Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

Author(s): Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.

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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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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.

Foreword xxi Introduction 1 Part I: When MS Becomes Part of Your Life 7 Chapter 1: Meeting MS Face to Face 9 Chapter 2: So, Doc, What Do I Have? Getting a Diagnosis 25 Chapter 3: You Have MS -- So Now What? 37 Chapter 4: Getting the Right Players on Your Healthcare Team 53 Part II: Taking Charge of Your MS 67 Chapter 5: Developing a Plan to Take Charge of Your MS69 Chapter 6: Managing the Disease Course and Treating Relapses 77 Chapter 7: Managing Fatigue, Walking Problems, Visual Changes, and Tremor 99 Chapter 8: Handling Problems with Bladder and Bowel Function, Pain, Speech and Swallowing, and Sex 119 Chapter 9: Getting Your Head around Problems with Mood and Thinking 141 Chapter 10: Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine157 Part III: Staying Healthy and Feeling Well 171 Chapter 11: Paying Attention to Your Health -- It's Not All about MS 173 Chapter 12: Handling Stress without Giving Up Your Life 185 Chapter 13: Coping with Progressive Forms of MS 197 Part IV: Managing Lifestyle Issues 213 Chapter 14: 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: Planning a Family around Your MS 247 Chapter 17: Parenting: It Wasn't Easy Before You Had MS! 257 Part V: Creating Your Safety Nets 273 Chapter 18: Keeping Your Place in the Workforce 275 Chapter 19: Getting a Grip on Insurance 289 Chapter 20: Planning for a Future with MS 303 Part VI: The Part of Tens 315 Chapter 21: Ten MS Myths Debunked 317 Chapter 22: Ten Questions about Exciting Leads in MS Research 321 Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Trouble-Free Travel 325 Glossary 329 Index 343

General Fields

  • : 9781118175873
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : 0.556
  • : March 2012
  • : 229mm X 187mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 616.834
  • : 616.834
  • : Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.
  • : Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 384
  • : 384