Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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Your trusted, compassionate guide to living with MS

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn't mean yourlife is over. Everyone's MS is different and no one can predictexactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people livetheir lives with MS without making a full-time job of it.

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you accessible,easy-to-understand information about what happens withMS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affectyour life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and functionbetter, and how you can protect yourself and your family againstthe long-term unpredictability of the disease. You'll learn how tomake treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you, whatqualities to look for in a neurologist and the rest of yourhealthcare team, how to manage fatigue, the pros and cons ofalternative medicine, why and how to talk to your kids about MS,stress management strategies, your rights under the Americans withDisabilities act, and so much more.

  • Covers major medical breakthroughs that slow the progression ofthe disease and improve quality of life for those living withMS
  • Helps those affected by MS and their family members understandthe disease and the latest treatment options
  • Helpful and trusted advice on coping with physical, mental,emotional, and financial aspects of MS

Complete with listings of valuable resources such as otherbooks, websites, and community agencies and organizations that youcan tap for information or assistance, Multiple Sclerosis ForDummies gives you everything you need to make educated choicesand comfortable decisions about living with MS.

 

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Contents

Managing the Disease Course and Treating Relapses
77
Foreword xxi
99
Handling Problems with Bladder and Bowel Function
119
Getting Your Head around Problems
141
Considering Complementary
157
Getting Your Head around Problems with Mood and Thinking 141 Chapter 10 Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine 157 Part III St...
171
Handling Stress without Giving Up Your Life
185
Paying Attention to Your Health Its Not All about MS 173 Chapter 12 Handling Stress without Giving Up Your Life 185 Chapter 13 Coping with Pr...
197
Parenting It Wasnt Easy Before You Had MS 257 Part V Creating Your Safety Nets
273
Getting a Grip on Insurance
289
Keeping Your Place in the Workforce 275 Chapter 19 Getting a Grip on Insurance 289 Chapter 20 Planning for a Future with MS
303
The Part of Tens
315
Introduction 1
321
The Part of Tens
325
Ten Questions about Exciting Leads in MS Research
326
Glossary
329

Managing Lifestyle Issues
213
Foreword xxi
214
Managing Lifestyle Issues
220
Making MS a Part of the Family
227
Presenting Your MS Face to the World 215 Chapter 15 Making MS a Part of the Family 227 Chapter 16 And Baby Makes Three Four or More Plann...
247
Parenting It Wasnt Easy Before You Had MS
257
Index
343
When MS Becomes Part of Your Life 7
9
So Doc What Do I Have? Getting a Diagnosis
25
You Have MS So Now What?
37
Getting the Right Players on Your Healthcare Team
53

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About the author (2012)

Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D., Barbara Giesser, MD, and Kathleen Costello, ANP-BC, have over 80 years' combined professional experience in working with people living with multiple sclerosis. For each of them, MS was, is, and will be their chosen career.

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