Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well

Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well

by Jessica Rowshandel

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Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well by Jessica Rowshandel

Expert advice and strategies to improve your quality of life with lupus.

Filled with practical tips and support, Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well offers reliable, easy to implement ways to face challenges and live your life to the fullest with lupus. This empowering guide is packed with information to help you:

  • Get the medical care you need
  • Learn about alternative and complementary therapies
  • Manage lupus fog
  • Reduce stress, fatigue, and flares
  • Maintain healthy relationships with partners, friends, family, and children
  • Deal with work-related issues, employers, and co-workers

And much more.

Long-overdue, Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well is a comprehensive, yet easy to understand essential guide for individuals with lupus, their loved ones and anyone going through a possible diagnosis. By educating and empowering people to become actively engaged in their treatment and encouraging participation in the lupus community through advocacy and research, Jessica Rowshandel delivers a valuable resource at a time when the patient voice is more relevant than ever.'

KATHLEEN A. ARNTSEN, President and CEO of Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, lupus patient, and national autoimmune advocate

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936303878
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/28/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 322,329
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW, is the director of social services of the SLE Lupus Foundation. Since 2011, she has been the author of the Foundation's monthly column, "Jessica's Coping Corner," about living with lupus.

Table of Contents



Contents

Introduction

Part I: The Basics

1. Understanding Lupus

2. Getting the Medical Care You Need

Find a Lupus Doctor

If You are Underinsured or Uninsured

Prescription Assistance

Preparing for Your First Visit

Communicating with Your Doctor

3. Medication and Treatment

Manage Your Medication

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

Real versus Fake Science

Part II: Living Well

4. You Are Not Alone

Find Support

Lupus and Grief

Lupus and Depression

5. Men with Lupus

6. Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Lupus and Nutrition

Strive for a Healthy Lifestyle

7. Managing Stress

Plan Ahead for a Flare

Manage Energy Levels

More Stress Management Tools

8. Managing Lupus Fog

9. Lupus on the Outside

Part III: Lupus and Personal Relationships

10. Family and Friends

Support from Friends and Family

Maintaining a Social Life

Managing Busy Holidays

11. Romantic Relationships

Dating

Sex

Family Planning

12. Parenting

Part IV: Navigating the World with Lupus

13. Advance Directives

14. Work

15. Disability Benefits

16. Higher Education

17. Traveling

18. Becoming a Lupus Advocate

Create Lupus Awareness

Advocate for Health Care Policy and Funding

Help Make Medicine More Patient Centered

Clinical Trials

Afterword

Resources

Acknowledgments

Index


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