and while prescription medications offer many benefits, they also carry with them a number of side effects that can be just as painful and stressful as lupus itself. Most people are unfamiliar with the critical role that nutrition can play in soothing and healing their lupus symptoms and the side effects of common lupus medications. This was exactly the case for Laura Rellihan who, after years of struggling with debilitating symptoms, discovered that she could dramatically improve how lupus affected her by changing what she ate. Now a registered dietitian, Laura's written The Lupus Diet Plan so that those living with lupus don't have to wait any longer to find the relief and peace of mind they deserve. With The Lupus Diet Plan, integrated meal plans are just the beginning. You'll also get access to 100+ simple, delicious, anti-inflammatory recipes, handy food lists, and a daily gratitude and habit tracker with important tips for taking care of yourself. The Lupus Diet Plan presents 3 practical, 28-day meal plans: The Basic Lupus Diet Meal Plan offers a general anti-inflammatory diet plan with affordable, easy-to-find ingredients The Flare Soother Meal Plan treats symptom flares with super inflammation-fighting nutrients and super easy recipes The Kidney Care Meal Plan supports damaged kidneys with recipes low in sodium, potassium, and fat There is no known cure for lupus but you can effectively manage your lupus symptoms with the compassionate guidance in this comprehensive resource.
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Track Your Life with Lupus--Body, Mind, and Spirit

Author: Olivia Davenport

Publisher: Cabin Creek Publishing

ISBN: 9780996749855

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 178

View: 5257

For people living with Lupus, expressing what life is really like with an unpredictable autoimmune disease isn't easy. Lupus Diary: Track Your Life with Lupus--Body, Mind, and Spirit by Olivia Davenport gives Lupus patients a way to monitor how they're feeling physically, emotionally, and spiritually, using helpful prompts and inspiring quotes.
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A Clinician's Guide

Author: Maureen Davey,Karni Kissil,Laura Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317584082

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 1736

When a parent or parental figure is diagnosed with an illness, the family unit changes and clinical providers should consider using a family-centered approach to care, and not just focus on the patient coping with the illness. Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness describes theoretical frameworks, common parental illnesses and their course, family assessment tools, and evidence-supported family intervention programs that have the potential to significantly reduce negative psychosocial outcomes for families and promote resilience. Most interventions described are culturally sensitive, for use with diverse populations in diverse practice settings, and were developed for two-parent, single-parent, and blended families.
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Author: Warwick Anderson,Ian R. Mackay

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421415348

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Autoimmune diseases, which affect 5 to 10 percent of the population, are as unpredictable in their course as they are paradoxical in their cause. They produce persistent suffering as they follow a drawn-out, often lifelong, pattern of remission and recurrence. Multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes—the diseases considered in this book—are but a handful of the conditions that can develop when the immune system goes awry. Intolerant Bodies is a unique collaboration between Ian Mackay, one of the prominent founders of clinical immunology, and Warwick Anderson, a leading historian of twentieth-century biomedical science. The authors narrate the changing scientific understanding of the cause of autoimmunity and explore the significance of having a disease in which one’s body turns on itself. The book unfolds as a biography of a relatively new concept of pathogenesis, one that was accepted only in the 1950s. In their description of the onset, symptoms, and course of autoimmune diseases, Anderson and Mackay quote from the writings of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Heller, Flannery O’Connor, and other famous people who commented on or grappled with autoimmune disease. The authors also assess the work of the dedicated researchers and physicians who have struggled to understand the mysteries of autoimmunity. Connecting laboratory research, clinical medicine, social theory, and lived experience, Intolerant Bodies reveals how doctors and patients have come to terms, often reluctantly, with this novel and puzzling mechanism of disease causation. -- Sir Gustav Nossal
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Stay Smart, Strong, and Active

