Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Kathleen Costello,Ben W Thrower,Barbara S Giesser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780199381746

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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.

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.

Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Author: Mark B. Bromberg,Diane Banks Bromberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-04-03
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780190241636

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Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis provides accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about the challenges patients, family members, and caregivers face when confronted by ALS, a disease that affects approximately 5,600 Americans every year, with as many as 30,000 people managing the disease at any given time. ALS is a difficult disease for the patient and is also challenging for the caregiver and family as there are many questions, issues relating to care, and problems to manage. This guide covers all aspects of managing ALS, from the onset of symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and coping strategies, to the use of home health care or hospice, and new research in the field. The book also sheds lights on difficult topics, such as end-of-life care and managing legal affairs. Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is unique because it covers two perspectives: one author is a neurologist with 30 years of experience treating ALS patients, and the other author experienced first-hand the issues in providing care for a parent with ALS. Formatted in a question-and-answer style, peppered throughout with patient stories, and with sections devoted to family members and caregivers, this compassionate resource provides guidance to those seeking to understand how to live with this disease.

Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor

Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor
Author: Lynne P. Taylor,Alyx B. Porter Umphrey,Diane Richard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780199897797

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Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor is a guide for anyone affected by brain tumors and their associated conditions-patients, family members, friends, and caregivers. Providing readily accessible information and real-world encouragement to people living with primary and metastatic brain tumors and their caregivers, this book discusses the basics of brain tumors, types of tumors, management of different tumors, related symptoms, treatments and side effects, the role of medical team members, and coping strategies from initial diagnosis throughout the course of the illness. At the same time, it also offers practical suggestions on symptom management and lifestyle modification, as well as real-life anecdotes and advice from both patients and family members and friends who are experiencing this diagnosis.

Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Author: Mark B. Bromberg,Diane Banks Bromberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780190241629

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Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis provides accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about the challenges patients, family members, and caregivers face when confronted by ALS, a disease that affects approximately 5,600 Americans every year, with as many as 30,000 people managing the disease at any given time. ALS is a difficult disease for the patient and is also challenging for the caregiver and family as there are many questions, issues relating to care, and problems to manage. This guide covers all aspects of managing ALS, from the onset of symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and coping strategies, to the use of home health care or hospice, and new research in the field. The book also sheds lights on difficult topics, such as end-of-life care and managing legal affairs. Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is unique because it covers two perspectives: one author is a neurologist with 30 years of experience treating ALS patients, and the other author experienced first-hand the issues in providing care for a parent with ALS. Formatted in a question-and-answer style, peppered throughout with patient stories, and with sections devoted to family members and caregivers, this compassionate resource provides guidance to those seeking to understand how to live with this disease.

Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease

Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease
Author: Sotirios Parashos,Rose Wichmann
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-20
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780199311200

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Here is a marvelous guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's disease--patients, caregivers, family members, and friends. Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, one of the most common neurological disorders, it discusses the available treatments and provides practical advice on how to manage the disease in the long term. Emphasizing life-style adjustments that will provide a better quality of life and moderate the burden for patients and their loved ones, the book answers many questions and clarifies misunderstandings regarding the disease. Written by two experts on Parkinson's disease and a freelance journalist, the book is approachable and easily understandable. Question and answer sections are provided, while "hot topics" are highlighted for easy visibility. The authors have also included true patient stories that will both inspire and instruct, and they have addressed several topics often not mentioned in physician-directed disease management, such as how to talk to family and friends about one's life with Parkinson's.

Navigating Life with Chronic Pain

Navigating Life with Chronic Pain
Author: Robert A Lavin MD, MS,Sara Clayton PhD,Lindsay Zilliox MD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-02
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780190619695

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Navigating Life with Chronic Pain provides accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about the challenges patients, family, and caregivers face when confronted by chronic pain. No two pain experiences are the same, so your chronic pain depends on where you have pain, how long you have experienced pain, and how the pain symptoms developed. Everyone needs a customized approach because pain symptoms, other medical conditions, past pain experiences, beliefs about pain, environment, ability to cope with the pain, and financial and social support (like family, friends, and caregivers) are different for every person. This book aims to provide clear and reliable information about chronic pain, including "what" (definition), "how" (pathophysiology), and "why" (etiology). The authors expertly guide the reader through current approaches to diagnoses, including a review of diagnostic tests, as well as a comprehensive, integrated approach to chronic pain treatment. They demystify the pain evaluation and explain why pain professionals might ask you for detailed and seemingly personal information. Through the use of patient stories, you get real-world experiences and advice on navigating the day-to-day challenges of chronic pain. You will learn how to take control of your chronic pain using a variety of tools, like behavioral, exercise and nutritional approaches, medications, alternative treatments (yoga and tai chi), and injections or surgery.

