The Lupus Encyclopedia

A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families
Author: Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421409852
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 912
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Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any system and organ in the body. For the 1.4 million people in the United States who have lupus, an overactive immune system senses that different parts of the body do not belong, and it attacks these parts. The immune system may strike the cells that line the joints or tendons, for example, causing pain and swelling. An incredibly complex disease, lupus must be properly treated for the optimal health and well-being of the person who has it. The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention. Dr. Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics. -- from the Foreword by George C. Tsokos, M.D., Harvard Medical School

The Lupus Encyclopedia

A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families
Author: Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421409844
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 912
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Offers information on the symptoms, diagnosis, medications, side effects, alternative treatments of lupus along with advice on coping with lupus.

The Lupus Encyclopedia

A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families
Author: Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421409832
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 912
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Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics.

The Lupus Book

A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987173
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 3000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fifth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta)--as well as other drugs in clinical trials. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America. Over a million Americans have lupus. The new Fifth Edition offers these patients and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.

Lupus

The Essential Clinician's Guide
Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361967
Category: Medical
Page: 115
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This book serves as a concise resource on the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of lupus. It is a practical, evidence-based volume that describes the pathophysiology of the condition, diagnostic strategies and tools, as well as current and emergerging therapeutic options.

Positive Options for Living with Lupus

Self-help and Treatment
Author: Philippa Pigache
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934873
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 135
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Profiling the specific characteristics of lupus while citing common misdiagnoses and misunderstandings, a patient's resource draws on the latest findings and therapies to make recommendations for a range of topics, from symptom management and overcoming lifestyle challenges to coping during pregnancy and knowing when to call a doctor. Original.

Lupus

Alternative Therapies That Work
Author: Sharon Moore
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892818891
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 246
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More than four million Americans- 90 percent of them women- have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronice, debilitating disease of the autoimmune system that manifests as extreme fatigue, arthritic pain, rashes, and a host of other symptons.

Despite Lupus

How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness
Author: Sara Gorman
Publisher: Sara Gorman
ISBN: 1439234892
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 207
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Looking for a better way to manage life with a chronic illness? Despite Lupus will guide you through the proven steps needed to obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve.

Living with Itch

A Patient's Guide
Author: Gil Yosipovitch,Shawn G. Kwatra
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421412349
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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We have all experienced itch, whether from insect bites or dry skin, but millions of people worldwide have chronic or even intractable itch. Just like chronic pain, chronic itch interferes with a person’s ability to function—and even affects quality of life. Living with Itch offers relief, drawing on the authors’ vast knowledge of itch, the suffering it causes, and available treatments. Itch researchers and clinicians Drs. Gil Yosipovitch and Shawn G. Kwatra explain the cascade of physiological events that causes us to experience itch. They describe the many skin diseases, from atopic dermatitis (eczema) to psoriasis, and conditions like chronic kidney disease, lymphoma, HIV, and neuropathies that cause itch. Living with Itch provides information on preventing itch as well as topical and systemic ways to treat it. Patient and parent narratives illustrate how people cope with itch and how, with medical and social support, itch can be managed. -- Jeffrey D. Bernhard, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Editor Emeritus, Journal of the American Academy of DermatologySusan Thornton, cutaneous lymphoma patient

Lupus Q&A

Everything You Need to Know, Revised Edition
Author: Robert G. Lahita,Robert H. Phillips
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698186605
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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A revised and updated edition of the bestselling resource for lupus patients, their families, and medical professionals A perennial bestseller, Lupus Q&A is the go-to guide for sufferers of a chronic autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.4 million people in the United States alone. Characterized by achy joints and skin rashes, lupus often mimics other diseases, making it tricky to diagnose and treat. In this completely revised and updated edition, Dr. Robert Lahita and Dr. Robert Phillips—leading experts on lupus—discuss topics in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow Q&A format. Lahita and Phillips review the newest drugs and explore beneficial complementary and alternative treatments, including new data on hormone use. Demystifying everything from diagnosis to the disease’s psychological impact, Lupus Q&A prepares readers to face the challenges ahead—and to restore their health and their lives.

