Arthritis for Dummies

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Thorndike Press, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 563 pages
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Whether it's a bit a creaky stiffness in the hip, aching knees that make walking from room to room a chore, or inflammation that settles in several joints, arthritis knocks on just about everyone's door sooner or later. While there's no definitive cure for arthritis, there's no reason for you to spend your days sitting at home in an easy chair. You can take charge of your condition, control your symptoms, and get on with your life through a combination of medical care, simple lifestyle changes, and good old common sense.

"Arthritis For Dummies is for anyone who suffers from the various forms of arthritis or arthritic symptoms. In this easy-to-understand guide, you'll discover how to recognize the signs of arthritis, what the major causes are, who is most likely to get it, and what to expect from your doctor. Whether you have osteoarthritis (the most common form), rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis, bursitis, scleroderma, or one of the other forms of the disease, you'll see how to: Choose the right doctor for you Recognize the myths and scams Fight the pain with foods and supplements " Oil" your joints with exercise Control your stress, aggression, and depression Determine whether or not you need surgery

Like the millions of others living with arthritis, you want to take an active part in managing your disease and improving day-to-day living. In this book, you'll find the most up-to-date information on the latest treatments-- from physical therapy and magnets to surgical and homeopathic options-- as well as hands-on diet and exercise plans that can help reduce your symptoms. You'll explore thebest-of-the-best of many different healing systems, ranging from standard Western medicine to Eastern healing methods to more unconventional therapies, including: Acupuncture Aromatherapy Ayurvedic medicine Bee venom therapy Folk medicine Herbs and homeopathy Hypnotherapy Reflexology Featuring special sections on preventing arthritis, super foods for fighting symptoms, and ten crackerjack new treatments, as well as a handy weight loss and management guide, "Arthritis For Dummies provides the step-by-step guidance you need to control your pain, keep yourself on the move, and improve your overall health and quality of life.

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Getting a Grip on Types of Arthritis
Osteoarthritis The Most Common Form

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Barry Fox, Ph.D, is the author or co-author of many health-related books including the bestselling Beverly Hills Medical Diet.

Barry Fox and Nadine Taylor are a husband-and-wife writing team living in Los Angeles, California.
Barry Fox, PhD, is the author, coauthor, or ghostwriter of numerous books, including the New York Times number-one bestseller, "The Arthritis Cure" (St. Martin's, 1997). He also wrote its sequel, "Maximizing The Arthritis Cure" (St. Martin's, 1998), as well as "The Side Effects Solution" (to be published by Broadway Books in 2005), "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension" (Warner Books, 2003), "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Migraines" (Warner Books, 2001), "Syndrome X" (Simon & Schuster, 2000), "The 20/30 Fat and Fiber Diet Plan" (HarperCollins, 1999), and "Cancer Talk" (Broadway Books, 1999). His books and over 160 articles covering various aspects of health, business, biography, law, and other topics have been translated into 20 languages.

Nadine Taylor, MS, RD, is the author of "Natural Menopause Remedies" (Signet, 2004), "25 Natural Ways To Relieve PMS" (Contemporary Books, 2002) and "Green Tea" (Kensington Press, 1998), as well as co-author of "Runaway Eating" (to be published by Rodale in 2005), "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension" (Warner Books, 2003), and "If You Think You Have An Eating Disorder" (Dell, 1998). After a brief stint as head dietitian at the Eating Disorders Unit at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Ms. Taylor lectured on women's health issues to groups of health professionals throughout the country. She has also written numerous articles on health and nutrition for the popular press.

Jinoos Yazdany, MD, MPH, is a board-certified internist and a Rheumatology Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, where she received the Deans' Award for Academic Achievement and graduated with Honors and Distinction. She completed medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a Humanism in Medicine award from the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Yazdany also studied public health at Harvard University. Her research involves examining health disparities in the care of patients with chronic diseases. This is her first book.

Jinoos Yazdany, MD (San Francisco, CA) is currently a rheumatology fellow at UCSF, where she also completed her residency and has been focusing on public health and social policy issues surrounding arthritis. She obtained her MD from UCLA, her Masters of Public Health from Harvard University, and her BA from Stanford University. She received the 2000 Humanism in Medicine Award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, the 2000 Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award from the American Medical Women's Association, and the 2000 William N. Valentine Award for Distinguished Performance in Medicine.

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