You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Norman Latov
ISBN: 1458755983
Size: 54.69 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common diseases most people never heard ofand yet, upwards of 20 million Americans have it! It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy. That fact alone is staggering. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, cancer and a variety of other medical conditions. According to the Neuropathy Association the ''extent and importance'' of peripheral neuropathy has not yet been adequately recognized. The disease is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease. However, people from all walks of life live with this neurological illness that has been described by those who have it as a tingling or burning sensation in their limbs, pins and needles and numbness. You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy:365 Tips for Living a Full Life was written by both a patient-expert and doctor and is a welcome addition to the information on this subject. It covers such diverse topics as What to ask at doctor appointments Making the house easier to navigate with neuropathy Where to find a support group Using vitamins and herbs for treatment Tips for traveling And much, much more! You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that will help everyone who lives with this painful condition. It will also serve as a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

The Medical Library Association Guide To Finding Out About Diabetes

Author: Dana L. Ladd
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555708900
Size: 43.76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 386
For the more than 26 million Americans diagnosed with or affected by diabetes, having accurate information on the disease is crucial. But the sheer volume of information available can be daunting for patients and caregivers alike. This comprehensive guide provides librarians and library users with background on key diabetes concepts, encompassing reliable print and electronic resources, including hard-to-find periodicals and audiovisual sources. Each chapter in this guide presents an overview and description as well as an annotated list of multi-format resources on topics including: Types 1 and 2 and gestational diabetes Diet, clinical trials, and support sources Legal and insurance issues With this guide, librarians can deepen their understanding and collections, and thus improve service to the growing number of patrons affected by, at-risk for, or curious about this pervasive disease.

Medifocus Guidebook On Peripheral Neuropathy

Author:, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Medifocus_com Inc
ISBN: 0557631149
Size: 30.78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The MediFocus Guidebook on Peripheral Neuropathy is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of information available. You will get answers to your questions, including risk factors of Peripheral Neuropathy, standard and alternative treatment options, leading doctors, hospitals and medical centers that specialize in Peripheral Neuropathy, results of the latest clinical trials, support groups and additional resources, and promising new treatments on the horizon. This one of a kind Guidebook offers answers to your critical health questions including the latest treatments, clinical trials, and expert research; high quality, professional level information you can trust and understand culled from the latest peer-reviewed journals; and a unique resource to find leading experts, institutions, and support organizations including contact information and hyperlinks. This Guidebook was updated on August 24, 2010.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Norman Latov
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 193260359X
Size: 56.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Peripheral neuropathy, the variety of conditions that result when the nerves that connect to the brain and spinal cord are damaged or diseased, is commonly associated with diseases such as diabetes, HIV, alcoholism, and lupus. Although widespread -- it affects 10-20 million people in the United States -- information about the condition has been difficult to obtain. This essential guide explains what is known about peripheral neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics include drug therapy for the condition and its symptoms, interventional therapy, alternative medicines, caring for the feet, and much more. This book will enable patients to make informed decisions about their care.

Glaucoma Patient To Patient A Coping Guide For You And Your Family

Author: Edith Marks
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440183201
Size: 23.22 MB
Format: PDF
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The facts: Upwards of 65 million people worldwide suffer from glaucoma. It's the second most prevalent, yet preventable, cause of blindness. It knows no age, race, or one is immune. What you don't know can blind you, but what you do know can save your sight! "Those of us in the field of eye care recognize that many of the subjects so masterfully handled by Edith are never discussed in routine doctor visits. Having a book like this as a reference provides answers to many questions and even suggests lists of questions to ask. As a firm believer that each of us has the primary responsibility for our own health care, I appreciate the advice and encouragement Edith provides." -- Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO, Glaucoma Research Foundation Inside you'll learn: The specific characteristics and issues associated with various types of glaucoma and what to expect from each. Common mistakes glaucoma doctors and patients make that can have a lifelong impact on your sight...and strategies for avoiding them. Insights into the pros, cons and overall risks associated with the wide range of treatments available, plus guidance on deciding which treatment might be best for you. How to confidently confront the concerns many glaucoma patients struggle with. Proven, step-by-step strategies glaucoma patients can use for controlling and countering stress...and much more! "On behalf of the entire family of The Glaucoma Foundation, it is an honor and pleasure to congratulate Edith Marks, a collaborator, partner, and true friend of ours on a monumental achievement. This updated and expanded version of her earlier book is sure to be a gift to the glaucoma community and be enthusiastically used by those who suffer from these insidious diseases we all call glaucoma." -- Scott Christenson, CEO, The Glaucoma Foundation

Chemotherapy Relief

Author: Joyce Zborower
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532909139
Size: 14.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1347
Worried about chemotherapy side effects? Have you heard that chemo makes your hair fall out? Are you concerned about what chemo will do to your skin or hair? What about peripheral neuropathy? Do you have it now? Are you worried it will get worse? If you don't currently have it, are you concerned about chemotherapy giving you peripheral neuropathy in your feet and ankles? This booklet provides the research results of professionals for ways to improve your overall health - thus helping you cope with the overall procedure - as well as various specific things you can do to help your body deal with some of the less serious, but still annoying and deleterious, side effects of chemotherapy. All of these research results are freely available on the internet. The trouble is: finding them. I've simply simplified this for you here. I've done the work of gathering the applicable information and bringing it together for your convenience. Some of the chemo side effects discussed include: Hair loss in relation to the prescribed drugs and how to mitigate its effects What to do about dry skin How to reduce nail damage during chemo A relatively new, non-invasive procedure for peripheral neuropathy (typical treatments for peripheral neuropathy include addictive pharmaceuticals) Knowledge is power --- power over your worry. Once you know what to expect, it's easier to "let go" and just deal with it instead of worrying about it. Chemotherapy Relief gives you that knowledge. Chemotherapy Relief is written in a straight-forward, easy to understand language so anyone with an interest in the subject matter can quickly grasp the concepts. However, self-diagnosis and treatment are highly discouraged. Always discuss any concerns about your chemotherapy treatments or side effects with your doctor.

Learn To Live Through Cancer

Author: Stewart B. Fleishman, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617050628
Size: 32.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosisófrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and empowering guide so that you and your family know what to expect and how to proceed at every stage of your journey with cancer. Using the tools and suggestions of his step-by-step system, youíll learn how to: Evaluate your condition Improve communication with your health care providers Participate in care decisions more easily Research your illness and treatment options Assess complementary therapy options improve overall health habits Tend to your emotional well-being Adjust to the physical and emotional changes posttreatment Packed with practical tools and evidence-based advice, Learn to Live through Cancer is an essential companion for every cancer survivor and his or her loved ones.

Coping With Diabetes

Author: Robert H. Phillips
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780895299239
Size: 35.47 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3300
This guide provides potential treatments and advice for adjusting to the difficulties faced on an everyday basis for those coping with diabetes. Family members are also supported with suggestions on how to play a beneficial role in the coping process.

All You Can Do Is Do What You Must

Author: Ira Fried
ISBN: 9780692909300
Size: 34.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 2793
Ira Fried describes his journey from diagnosis to progression of Parkinson's Disease. Victim of bullies at school and an abusive mother at home, he learned resilience. At 14 he began running, a passion and key coping strategy. Grateful for all he has & optimistic about the future, Fried is determined to let other Parkies know they are not alone