Author: Edward H. Thompson Jr.,Lenard W. Kaye

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421410575

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 584

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As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to "what's next." They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man’s perspective. Edward H. Thompson, Jr., and Lenard W. Kaye—a medical sociologist and a gerontologist and social worker—offer invaluable information in four parts: • "Managing Our Lives" describes the actions men can take to stay healthy. Here is information about how to eat well, reduce stress, and stay active for better overall health.• "Mind and Body" considers how physical health and state of mind are connected. It explores sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and attitudes about appearance—and explains how all of these factors affect mental health. • "Bodily Health" examines how body systems function and what changes may occur as men age. It covers the body from head to toe and reviews how to manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart conditions. • "Living with Others" shows the importance of interacting with friends and family. Topics include sexual intimacy, friendship, and caregiving, as well as how men can make the best decisions about end-of-life issues for themselves and their loved ones. Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years "winding down," this book will help men reinvent themselves once, twice, or more—by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities. -- Christian Perring
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How a Medical Doctor Healed Herself Naturally with Supermarket Foods

Author: Brooke Goldner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781516994021

Category: Systemic lupus erythematosus

Page: 110

View: 1339

Brooke Goldner, M.D. is a board certified physician known world-wide for being a medical doctor who has developed a nutrition-based treatment for for her own autoimmune disease, Lupus. In this personal and intimate story, she takes you through the pain of her illness and her miraculous recovery, and how she discovered the simple yet powerful way to help the human body heal through proper nourishment. Dr. Goldner makes it easy to understand this essential information on how food can cause and heal disease, teaching it simply and plainly. She created easy to follow steps you can take to achieving better health yourself using supermarket foods. Also included are her favorite recipes for getting healthier. This is a second edition with proper formatting. First edition issues have been resolved.
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The Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus

Author: Milly Diericx

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781630478742

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

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Milly Diericx nearly died in a full-blown Lupus attack. But she not only survived - she learned to thrive. In these pages, she reveals the keys to her survival, how she reframed what was happening to her, and the practical ways to alleviate common physical symptoms and emotions related to this disease. Befriending The Wolf: A Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus is a comprehensive guide to alternative methods of healing for this pervasive ailment. You will experience self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and proven, practical tips from the inside-out. Milly Diericx has dedicated her life to trying alternative healing modalities, speaking clearly and honestly about them and their efficacy. Milly reveals how the answer to the unique questions posed by having an autoimmune disease can be found in a three-tiered system, approaching our physical, mental-emotional and spiritual dimensions in order to bring greater healing to our whole beings. Befriending The Wolf: A Guide to Living and Thriving with Lupus brings together home remedies, tips, alternative techniques and healing methods designed to make autoimmune disease sufferers more comfortable, their symptoms easier to manage and alleviate, and their general outlook more positive and proactive by befriending the condition and learning to work with it, instead of against it. If you or anyone you know is suffering from Lupus or any other autoimmune disease and you're interested in getting back in the driver's seat, this is the guide for you.
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Habits and Rituals for Thriving with an Autoimmune Disease--Body, Mind, and Spirit

Author: Olivia Davenport

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996749848

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 122

View: 1210

For the over 1.5 million Americans living with Lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease, finding peace in an all-too-often stormy life can be daunting-even in the mildest of cases. But with the habits and rituals of "Live a Beautiful Life with Lupus," author and Lupus patient, Olivia Davenport shows how a path to a better life is possible.
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How to Be Young, Successful and Fabulous (with Lupus)

Author: Jodie Nimigon-Young,Jessica Kundapur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993849404

Category: Systemic lupus erythematosus

Page: 184

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Can you be a young person with lupus and still be successful and fabulous? Yes! Fabulupus helps you navigate your complicated life as a youth with lupus and shows you how to live your life to the fullest. Authors Jodie and Jessica were diagnosed with lupus when they were 13 and 26 respectively. They know what you're going through and they know the challenges that you may face. They also know that you can accomplish your goals and have an amazing life. Unlike other books about lupus, this book focuses on the life stuff and was written for young people with lupus by young people with lupus. Using their personal experiences, Jodie and Jessica provide the "tips and tricks" that helped them to survive, succeed and be fabulous (with lupus). www.fabulupus.com
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