Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain, yet a diagnosis of this condition often arouses more questions than answers -- questions your doctor may not be able to address adequately during an office visit. So where do you turn for the information you need?

In Rheumatoid Arthritis: Everything You Need to Know, a leading rheumatologist provides clear and concise information about this disorder for patients and their families. Dr. Robert Lahita has ...

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Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain, yet a diagnosis of this condition often arouses more questions than answers -- questions your doctor may not be able to address adequately during an office visit. So where do you turn for the information you need?

In Rheumatoid Arthritis: Everything You Need to Know, a leading rheumatologist provides clear and concise information about this disorder for patients and their families. Dr. Robert Lahita has collected the questions that his patients most frequently ask, and relying on research and professional experience, he presents comprehensive, easy-to-understand answers. His informed overview of the immune system and what goes wrong with it in rheumatoid arthritis is followed by hundreds of questions and insightful answers.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Everything You Need to Know is a valuable resource that you and your family can turn to for real answers to real questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583331019
  • Publisher: Avery
  • Publication date: 8/2/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. Defining the Disease 3
2. Understanding the Immune System and Inflammation 10
3. The Musculoskeletal System 19
4. The Effects of the Disease 24
5. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 34
6. Making the Diagnosis 39
7. Traditional Therapy: Drugs, Surgery, and Rehabilitation Therapy 48
8. Alternative Therapies 74
Conclusion 81
Suggested Readings 83
Helpful Organizations for People Who Suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis 85
Index 87
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