Description - Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Tammi L. Shlotzhauer
This guide offers practical advice for the millions of people who live with this painful disease. Revised and expanded, this second edition brings readers up to date with methods of diagnosis and treatment. Building on their accessible explanation of the disease and its causes, the authors describe the essential components of care: medication, joint protection, physical activity and good nutrition. They provide a wealth of information on medications, including biologic response-modifiers, alternative and complementary approaches, and treatments for osteoporosis (which often accompanies rheumatoid arthritis), and they describe safe and effective ways to cope with pain, stiffness, and fatigue. The book helps readers understand their own emotional responses, as well as those of family and friends, and, because the disease often entails lifestyle changes, it provides practical advice for achieving as normal a life as possible.
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(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Author Biography - Tammi L. Shlotzhauer
Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, M.D., is clinical instructor of medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a practicing rheumatologist at Rheumatology Associates of Rochester. James L. McGuire, M.D., was chairman of the department of medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.