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An estimated 1.4 million Americans, most of them women, suffer from lupus, a chronic auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks the body. With symptoms ranging from skin rashes to kidney dysfunction, lupus is a complicated and frustrating disease, the cause of which is still unknown.In the newly revised "Living with Lupus," Dr. Sheldon Blau helps patients, their caregivers, and their families and friends navigate this unpredictable disease. With sound, up-to-date advice on how to interpret symptoms, find a physician, choose the right treatments and medications, avoid the environmental factors that may trigger a flare-up, and reduce the risk of complications, "Living with Lupus" is the essential resource for maintaining a healthy and comfortable lifestyle in spite of lupus. Full of practical suggestions, cutting-edge medical information, and moving personal stories, "Living with Lupus" offers hope and reassurance.
"Friendly Fire": The Body Against Itself
The Difficult Diagnosis
What Causes Lupus--Maybe
The Main Lupus Meds
Nine Lupus-Connected Conditions
APS, Pregnancy, and Problems of Both
Osteoporosis: Detection, Prevention, and Remedy
Other Medical Questions
Tests, Trials, Trust: Doctor-Patient Relations
Day After Day: Coping
Lupus in Children and Teens
Of Known Cause: The Other "Lupus"
On the Horizon: Future Therapies?
Selected Look-Up and Keep-Up Resources
About the Authors
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ISBN: 9780738209227 ISBN-10: 0738209228 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 263 Published: 8th September 2004 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.49
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2 Edition Type: Revised