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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Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis

Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis
Author: George Jelinek,Karen Law
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-06-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781743313817

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A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis conjures up images of wheelchairs and a shortened life, but in fact it's possible to regain mobility and make a recovery. These deeply moving life stories of twelve people from around the world offer real hope to people with MS everywhere. These determined women and men have been able to halt the progression of the disease and recover mobility by making significant lifestyle changes including diet, sunshine, meditation, exercise, and for some, using drug therapy. Based on extended interviews, these stories offer an insight into the different journeys to recovery. They also highlight the challenges faced by people with different types of MS and at different stages in the progression of the disease.

Navigating Life with Epilepsy

Navigating Life with Epilepsy
Author: David C. Spencer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780199358960

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Roughly 3 million people in the United States have already been diagnosed with epilepsy and another 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Worldwide, approximately 1 percent of the global population is diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lives. With the diagnosis come questions, concerns, and uncertainties from both the person diagnosed and their family. So, where to go? Navigating Life with Epilepsy provides accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about epilepsy shared from the two decades of experience of epileptologist David Spencer, MD, FAAN. This book guides the reader through the initial diagnosis, offers explanations on current approaches to diagnostic testing, medications, treatment options, and life management for the patient, their family, and their caregiver. Patient's stories are peppered throughout to illustrate that you are not alone: like you, they must navigate the myriad psychosocial challenges associated with epilepsy, including everyday concerns like driving, work, and relationships. Navigating Life with Epilepsy is a perfect resource for both patients with epilepsy and the family members and friends who care for them.

Navigating the Complexities of Stroke

Navigating the Complexities of Stroke
Author: Louis R. Caplan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2013-09-19
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780199945719

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: T. J. Murray,Carol Saunders,Nancy J. Holland
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781936303366

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This book has been written specifically for anyone who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, as well as family members and friends. It serves as a guide to learning about the disease, its potential impact on your life, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully. This is a time of great excitement in research and rapid advances in clinical management, such that most people who have multiple sclerosis will be able to lead full and productive lives. This fourth edition is updated throughout, and includes the most current information on Multiple Sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCVSI) and Multiple Sclerosis, discussion of the new pill Gelenya and other drugs in development for Multiple Sclerosis (up to this point all Multiple Sclerosis treatment have been injectable), new information on the drug Tysabri, and discussion of other newly developed drugs and drugs that currently under development and additional information on complementary and alternative medicine in MS. Other chapters discuss the nature of multiple sclerosis, its management, and guidelines for dealing with all aspects of the disease and its impact on your life. A chapter on services available from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,

Multiple sclerosis MS

Multiple sclerosis  MS
Author: Sics Editore
Publsiher: SICS Editore
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9788869308017

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of unknown aetiology that affects the white matter of the central nervous system (CNS). The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are diverse, depending on the location and size of the CNS inflammatory lesions (plaques). MS is divided into subtypes: relapsing-remitting, secondary progressive and primary progressive. The relapsing-remitting form is the most common. MS is diagnosed on the basis of clinical presentation, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Pulse corticosteroid therapy is used to manage acute exacerbations. The first-line disease-modifying agents indicated for long-term therapy are interferon beta and glatiramer acetate. Natalizumab or fingolimod are used in particularly aggressive disease forms. No curative therapy exists as yet. Disease progress is individual. According to current estimations, MS decreases the patient's life expectancy by about 7 years.

Multiple Sclerosis from Both Sides of the Desk

Multiple Sclerosis from Both Sides of the Desk
Author: Vincent F. Macaluso, MD
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2015-06-02
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781491757475

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“Dr. Macaluso has written the Iliad and the Odyssey of multiple sclerosis while playing the part of Odysseus. Amazing!” Carlo Tornatore, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC Vincent F. Macaluso was in medical school when he got the news: he had multiple sclerosis. He soon learned that almost a half million people in the United States have multiple sclerosis—and millions more worldwide. Many have obvious symptoms, such as trouble with walking, balance, and coordination, but the most insidious aspect of the disease is how it affects the mind. Macaluso shares insights from his vantage point as a doctor and an MS patient, helping his peers understand symptoms they may not grasp and offering wisdom for those who live with the disease. Learn how to • anticipate and overcome problems concentrating; • manage swirling emotions; • understand MS from a neurological standpoint; • preserve and continue to enjoy an active sex life; and • prevent the disease from ruining family life. Laced with humor and filled with diagrams and the author’s own recollections about how he’s kept MS from controlling his life, this account is essential reading for doctors, patients, and anyone who has an MSer in his or her life.

The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book

The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book
Author: Roy Laver Swank,Barbara Brewer Dugan
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-06-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780307797407

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Swank and Dugan provide complete background information on the development of the diet and the clinical tests that have proven its effectiveness. In addition to helpful sections on the lifestyle of the M.S. patient, Swank and Dugan offer tips on sticking to the diet, equipping the kitchen, shopping for healthful food, eating out (with some pertinent information on fast-food restaurants), and keeping the careful dietary records that are essential to continuing good nutrition. This is the low-fat diet that works in reducing the number and severity of relapses in M.S. patients — and The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book provides the nutritious and tasty recipes that M.S. patients and their families can live with for years to come.