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One of the most common yet underrecognized autoimmune and rheumatological disorders. Sjögren's (pronounced SHOW-grens) syndrome, or SjS, affects more people than rheumatoid arthritis and lupus combined. Difficult to diagnose, SjS is characterized by symptoms that shift almost daily, usually beginning with vague discomforts such as dry eyes and dry mouth, then advancing to more severe concerns such as joint pain and swollen glands. A Body Out of Balance provides a comprehensive guide to the wide array of symptoms, traditional and complementary treatments, and invaluable coping methods, so patients may devise a personal treatment plan. Co written by a woman living with the disease and by a physician who has treated countless SjS patients, this indispensable resource will enhance awareness and demystify this often-misunderstood disorder.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Ruth Fremes, M.A., the author of nine books on health and nutrition and is the leader of a Sjögren's Syndrome support group.
Nancy Carteron, M.D., is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology in San Francisco. Her extensive research on autoimmunity has appeared in numerous medical journals and publications.