Lupus, My Doctor and Me: A Sacred Dialogue by Anita A. Fricklas
- Language: English
- Paperback: 218 pages
- Publisher: Astute Press LLC (July 1, 2010)
- ISBN-10: 0615365639
This insightful book demonstrates the conversations you should be having with your Doctor, presented in discussion format from both the patient's and doctor's perspective. Autoimmune diseases are chronic inflammations of various parts of the body. Lupus in particular, can present such a wide variety of symptoms and on-going health issues that it is critical to maintain an open-communicative relationship between patient and physician(s). In a familiar question and answer style, the authors show you how it's done. What should I tell my Doctor? How do I know if a symptom is important? What does it mean to the Doctor in m overall treatment plan? By example, the authors have demonstrated the development of the sacred relationship between doctor and patient. They cover common issues of daily living with thoughtful discussions of the variety of symptoms, how they may effect your lifestyle and those of your family. This guide provides constructive, adjustment strategies for a productive lifestyle. Offering both patient and doctor viewpoints, Lupus, My Doctor and Me, will leave each reader a clearer understanding for management of this syndrome. Whether part of your personal library or the public library, this guide will provide an insightful narrative for family and friends. There are over 5 million people with lupus worldwide with close to 1.4 million diagnosed in the US. Family and friends of patients will find insights as participants in caregiving. Those millions of autoimmune disease patients, including those with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, and Raynaud's disease will also find insights and useful tools in the book. This book is a valuable collection addition to all 16,000 US public libraries.
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