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Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Author: Tammi L Shlotzhauer
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
Describes new findings about causes and treatments, including - New research on risk factors and triggers, including pathologic bacteria in the digestive tract, smoking, and exposure to pollutants and chemicals - Lifestyle and diet modifications that can help avoid potential triggers - How stress contributes to inflammation and other symptoms - Information about new biologic disease-modifying drugs - Promising  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tammi L Shlotzhauer
ISBN: 9781421414263 1421414260 9781421414270 1421414279
OCLC Number: 863382084
Description: xix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Defining rheumatoid arthritis --
Learning about rheumatoid arthritis. The joints and rheumatoid arthritis ; The course and prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis ; Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis : why so many tests? ; Outside the joints : other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis --
Coping with rheumatoid arthritis. Lifestyle and coping strategies ; Coping with pain and fatigue ; Coping with emotions : yours and everyone else's --
Exercises and rehabilitation. Protecting your joints ; Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis ; Specific exercises --
Medications. Meditations past, present, future ; Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and COX-2 inhibitors ; Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) ; Biotherapies : biologics, kinase inhibitors, and a biologic medical device ; Corticosteroids ; Osteoporosis treatments --
Beyond medications : other treatments. Alternative and complementary therapies ; Nutrition : diets, nutrients, and nutritional supplements ; Surgery for rheumatoid arthritis --
Practical matters. Disability benefits, insurance, and other financial matters ; Other issues --
Closing thoughts.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Responsibility: Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, M.D.


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An indispensable book for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and their families... In addition to explaining the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. Read more...

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