Taking Charge of Lupus: How to Manage the Disease and Make the Most of Your Life

Taking Charge of Lupus: How to Manage the Disease and Make the Most of Your Life

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by Maureen Pratt, Daniel J. Wallace, David Hellegua, David Hallequa
     
 

While there is no known cure for lupus erythematosus and the course of the disease is unpredictable, Maureen Pratt-diagnosed with lupus herself-believes daily life for the sufferer can be greatly improved. Based on her own personal experiences and written with a doctor, this book provides essential information on how to manage with the condition on a day-to-day

Overview

While there is no known cure for lupus erythematosus and the course of the disease is unpredictable, Maureen Pratt-diagnosed with lupus herself-believes daily life for the sufferer can be greatly improved. Based on her own personal experiences and written with a doctor, this book provides essential information on how to manage with the condition on a day-to-day basis including:

• Choosing a doctor
• Coping with medication side effects
• Designing a home environment that accomodates physical limitations
• Dealing with insurance and other financial issues
• and the role of faith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451206992
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Maureen Pratt is an author and playwright diagnosed with lupus. She is a contributor to Lupus Line, the quarterly newsletter of the Southern California Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, an ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation, and a board member of LupusLA, an organization targeting awareness and fund-raising in the entertainment community.

David Hallegua, M.D., is an internist and rheumatologist who runs a private practice in Beverly Hills, specializing in treating lupus and other autoimmune disorders. He works closely with Daniel J. Wallace, M.D., who heads the largest lupus practice in the United States.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my first time taking part in this review process, but i want ot start off by saying thank you. I was diagnosed with lupus in 1989. I haven't read the book, but the title is amazing, in 1997 i was diagnoses with the 'cmv'. Now, i'm having trouble with my lungs. I'm not the one to complain about my illness. I just ask the lord for the strenght to make day by day, and it's just good to have contact with other positive people with the illness to share information and to have information share with me. I do consider my diagnosis a blessing, i use it in a positive way. I am looking forward to reading some of your books and other information again i would like to say thank you, and i thank god for allowing you into my life. I know that he does everything for a reason. May god continue to bless you.