Living With Rheumatoid ArthritisBook - 2014
Describes new findings about causes and treatments, including - New research on risk factors and triggers, including pathologic bacteria in the digestive tract, smoking, and exposure to pollutants and chemicals - Lifestyle and diet modifications that can help avoid potential triggers - How stress contributes to inflammation and other symptoms - Information about new biologic disease-modifying drugs - Promising research on biomarkers that may generate a personalized approach to treatment - Remarkable gains in reducing disability, hospitalizations, and surgeries. In addition to explaining the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, the author offers practical strategies for coping with the pain, fatigue, and emotional toll of a chronic illness and provides new information on associated diseases such as osteoporosis, tips for finding safe and reliable information online, and information on how to get an accurate diagnosis.
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
Edition: Third edition
Characteristics: xix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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