Sclerodermaa chronic autoimmune condition that causes hardening, thickening, or tightening of the skin and attacks the heart, lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tractis extraordinarily difficult to diagnose and can take a huge toll on the psychological well-being of the individual. From the first moment of her diagnosis, author Karen Gottesman took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step by step through their first year with scleroderma. She provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more. The First Year™Scleroderma is illustrated with charts and tables, and offers an invaluable guide for everyone learning to live with their diagnosis.
|The Scleroderma Book: A Guide for Patients and Families|
by Maureen D. Mayes (Author)
The Scleroderma Book has long been considered the leading source of information for patients suffering with this disease. Now comes the Second Edition of this highly respected volume, extensively revised by Maureen Mayes, M.D., the leading authority in this field.
Writing specifically for patients and their families, Dr. Mayes draws on her extensive experience treating scleroderma to provide up-to-date, practical information that will help patients manage their symptoms and improve...
|Scleroderma: The Proven Therapy that Can Save Your Life|
by Henry Scammell (Author)
Scleroderma, which affects as many as 400,000 Americans, starts off like skin cancer but is far more deadly. This new edition is updated with new information about the best therapy for this disease, including the results of the landmark first, and a new, second clinical trial of the only therapy to report reversal and remission of this deadly disease.
|If You Have to Wear an Ugly Dress, Learn to Accessorize: Guidance, Inspiration, and Hope for Women with Lupus, Scleroderma, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses|
by Linda McNamara (Author), Karen Kemper (Author)
"Lupus and scleroderma are our shadows but they do not define us. We may have to wear the ugly dresses of chronic illness but we don't have to be the ugly dresses." -- Linda and Karen
If you are experiencing a long-term illness or disability, this book is for you -- as well as your family and friends. The authors share a collection of deeply personal stories and poetry to describe their journey from illness to health, well-being, and fruitful living. Their creative life...
|The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor's 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease|
by Susan Blum (Author), Mark Hyman (Foreword), Michele Bender (Foreword)
One of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine shares her proven four-step program to treat, reverse, and prevent autoimmune conditions and repair your immune system.
• Are you constantly exhausted?
• Do you frequently feel sick?
• Are you hot when others are cold, or cold when everyone else is warm?
• Do you have trouble thinking clearly, aka “brain fog”?
• Do you often feel irritable?
• Are you experiencing hair loss, dry...
|Connective Tissue Diseases: Holistic Therapy Options--Sjoegrens Syndrome; Systemic Sclerosis - Scleroderma; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Discoid Lupus Erythematosus; Secondary and Primary Raynauds phenomenon; Raynauds Disease; Polymyositis Dermatomyositis|
by Hannelore Helbing-Sheafe Ph.D (Author)
Hannelore Helbing-Sheafe’s constant struggle with her health was a powerful motivator to investigate possible ways to help herself and others. The focus of her practice was always on finding the cause of the problem and instructing patients in using correct nutrients and/or natural medicine and therapy to correct and reverse existing health problems. Her main focus has been to seek balance in all body systems. Connective Tissue Diseases - Holistic Therapy Options provides valuable information...
|The Autoimmune Connection: Essential Information for Women on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Getting On With Your Life|
by Rita Baron-Faust (Author), Jill P. Buyon (Author)
The most up-to-date book on the subject gives women all the essential information on diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune medical conditionsThe Autoimmune Connection explains the links between autoimmune diseases and offers up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatments, and risks for women with one or more autoimmune disease, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Crohn's disease.
You will learn how to sort out vague and seemingly unrelated early signs...
|The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness|
by Mickey Trescott (Author), Angie Alt (Author)
The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery.
The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While...
|The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases|
by Amy Myers M.D. (Author)
Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.
In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional...
|The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans: 4-Week Meal Plans to Heal the Immune System and Restore Overall Health|
by Dorothy Calimeris (Author), Sondi Bruner (Author)
“Following an anti inflammatory diet has been a game-changer for me―and the elimination of gluten and dairy has been especially transformative. I’m able to manage and control my symptoms by what I choose to eat and I’m eternally grateful for that choice.”
―Sondi Bruner, holistic nutritionist and co-author, The Anti Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans
So much in life is beyond our control. Managing chronic inflammation and pain doesn’t have to be....
|Holding On For Dear Life: What My Fatal Diagnosis Taught Me About Living|
by Liz DeVivo (Author), Domenick Russo Jr. (Cover Design)
In 2000, Liz DeVivo was a young mother and a Social Worker when she became ill with Scleroderma. Months later, she was devastated when diagnosed with another rare disease, severe Pulmonary Hypertension. The two rare illnesses made for a very poor prognosis and her health rapidly deteriorated, her only hope became a transplant. She blends her story with practical and beautiful insights on coping and surviving a catastrophic illness. Her book encourages and outlines the practical steps necessary...