Living with Multiple Sclerosis: A Wellness Approach

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This book suggests some avenues for optimizing your health through exercise, nutrition, and emotional health. Use it as a starting point for developing your own individualized wellness program.In this book you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about living with Multiple Sclerosis.

The material presented in this book is adapted from the question and answer portion of a teleconference sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on the topic "Taking ...

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Overview

This book suggests some avenues for optimizing your health through exercise, nutrition, and emotional health. Use it as a starting point for developing your own individualized wellness program.In this book you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about living with Multiple Sclerosis.

The material presented in this book is adapted from the question and answer portion of a teleconference sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on the topic "Taking Care: Options to Maximize Your Health." Over 8,000 people participated in the teleconference, from more than 450 sites across the United States, and the program received a national Health Information Award. The questions addressed in this book reflect the concerns of this widespread group of people with MS, as well as those of family members and friends.

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Reviewer: Daniel B. Hier, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a concise and well-written book that uses a question-and-answer format to address important questions raised by multiple sclerosis patients and their families.
Purpose: The book seeks to inform multiple sclerosis patients about disease cause, management, and treatment.
Audience: The primary audience is multiple sclerosis patients and their families. The secondary audience is nonphysician healthcare providers who are involved in the care of multiple sclerosis patients.
Features: This book uses a highly readable question-and-answer format.
Assessment: Multiple sclerosis patients will find this a highly useful and highly readable source book about multiple sclerosis. This book may be most appropriately placed in the health section of general bookstores rather than in the neurology section of medical textbook stores.
Doody Publishing Inc.
This brief and highly readable book covers such topics as pathology, diagnosis, course, treatment and symptom management. The answers are clear and nontechnical. Additional features include sections on financial and emotional well-being as well as alternative therapies. This is a very nice book for patients with MS. It is designed for newly diagnosed patients who have many questions about their disease. Interested readers will find many of their questions answered here.
International MS Journal
This book can be recommed to all those interested in MS: be they people with the disease, their relatives or fris. The wellness approach is an attitude that does not focus so much on what is lacking - deficits - but rather on what is possible, which truly marks a paradigm shift in neurology this is so important.
Nancy Holland
How can someone who has a chronic disease like multiple sclerosis also be healthy? The answer is by choosing behaviors that promote health the optimal level of function and well-being within any limitations imposed by an impairment. As multiple sclerosis fluctuates or progresses, the overall physical and emotional capacity can be nurtured, and improvement achieved within realistic goals. This broad and positive approach to health is also conceptualized as 'wellness, with emphasis on those areas within our control, those opportunities to make thoughtful and informed choices to enhance our function, attitudes, and general sense of well-being. This approach not only has implications for the present, but also can impact long-term health. In order to choose wisely, it is necessary to be informed of the ramifications of various behaviors and activities. This book addresses the overall area of choices for wellness and related issues...
International MS Journal
This book can be recommended to all those interested in MS: be they people with the disease, their relatives or friends. The wellness approach is an attitude that does not focus so much on what is lacking - deficits - but rather on what is possible, which truly marks a paradigm shift in neurology that is so important.
International MS Journal
This book can be recommed to all those interested in MS: be they people with the disease, their relatives or fris. The wellness approach is an attitude that does not focus so much on what is lacking - deficits - but rather on what is possible, which truly marks a paradigm shift in neurology this is so important.
ConnieĀ  Easterling
Topics addressed in this edition include areas of interest to caregivers, family members, friends and professionals alike. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in how to effectively live with multiple sclerosis...appendixes are comprehensive making this book an excellent resource to the professional as well as the individual with multiple sclerosis.
Doody Publishing
This brief and highly readable book covers such topics as pathology, diagnosis, course, treatment and symptom management. The answers are clear and nontechnical. Additional features include sections on financial and emotional well-being as well as alternative therapies. This is a very nice book for patients with MS. It is designed for newly diagnosed patients who have many questions about their disease. Interested readers will find many of their questions answered here.
Daniel B. Hier
This is a concise and well-written book that uses a question-and-answer format to address important questions raised by multiple sclerosis patients and their families. The book seeks to inform multiple sclerosis patients about disease cause, management, and treatment. The primary audience is multiple sclerosis patients and their families. The secondary audience is nonphysician healthcare providers who are involved in the care of multiple sclerosis patients. This book uses a highly readable question-and-answer format. Multiple sclerosis patients will find this a highly useful and highly readable source book about multiple sclerosis. This book may be most appropriately placed in the health section of general bookstores rather than in the neurology section of medical textbook stores.
Internet Bookwatch
Now in an updated and expanded second edition, Living With Multiple Sclerosis: A Wellness Approach incorporates the most recent developments in MS management and adds new material reflecting the status of MS as a treatable diseases, as well as new concepts of "wellness" that are of general application and use in managing chronic disease. Living With Multiple Sclerosis uses a reader friendly questions and answer format in systematically explaining how to live optimally with this neurologic disease. George H. Kraft, M.D. and Marci Catanzaro, R.N. collaborate in offering advice on how to take control of one's life in order to maximize health and explaining the ramifications of various behaviors and activities on health and well-being. Covering all aspects of MS from causes and symptom management to treatments, alternative therapies, and the social aspects, Living With Multiple Sclerosis is a "must" for all MS sufferers and their family, friends, and loved ones.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888799002
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 103
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I Causes and Course of Multiple Sclerosis 1
II Symptom Management 13
III Wellness Management 41
IV Emotional Health 57
V Disease Treatments 67
VI Social Aspects 85
VII Financial Burden 93
Appendix A. Exercise Videos 97
Appendix B. A Guide to Daily Food Choices 99
Index 101
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