Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjogren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everythingAfflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjogren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjogren's Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjogren's in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjogren's sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written by leading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjogren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjogren's is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjogren's suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease....
|Title||:||The Sjogren's Book|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||416 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Sjogren's Book Reviews
Like most medical literature, it is dry but very informative.
Sjogrens helpThis is the manual for anyone with either Sjogrens Syndrome or a family member suffering from it. Best resource available at any price.
I'm not going to say that I liked this book. Who likes to read a book about their own condition? Their own life altering, debilitating condition? No, I did not like it. Was it enlightening? A bit. Educational? Definitely. There are lists of products that would be most useful in treating certain symptoms. That was useful. It gave me lots of questions to ask my Rheumatologist. He seemed amused that I was referring to this book. It's written with both providers and patients in mind. Seems my provider isn't a great advocate of the book. Oh well. I'm not married to it so it didn't matter to me. It was a good source of information and I'll keep it on my shelf for awhile as reference.
Although this book can get very scientific at times, it is an excellent reference book for those suffering from Sjogren's. Family members of Sjogren's patients will benefit from reading this extensive book as well.
Very technical and a great reference, this book is a definite for anyone diagnosed with Sjogrens.