Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies
Author: Rosalind Kalb,Barbara Giesser,Kathleen Costello
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781118175873

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Discusses the options available for treating the disease, and offers advice on managing symptoms, dealing with relapses, developing a healthly diet and lifestyle, and planning for the future.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Committee on Multiple Sclerosis: Current Status and Strategies for the Future
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2001-08-10
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780309072854

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease of the nervous system, affecting about 1 million people worldwide. Even though it has been known for over a hundred years, no cause or cure has yet been discovered-but now there is hope. New therapies have been shown to slow the disease progress in some patients, and the pace of discoveries about the cellular machinery of the brain and spinal cord has accelerated. This book presents a comprehensive overview of multiple sclerosis today, as researchers seek to understand its processes, develop therapies that will slow or halt the disease and perhaps repair damage, offer relief for specific symptoms, and improve the abilities of MS patients to function in their daily lives. The panel reviews existing knowledge and identifies key research questions, focusing on: Research strategies that have the greatest potential to understand the bio- logical mechanisms of recovery and to translate findings into specific strategies for therapy. How people adapt to MS and the research needed to improve the lives of people with MS. Management of disease symptoms (cognitive impairment, depression, spasticity, vision problems, and others). The committee also discusses ways to build and financially support the MS research enterprise, including a look at challenges inherent in designing clinical trials. This book will be important to MS researchers, research funders, health care advocates for MS research and treatment, and interested patients and their families.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Dr. T. Jock Murray, MS
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-12-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 193455927X

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Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease won a 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Silver Medal! The basic facts about multiple sclerosis are well known: it is the most common neurologic disease of young adults, usually beginning with episodic attacks of neurologic symptoms, then entering a progressive phase some years later. Its onset has an average age of 30, and occurs in about 1 in 500 individuals of European ancestry living primarily in temperate climates. There appears to be a complex interaction between a genetic predisposition and an environmental trigger that initiates the disease. But these facts do not convey the impact of the disease on the people whose lives it affects. In this elegantly written and comprehensive history, we meet individuals who suffered with MS in the centuries before the disease had a name, including blessed Lidwina of Holland, who took joy from her misery, believing that she was sent to accept suffering for the sins of others; Augustus d'Est, grandson of George III and cousin of Queen Victoria, whose case shows how someone with access to the best of medical care of the age was understood and managed; and Heinrich Heine, the great German poet, who also had access to all medical services that were available, but who progressed into his mattress grave in two decades, aware of the loss of physical ability while still able to compose great poetry to the end. From these early cases the author demonstrates how progress in diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis has paralleled the development of medical science, from the early developments in modern studies of anatomy and pathology, to the framing of the disease in the nineteenth century, and eventually to modern diagnosis and treatment. From beginning to end, Dr. Murray takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery, in the process showing how the evolution of our understanding of multiple sclerosis has been part of the greater history of medical knowledge.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Paul O'Connor
Publsiher: Firefly Books Limited
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2005
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1552978893

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Practical health guide to multiple sclerosis for both patients and their familites, including advice on diagnosis, treatment options and symptoms.

MS and Your Feelings

MS and Your Feelings
Author: Allison Shadday
Publsiher: Hunter House
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2006-10-28
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 089793489X

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Multiple Sclerosis is a devastating, incurable disease that afflicts about one in a thousand North Americans. Striking in the prime of life, it is the most common debilitating neurological disorder of people between the ages of 20 and 40. Eighty percent of patients suffer from cognitive impairments, seventy percent from sexual dysfunction, and fifty percent from depression. Few people are prepared for the emotional impact of this unpredictable, disabling chronic condition.

MS Living Symptom Free

MS   Living Symptom Free
Author: Daryl H. Bryant
Publsiher: Daryl H Bryant
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2011-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780615467016

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MS - Living Symptom Free shares Bryant's daily regimens that have resulted in his symptom-free living. With hard-won insight, practical advice, fitness tips, and recipes, this invaluable guide instructs readers on how to eat properly and live a healthy life while controlling, reducing, and eliminating the symptoms of MS. In each user-friendly chapter, Bryant covers topics including symptoms and complications, the author's own road to MS, the benefits of conventional medication, things doctors don't tell you, popular MS diets, vitamins and supplements, exercise and sleep, staying on track, support systems, and more. The guide also features more than twenty-five easy recipes that adhere to many prevalent MS-friendly diets.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Alireza Minagar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2015-11-09
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780128010051

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Multiple Sclerosis: A Mechanistic View provides a unique view of the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) and related disorders. As the only book on the market to focus on the mechanisms of MS rather than focusing on the clinical features and treatment of the disease, it describes the role of genetic and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of MS, the role of specific cells in the pathophysiology of the disease, and the pathophysiology of inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders related to MS. The book provides discussion of neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration, two critical emerging areas of research, as well as detailed discussion of the mechanisms of action of the approved and investigational drugs for treatment of MS and the emerging role of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRI) in investigations into MS. It is the only book on the market to offer comprehensive coverage of the known mechanisms of MS and related diseases, and contains contributions from physicians and researchers who are worldwide experts in the field of study. Focuses on the pathophysiologic mechanisms of multiple sclerosis and the mechanisms of action in agents for the treatment of MS Discusses the roles of neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration in MS and related diseases Authored and edited by international leaders in the field of MS research

