The First Year - Lupus: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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The First Year - Lupus: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Format:  Paperback,

320 pages

Publisher: Perseus Books Group

Publish Date: Oct 2003

ISBN-13: 9781569245095

ISBN-10: 1569245096

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Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. -- 90 percent of whom are women -- but due to the diversity of its symptoms and severity, it remains one of the most difficult conditions to identify and diagnose. In the tradition of the other titles in the First Year "TM" series, The First Year "TM" -- Lupus uses a unique approach -- guiding readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of their first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year -- to provide answers and advice that will help everyone newly diagnosed with lupus come to terms with their condition and the lifestyle changes that accompany it. Starting with the day of diagnosis, Hanger provides vital information about the nature of lupus, choosing the right doctors, treatment options, coping mechanisms, holistic alternatives, and much more. The First Year "TM" -- Lupus will be a supportive and educational resource for everyone who wants to take an active role in the management of their condition.

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Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: Oct 2003
ISBN-13: 9781569245095
ISBN-10: 1569245096
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 1569245096

Chapter outline

Foreword
Introduction
Day 1
Living: Diagnosis--At Last
Learning: What Is Lupus?
Day 2
Living: "I Feel Like I'm Grieving
Learning: Rheumatology
Day 3
Living: Accepting Your Lupus
Learning: Starting to Learn More About Lupus
Day 4
Living: Stress
Learning: Frequently Asked Questions about Living with Lupus
Day 5
Living: Doctors and Specialists
Learning: SLE-Related Syndromes and Conditions
Day 6
Living: Fibromyalgia and Systemic Lupus
Learning: What Is Fibromyalgia?
Day 7
Living: Chronic Fatigue
Learning: Clinical Fatigue
First-Week Milestone
Week 2
Living: Drug Treatments for Systemic Lupus
Learning: Lupus Medications and Their Effects
Week 3
Living: Systemic Lupus as a "Women's Disease
Learning: History & Modern Expectations and Prognosis of Lupus
Week 4
Living: "I Feel Like I've Lost My Mind
Learning: A Clinical Approach to Neurological Effects of Lupus
First-Month Milestone
Month 2
Living: Overlapping Syndromes
Learning: Common Overlapping Syndromes with Lupus
Month 3
Learning: Sjogren's and Raynaud's Syndromes
Living: Living with Sjogren's and/or Raynaud's Syndrome
Month 4
Learning: What Is the Lupus Mask?
Living: Life as a Wolf
Month 5
Learning: The Pulmonary System and Systemic Lupus
Living: Pulmonary System Complications in Lupus Patients
Month 6
Learning: The Lupus Anticoagulant Factor
Living: Preventing and Living with DVTs
Half-Year Milestone
Month 7
Living: Digestive Problems with Systemic Lupus
Learning: Digestive & Bowel Syndromes Associated with Lupus
Month 8
Living: Being Kind to Your Kidneys
Learning: Lupus Nephritis and Other Kidney Dysfunction
Month 9
Learning: Sleep Disorders
Living: Coping with Sleep Disorders
Month 10
Living: Can I Get Pregnant & Have a Healthy Baby?
Learning: Pregnancy & Lupus
Month 11
Learning: Alternative Treatments for Lupus
Living: Alternative versus Traditional?
Month 12
Learning: Lupus Research and the Future
Living: Your Life with Lupus
Glossary
For Further Information
Acknowledgments
Index

Book description

Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S.—90 percent of whom are women—but due to the diversity of its symptoms and severity, it remains one of the most difficult conditions to identify and diagnose. In the tradition of the other titles in the First Year™ series, The First Year™—Lupus uses a unique approach—guiding readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of their first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year—to provide answers and advice that will help everyone newly diagnosed with lupus come to terms with their condition and the lifestyle changes that accompany it.

Starting with the day of diagnosis, Hanger provides vital information about the nature of lupus, choosing the right doctors, treatment options, coping mechanisms, holistic alternatives, and much more. The First Year™—Lupus will be a supportive and educational resource for everyone who wants to take an active role in the management of their condition. Although Lupus is not preventable or curable, this illustrated book explains how symptoms can be treated through prescription medications and self-management strategies.

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