Living with Lupus
The Complete Guide 2nd Revised edition
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Living with Lupus by Sheldon Paul Blau
Book DescriptionAn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738209227
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sheldon Paul Blau
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Dr. Blau almost died after undergoing open heart surgery, not from the surgery or heart disease, but from infectious bacteria introduced during the operation. In this book, he offers concrete advice to help patients play a role in their own treatment and recovery, including ways to avoid the most common hospital-related errors.
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Author Biography - Sheldon Paul Blau
Sheldon Paul Blau, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dodi Schultz is an award-winning science writer. She coauthored Lupus: The Body Against Itself, the seminal and groundbreaking book on lupus.
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