The Sjogrens Book


Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199876223
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 416
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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjogrens syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjogrens, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjogrens Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjogrens in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjogrens sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written by leading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjogrens, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjogrens is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjogrens suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.

Intolerant Bodies


Author: Warwick Anderson,Ian R. Mackay
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421415348
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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Autoimmune diseases, which affect 5 to 10 percent of the population, are as unpredictable in their course as they are paradoxical in their cause. They produce persistent suffering as they follow a drawn-out, often lifelong, pattern of remission and recurrence. Multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes—the diseases considered in this book—are but a handful of the conditions that can develop when the immune system goes awry. Intolerant Bodies is a unique collaboration between Ian Mackay, one of the prominent founders of clinical immunology, and Warwick Anderson, a leading historian of twentieth-century biomedical science. The authors narrate the changing scientific understanding of the cause of autoimmunity and explore the significance of having a disease in which one’s body turns on itself. The book unfolds as a biography of a relatively new concept of pathogenesis, one that was accepted only in the 1950s. In their description of the onset, symptoms, and course of autoimmune diseases, Anderson and Mackay quote from the writings of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Heller, Flannery O’Connor, and other famous people who commented on or grappled with autoimmune disease. The authors also assess the work of the dedicated researchers and physicians who have struggled to understand the mysteries of autoimmunity. Connecting laboratory research, clinical medicine, social theory, and lived experience, Intolerant Bodies reveals how doctors and patients have come to terms, often reluctantly, with this novel and puzzling mechanism of disease causation. -- Sir Gustav Nossal

Fabulupus

How to Be Young, Successful and Fabulous (with Lupus)
Author: Jodie Nimigon-Young,Jessica Kundapur
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993849404
Category: Systemic lupus erythematosus
Page: 184
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Can you be a young person with lupus and still be successful and fabulous? Yes! Fabulupus helps you navigate your complicated life as a youth with lupus and shows you how to live your life to the fullest. Authors Jodie and Jessica were diagnosed with lupus when they were 13 and 26 respectively. They know what you're going through and they know the challenges that you may face. They also know that you can accomplish your goals and have an amazing life. Unlike other books about lupus, this book focuses on the life stuff and was written for young people with lupus by young people with lupus. Using their personal experiences, Jodie and Jessica provide the "tips and tricks" that helped them to survive, succeed and be fabulous (with lupus). www.fabulupus.com

When Lupus Throws You for a Loop

A Handbook for the Newly Diagnosed, Lupus Veterans, and for Those Who Love Them
Author: Donna Oram
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537570181
Category:
Page: 126
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When Lupus Throws You for a Loop is a handbook for those newly diagnosed, lupus veterans, and those who love them. It takes you on a journey to acceptance acknowledging the difficulty of incorporating lupus into your life. You learn ways to communicate effectively, live with unpredictability, imperfection, stress, and loss of control. You learn to read your body's signals, enhance your relationships regarding intimacy, and increase your positivity and resilience. The book explores the various types of impact lupus has on adolescents and adults as well as the relationships of your significant others. You learn to feel confidant, proud, strong and empowered. You learn what it is to be a true warrior of lupus. One year after being diagnosed with lupus, the author earned a master's degree in social work. Rather than focus on the negativity of her diagnosis, Donna Oram decided to volunteer and work in the lupus community for twenty-plus years mentoring positive attitudinal changes. The book is interspersed with personal and professional experiences Donna encountered. Her vast knowledge, insight, and empathy for those who have lupus and those who love them guided her desire to help. She has "walked the walk."

