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Author Shlotzhauer, Tammi L.

Title Living with rheumatoid arthritis / Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, James L. McGuire ; foreword by Carol M. Ziminski
Edition Second edition
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Defining Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 -- Part I Learning about Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Part II Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Part III Exercise and Rehabilitation -- Part IV Medications -- Part V Beyond Medications: Other Treatments -- Part VI Practical Matters
Summary Annotation A trusted guide and an invaluable resource, Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis offers practical advice for the millions of people coping with this painful disease. Now thoroughly revised and expanded, in a second edition, this book brings readers up to date with the latest methods of diagnosis and treatment. Building on their accessible explanation of the disease and its causes, the authors describe the essential components of care: medication, joint protection, physical activity, and good nutrition. They provide a wealth of new information on medications, including biologic response & ndash;modifiers, alternative and complementary approaches, and treatments for osteoporosis (which often accompanies rheumatoid arthritis), and they describe safe and effective ways to cope with pain, stiffness, and fatigue. The book helps readers understand their own emotional responses, as well as those of family and friends, and, because the disease often entails lifestyle changes, it provides practical advice for achieving as normal a life as possible. With the latest information on medication, nutrition, and resources (online and off), this volume is a complete and comprehensive guide to the management of a difficult disease
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis -- Popular works.
Arthritis, Rheumatoid.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Popular works.
Form Electronic book
Author McGuire, James L.
LC no. 2002007593
ISBN 0801871468 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0801871476 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780801871467 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780801871474 (paperback; alk. paper)