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Living With Lupus : The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition - Sheldon Paul Blau

Living With Lupus

The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 8th September 2004
ISBN: 9780738209227
Number Of Pages: 263

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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 Itselfp. 1
The Difficult Diagnosisp. 13
What Causes Lupus--Maybep. 31
The Main Lupus Medsp. 51
Nine Lupus-Connected Conditionsp. 73
APS, Pregnancy, and Problems of Bothp. 97
Osteoporosis: Detection, Prevention, and Remedyp. 119
Other Medical Questionsp. 147
Tests, Trials, Trust: Doctor-Patient Relationsp. 161
Day After Day: Copingp. 173
Lupus in Children and Teensp. 197
Of Known Cause: The Other "Lupus"p. 209
On the Horizon: Future Therapies?p. 221
Glossaryp. 233
Selected Look-Up and Keep-Up Resourcesp. 241
Indexp. 247
About the Authorsp. 263
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ISBN: 9780738209227
ISBN-10: 0738209228
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 8th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.49  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised