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Lupus : everything you need to know

Author: Sasha Bernatsky; Jean-Luc Senécal
Publisher: New York : Firefly Books, 2005.
Series: Your personal health series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An essential reference for patients and their caregivers. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million people in the United States are currently grappling with lupus. Lupus is a chronic disease caused by inflammation in one or more parts of the body. It can target any of the body's tissues, and its symptoms are many. Because every lupus experience is unique, it's often called 'the disease of a thousand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Popular Works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lupus.
New York : Firefly Books, 2005
(OCoLC)894931583
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sasha Bernatsky; Jean-Luc Senécal
ISBN: 1554070635 paperback 9781554070633 paperback
OCLC Number: 57517117
Notes: First printing.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Ch. 1. SLE: an autoimmune disease --
The healthy immune system --
What causes SLE? --
Ch. 2. The diagnosis of SLE --
Who gets SLE --
How is SLE diagnosed? --
Living with SLE --
Ch. 3. The signs and symptoms of SLE --
SLE and the kidneys --
The nervous system and SLE --
Blood clotting or antiphospholipid syndrome --
SLE and the skin --
Ch. 4. Treatments, drugs and side effects --
The role of the patient and doctor --
Antimalarial drugs --
Corticosteroids --
Steroid-sparing drugs --
NSAIDs and COX-II inhibitors --
Ch. 5. Complementary care and alternative therapies --
What are alternative therapies and complementary care? --
If you want to consider complementary therapies --
Exercise --
Diet --
Vitamins --
Ch. 6. Women --
from puberty to menopause --
From childhood to adulthood --
Menopause --
Ch. 7. Children and teens --
Helping your child to understand and cope with SLE --
Emotional impact of SLE on a young person --
How to know if a child has depression --
Effects on the whole family --
Young people with SLE and their peers --
Important signs and symptoms of SLE --
Adolescent problems --
Ch. 8. Coping with SLE --
Disease-related challenges --
What Is coping? --
Stress --
Dealing with life's big questions --
Ch. 9. What does the future hold? --
The search for a cause --
Diagnosis --
Advances in therapy --
Combating complications --
Further resources --
Table of drug names --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: Your personal health series.
Responsibility: Sasha Bernatsky, MD, and Jean-Luc Senecal, MD, editors.
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An essential reference for patients and their caregivers. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million people in the United States are currently grappling with lupus. Lupus is a chronic disease caused by inflammation in one or more parts of the body. It can target any of the body's tissues, and its symptoms are many. Because every lupus experience is unique, it's often called 'the disease of a thousand faces.' Written for non-medical readers, this authoritative reference provides clear, detailed information on: - How lupus works within the body - What can be done to manage and minimize symptoms - Drug treatments - Alternative therapies - Concerns particular to women and children. Lupus is an essential guide for patients diagnosed with this disease as well as their caregivers. ... Publisher description.

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