Living Well With Arthritis
A Sourcebook for Understanding and Managing your ArthritisBook - 2002
With a Foreword by Denis Morrice, former president of The Arthritis Society
Living Well with Arthritis is written by Canadian doctors for Canadians. Its authors, all respected experts in the field, focus not only on medications and complementary treatments, but also on management of the many aspects of life that arthritis can affect. Topics such as dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, developing emotional and social coping strategies, and managing relationships and sexuality are all explored.
In user-friendly language, the authors take readers through the steps of diagnosis, how the body is affected, and ways to manage the disease. They describe all the established treatment options, including new medications and their side effects, and alternative therapies, and they help readers determine when surgery is necessary. They also outline recent advances in the field and discuss where these breakthroughs may lead us.
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Four million Canadiansone in sevenlive with some form of arthritis, and their numbers are growing. Until now, however, there has been no comprehensive Canadian guide to the diagnosis and management of arthritis.
Living Well with Arthritis is written by Canadian doctors for Canadians. Its authors, all respected experts in the field of rheumatology, focus not only not only on medications, but also on management of the many aspects of life that arthritis can affect. Topics such as coping with chronic pain; dealing with anger, depression and embarrassment; developing emotional and social coping strategies; and managing relationships and sexuality are explored comprehensively and sensitively.
The past few years have welcomed exciting discoveries in the realm of medical research, with the development of a number of new treatments for arthritis. Living Well with Arthritis reviews these advancements, and also looks at promising new developments in medication and genetic research.