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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fibromyalgia (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Lynne Matallana
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A hands-on approach to managing a debilitating condition.
This valuable resource cuts through the medical jargon in other books and focuses on the most important things readers need to know to understand and manage fibromyalgia. Readers learn how to assemble a team of healthcare providers, communicate with doctors, identify the triggers that lead to symptoms, set and track sleep and diet regimens, and much more.
a According to the Mayo Clinic, six to eight million Americans have fibromyalgia
a Dr. Bradley is one of the countryas leading fibromyalgia researchers
a Lynne Matallanaas personal story was highlighted in a feature article in the May 2003 issue of Newsweek
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The co-founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association presents information to empower patients like herself to better manage all aspects of this often misunderstood chronic pain condition. The guide outlines practical steps for communicating with health care practitioners and family members, and explains different approaches to pharmacologic, behavioral, alternative, and psychosocial treatment. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Nearly eight million Americans suffer from it.
Cutting through the history and medical jargon found in more exhaustive and incomprehensible reference books, this guide focuses on the most important things readers need to know in order to effectively understand and manage fibromyalgia, especially important now, with 22 new fibromyalgia-fighting drugs on the market. This new edition teaches readers how to:
·Communicate better with doctors and healthcare providers
·Evaluate pain medications and non-medical therapies
·Develop exercise and diet regimens
·Identify and treat symptoms
About the Author
Lynne Matallana co-founded the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and, in 2001, she published the first-ever consumer magazine to focus on FM, Fibromyalgia AWARE. Ms. Matallana is now president of the NFA.
Laurence A. Bradley, Ph.D., is a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Clinical Rheumatology and Immunology.
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