Living With Lupus: All The Knowledge You Need To Help Yourself

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Da Capo Press, Nov 19, 1993 - Self-Help - 264 pages
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This is the definitive, up-to-the-minute source of information for lupus sufferers, their families and friends, and their caregivers. It includes the latest research on possible causes and promising treatments-including treatments other than the standard drug approach. The individual voices of patients in these pages provide illuminating insights for readers living with such an unpredictable disease. Practical resources round out this detailed, readable, and reassuring guide.
 

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Blau ( Lupus: The Body Against Itself , LJ 4/1/77; Doubleday, 1984. 2d ed.) states that one million Americans suffer from lupus, eight out of nine being women. That's a compelling reason for patients ... Read full review

Contents

In Their Own Words How It Began
9
Diagnosis What Makes the Difference
19
Why Me? What Causes LupusMaybe
37
Doctor and Patient A Delicate Partnership
59
Drugs Used for Lupus
73
The Main Medicines Corticosteroids
85
Other Problems Other Treatments
93
Osteoporosis Detection and Prevention
107
Food Boosts Cosmetic Cautions and Other Practical Pointers
165
The Rest of Your Life
185
Lupus in Children and Teens
197
New Directions Future Therapies
211
Good Connections Youre Not Alone
219
Glossary
231
Selected Bibliography
243
Index
253

A Prudent Approach to Pregnancy
133
The Other Lupus Drugsand MoreThat Can Cause Disease
149
About the Authors
263
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Page 6 - Containing the Correct Pronunciation and Definition of most of the Terms used by Speakers and Writers of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences.
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About the author (1993)

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. Together they coauthored Lupus: The Body Against Itself, the seminal and groundbreaking book on lupus.

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