Coping with Lupus

Revised & Updated, Fourth Edition
Author: Robert H. Phillips
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101579943
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 512
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A completely updated and revised edition that provides comfort, information, strategies, and advice for those living with lupus. There is no cure for lupus, so a diagnosis of this potentially debilitating autoimmune disorder is understandably disquieting. This new edition of Coping with Lupus answers all the important questions one might have and offers practical coping strategies to help those with lupus live their lives to the fullest. Dr. Robert Phillips, the founder and director of the Center for Coping, lends his expertise in dealing with the psychological aspects of chronic health problems to address a range of issues, including: The medical facts-what lupus is, and how it is diagnosed and treated Medications, nonmedical pain-control methods, exercise, and diet Lifestyle changes to maintain optimal physical and emotional health Coping strategies for virtually every facet of living with lupus

Live a Beautiful Life with Lupus

Habits and Rituals for Thriving with an Autoimmune Disease--Body, Mind, and Spirit
Author: Olivia Davenport
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996749848
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 122
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For the over 1.5 million Americans living with Lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease, finding peace in an all-too-often stormy life can be daunting-even in the mildest of cases. But with the habits and rituals of "Live a Beautiful Life with Lupus," author and Lupus patient, Olivia Davenport shows how a path to a better life is possible.

Lupus Diary

Track Your Life with Lupus--Body, Mind, and Spirit
Author: Olivia Davenport
Publisher: Cabin Creek Publishing
ISBN: 9780996749855
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 178
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For people living with Lupus, expressing what life is really like with an unpredictable autoimmune disease isn't easy. Lupus Diary: Track Your Life with Lupus--Body, Mind, and Spirit by Olivia Davenport gives Lupus patients a way to monitor how they're feeling physically, emotionally, and spiritually, using helpful prompts and inspiring quotes.

Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness

A Clinician's Guide
Author: Maureen Davey,Karni Kissil,Laura Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317584082
Category: Psychology
Page: 268
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When a parent or parental figure is diagnosed with an illness, the family unit changes and clinical providers should consider using a family-centered approach to care, and not just focus on the patient coping with the illness. Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness describes theoretical frameworks, common parental illnesses and their course, family assessment tools, and evidence-supported family intervention programs that have the potential to significantly reduce negative psychosocial outcomes for families and promote resilience. Most interventions described are culturally sensitive, for use with diverse populations in diverse practice settings, and were developed for two-parent, single-parent, and blended families.

The Lupus Diet Plan

Meal Plans & Recipes to Soothe Inflammation, Treat Flares, and Send Lupus Into Remission
Author: Laura Rellihan
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 9781939754141
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
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Fight chronic inflammation associated with lupus and build supportive lifestyle habits. With the meal plans, recipes, and guidance in The Lupus Diet Plan you can live a healthier and happier life free of debilitating lupus flares. More than 1.5 million Americans live with lupus, and while prescription medications offer many benefits, they also carry with them a number of side effects that can be just as painful and stressful as lupus itself. Most people are unfamiliar with the critical role that nutrition can play in soothing and healing their lupus symptoms and the side effects of common lupus medications. This was exactly the case for Laura Rellihan who, after years of struggling with debilitating symptoms, discovered that she could dramatically improve how lupus affected her by changing what she ate. Now a registered dietitian, Laura's written The Lupus Diet Plan so that those living with lupus don't have to wait any longer to find the relief and peace of mind they deserve. With The Lupus Diet Plan, integrated meal plans are just the beginning. You'll also get access to 100+ simple, delicious, anti-inflammatory recipes, handy food lists, and a daily gratitude and habit tracker with important tips for taking care of yourself. The Lupus Diet Plan presents 3 practical, 28-day meal plans: The Basic Lupus Diet Meal Plan offers a general anti-inflammatory diet plan with affordable, easy-to-find ingredients The Flare Soother Meal Plan treats symptom flares with super inflammation-fighting nutrients and super easy recipes The Kidney Care Meal Plan supports damaged kidneys with recipes low in sodium, potassium, and fat There is no known cure for lupus but you can effectively manage your lupus symptoms with the compassionate guidance in this comprehensive resource.

Lupus Handbook for Women

Up-to-Date Information on Understanding and Managing the Disease Which Affects
Author: Robin Dibner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439123802
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 176
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