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Rosalind C. Kalb, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-11-11
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781617050763

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Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition is the definitive guide for everyone concerned with the disease - those who have MS and those who share their lives with someone who has it. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers. The contributors are leading authorities in all areas of multiple sclerosis management, who proffer expert answers to the most common questions about living with MS-medical, emotional, social, and economic - and represents a interdisciplinary approach to the disease. The book's goal is to help those living with MS live the lives they aspire to lead. The chapters cover everything from treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The book provides the most current information on multiple sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI, discussion of the first two pills in development for the disease, new information on the drug Tysabri, emotional issues, and the family. The thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition of the classic Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need answers even more of your questions about how to live and thrive with MS. What are the current drug therapies for MS? What about alternative medicine? Should I exercise? How common is depression with MS?

Awkward Bitch

Awkward Bitch
Author: Marlo Donato Parmelee
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2009-07-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781467004480

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This fast paced book tells the comically raw and honest story of Mario, a vivacious fashionista, who transform into the fabulous "awkward hitch" right before the eyes of everyone she knows. Marlo moved from New York to London to make it in the music business, aided by the money made at her day job as a luxury retail manager. Her plans are bamoozled when she starts to lose her eyesight after only a month of living in her dream city! Through a series of roller coaster events taking her to Paris, Miami, London, and New York, she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the most common disabling neurogical disease affecting young adults today.

Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Nancy J. Holland,Jack S. Burks,Diana M. Schneider
Publsiher: Diamed Llc
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2009-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 0982321902

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Primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) affects approximately 10% of the MS population, and is characterized by a steady decline in function, without relapses. This book is geared to the wide variety of physical and emotional issues of people with PPMS and their families. It explains the nature and characteristics of the disease, as well as comprehensive multidisciplinary management.

Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Kathleen Costello,Ben W. Thrower,Barbara S. Giesser
Publsiher: OUP Us
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-01
Genre: Multiple sclerosis
ISBN: 9780199381739

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Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis will serve as a practical guide for meeting the challenges of this life-long disease. MS may cause a myriad of symptoms and varies greatly from person to person. The authors demystify MS and offer practical solutions and guidance based upon their extensive combined clinical and research experience. The book tackles many of the common symptoms experienced by the person with MS and looks into the future to explore where research is headed. If you are newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for years, this book is an invaluable guide.

Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis

Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Jeffrey A. Cohen,Alexander Rae-Grant
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2013-11-05
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781907673504

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Over the past 30 years there have been significant advances in our understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS) due to the use of MRIs to better visualize the disease and because of the introduction of new ameliorating drugs. However, MS is still an incurable disease and diagnosis remains challenging for many physicians; for instance symptoms often mimic MS and there is not a specific test for the disease. To ensure optimal patient care there is a need for physicians to remain up to date with new drugs on the market, disease detection, diagnosis, and latest management options. The Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis (Second Edition) provides a concise, easily assessable guide for all healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of this condition, including standard therapies, as well as more novel treatments. The book includes comprehensive evaluations of the pharmacological treatments available, including novel investigational agents currently in development.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: T.Jock Murray, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-28
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780826165121

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An MS diagnosis is not an endpoint. This is the place to begin your education and manage your future. Now in its fifth edition, Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed is the best-selling guide to multiple sclerosis (MS) for newly diagnosed patients and their families. Written in plain language by renowned MS expert physician T. Jock Murray, this book guides patients at any stage who want to know more about the disease, its potential impact on your life, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully. The fifth edition is updated to reflect recent advances in understanding the underlying mechanisms and disease progression, the diagnostic criteria and classification of MS, and new drugs and therapies. This book opens the window on an MS diagnosis and provides answers to the multitude of questions patients will have so they can take charge and make informed decisions about their health and treatment.

It s Not All in Your Head

It s Not All in Your Head
Author: Patricia Farrell, PhD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2010-11-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1935281518

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One of the greatest challenges people face when dealing with an unpredictable disease such as Multiple Sclerosis is learning to overcome the psychological burden of not knowing what each day will bring. MS is a true roller coaster of emotions and dealing with these feelings is a critical issue for people living with the disease. According to WebMD, symptoms of depression severe enough to warrant medical intervention affect up to half of all people living with MS. It's Not All in Your Head is a cognitive-behavioral approach to overcoming the depression, anxiety,and stress that goes hand-in-hand with MS. Dr. Farrell helps individuals and their families develop a better understanding of the effects that MS has on mood levels and anxiety and offers a plan of simple remediation in a self-help format. It's Not All in Your Head shows that: MS patients' depression and anxiety can be related to their medical condition Exercise can promote growth in brain connections and help alleviate depression Pain severity in MS can be lessenedthrough stemming anxiety Social involvement is key to maintaining mental and physical health

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis
Author: George Jelinek
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2010-10-19
Genre: Large print books
ISBN: 9781459603875

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