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Coping with Lyme Disease : A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment - Denise V Lang

Coping with Lyme Disease

A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment

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Published: 1st June 2004
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Now completely revised and updated-the bible for the thousands who contract Lyme disease each year
Lyme disease, transmitted through the bite of a tick, is one of our nation's fastest-growing epidemics. Since "Coping with Lyme Disease" was first published in 1993, the number of sufferers afflicted by this debilitating condition has grown alarmingly.
Every chapter has been thoroughly revised and new information about the long-term neurological effects of Lyme disease and congential and chronic versions of the illness has been added.
This comprehensive guide includes
- basic prevention tips
- a detailed catalog of the physical and psychological symptoms to look for
- a complete look at the medical and home care options and insurance policies available to patients
- a special discussion of Lyme's effects on women, children, and the elderly
- an expanded resource guide, with listings of news publications, state-by-state support groups, and special family services
This fully updated third edition informs readers of the latest medical findings in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease-providing crucial information about newly discovered Lyme-related illnesses, electromagnetic procedures, clinical and antibiotic therapies, and curative nutritional products now on the market. A longtime bestseller, this authoritative book is an essential tool for all Lyme disease sufferers.

..".Lang's work is the most comprehensive. Well written and well documented, this is recommended for all consumer health collections."

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Recognizing the Varied Aspects of Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease: The Cost in Human Termsp. 7
Recognizing Symptoms and Seeking Helpp. 24
Co-infections Mean Complicationsp. 41
Developing a Therapeutic Alliancep. 46
Translating Those Tests into Englishp. 55
"I'm Not Crazy, I Have Lyme!"p. 68
The Politics of Diagnosing Lyme Diseasep. 86
Special Ages, Special Problems
The Young Childp. 107
The Teenagerp. 121
Womenp. 134
The Pregnant Womanp. 139
The Eldersp. 148
Lyme Disease in Animalsp. 157
Getting Treatment and Support
Treatment: The Long and Short of Itp. 167
Chronic Lyme Diseasep. 184
Home Care Systems: The Modern House Callp. 190
What's Insurance For?p. 202
Diet and Nutritionp. 219
Adjunctive and Supportive Therapiesp. 226
Practical Prevention and Public Healthp. 236
Support and Activism: A Vital Linkp. 249
Conclusion: A Challenge to Fightp. 261
Glossary of Termsp. 265
Lyme Disease Support Groupsp. 273
Helpful Links and Websitesp. 297
Active Newslettersp. 305
Bibliographyp. 309
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780805075632
ISBN-10: 0805075631
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised