Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

by Clay Farris Naff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0737743816

ISBN-13: 9780737743814

Pub. Date: 06/05/2009

Publisher: Gale Group

The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment

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Overview

The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737743814
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
06/05/2009
Series:
Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

1 Overview of Multiple Sclerosis Ruthan Brodsky 16

2 The Causes of Multiple Sclerosis Harvey Simon 25

3 The Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis John Richert 31

4 How Multiple Sclerosis Is Diagnosed 37

5 Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis Nicola O'Connell 44

6 Emotional Dimensions of Multiple Sclerosis Nicholas LaRocca 50

Chapter 2 Controversies Concerning Multiple Sclerosis

1 A Leaky Gut May Be the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis Ashton F. Embry 61

2 Trauma May Be a Key Cause of Multiple Sclerosis S.J.M. Weatherby C.P. Hawkins 67

3 Infection May Be a Key Cause of Multiple Sclerosis Jock Murray 73

4 Faulty Genes May Be at the Root of Multiple Sclerosis Sabin Russell 78

5 Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments Are Effective in Treating Multiple Sclerosis William S. Maxfield 84

6 Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments Are Unproven for Treating Multiple Sclerosis Health Canada 90

7 Dietary Therapy Appears to Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Zoltan P. Rona 96

8 Dietary Therapy Remains Unproven for Multiple Sclerosis Institute of Medicine 101

Chapter 3 Experiences with Multiple Sclerosis

1 Falling Out of the Closet David L. Lander 107

2 Seeing a Life Above Illness Richard M. Cohen 116

3 Climbing the Mountain Wendy Booker Taryn Plumb 124

Glossary 130

Chronology 132

Organizations to Contact 134

For Further Reading 138

Index 141

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