Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

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

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn't mean your life is over. Everyone's MS is different and no one can predict exactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people live their 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 with MS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affect your life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and function better, and how you can protect yourself and your family against the long-term unpredictability of the disease. You'll learn how to make treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you, what qualities to look for in a neurologist and the rest of your healthcare team, how to manage fatigue, the pros and cons of alternative medicine, why and how to talk to your kids about MS, stress management strategies, your rights under the Americans with Disabilities act, and so much more.

  • Covers major medical breakthroughs that slow the progression of the disease and improve quality of life for those living with MS
  • Helps those affected by MS and their family members understand the 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 other books, websites, and community agencies and organizations that you can tap for information or assistance, Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you everything you need to make educated choices and comfortable decisions about living with MS.


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Managing the Disease Course and Treating Relapses
Foreword xxi
Handling Problems with Bladder and Bowel Function
Getting Your Head around Problems
Considering Complementary
Getting Your Head around Problems with Mood and Thinking 141 Chapter 10 Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine 157 Part III St...
Handling Stress without Giving Up Your Life
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...
Parenting It Wasnt Easy Before You Had MS 257 Part V Creating Your Safety Nets
Getting a Grip on Insurance
Keeping Your Place in the Workforce 275 Chapter 19 Getting a Grip on Insurance 289 Chapter 20 Planning for a Future with MS
The Part of Tens
Introduction 1
The Part of Tens
Ten Questions about Exciting Leads in MS Research

Managing Lifestyle Issues
Foreword xxi
Managing Lifestyle Issues
Making MS a Part of the Family
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...
Parenting It Wasnt Easy Before You Had MS
When MS Becomes Part of Your Life 7
So Doc What Do I Have? Getting a Diagnosis
You Have MS So Now What?
Getting the Right Players on Your Healthcare Team

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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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