Positive Options for Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Self-help and Treatment

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Hunter House, 2003 - Antiphospholipid syndrome - 128 pages
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An important look at a dangerously under-diagnosed autoimmune disease. APS (also known as "sticky blood syndrome") makes the blood clot too easily and is potentially fatal. Increasingly common, it threatens to become more prevalent than MS and lupus. This book provides medical information, case studies, and patient interviews to help the reader learn to cope.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Robert A S Roubey M D
1
Know the Enemy
7
Blood Clots
22
Baby Blues
32
Stroke
43
Headaches
54
Do You Really Have Multiple Sclerosis?
61
The Brain
69
The Heart
76
The Fight for a Diagnosis
94
Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome
107
Tests and Treatment for APS
113
Other Considerations When Taking a Blood Thinner
119
Notes
121
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