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The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia (Cleveland Clinic Guides)


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ISBN13: 9781607144892
ISBN10: 1607144891
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition affecting 6 million to 12 million people in the U.S. Though various controversies exist surrounding fibromyalgia, the illness is very real and stress can actually worsen its symptoms.

In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia, Dr. William Wilke, an expert on the forefront of this elusive disease, presents critical information about the latest scientific studies and progress in fighting fibromyalgia and related conditions. He offers a proven, interdisciplinary medical approach by drawing on other specialties, including womens health and rheumatology. This important resource gives readers the cutting-edge medical guidance Dr. Wilke offers his patients, including:

  • How to feel immediate relief
  • Why fi bromyalgia is so difficult to diagnose
  • Accurate information on symptoms, treatments, and myths surrounding the condition
  • Clear explanations of the newest studies
  • Personal stories of those who have triumphed over fibromyalgia
  • Fast facts and red-flag sidebars
  • Plus, advice on how to make the necessary lifestyle choices to live an active and healthy life
  • The Cleveland Clinic is top-ranked for its care of patients with rheumatic and immunologic conditions.

Book News Annotation:

In this overview for patients, Wilke (Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic) gives plain-language explanations of the science surrounding the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia, and offers practical advice for everyday life. Conventional therapies are described and alternative therapies and supplements are briefly overviewed, with material summarized in a chart showing how effective each therapy is. There is also information on medication side effects and recommended lifestyle changes. An appendix offers a list of support and information organizations, major medical centers, and organizations related to alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage. A second appendix reviews the history of research on fibromyalgia from the mid-19th century to the present. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

William S. Wilke, MD, is a Staff member in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 1977 after completing a special fellowship in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Dr. Wilke received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette) and he completed an internship and an internal medicine residency at Akron City Hospital.

Dr. Wilke has written numerous journal articles, abstracts, letters and book chapters. Until recently, he served as the associate editor of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. During his career, he has been a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Cleveland Rheumatism Society, the Ohio Society of Rheumatology, the Ohio Society of Internal Medicine, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, the American Federation for Clinical Research, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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harmony, February 11, 2013 (view all comments by harmony)
As someone who has had fibromyalgia for almost 50 years and has been able to manage it without drugs, I feel Dr. Wilke shouldn't make definitive statements that one always has fatigue with fibromyalgia. The very few times I was prescribed drugs, I discontinued them because they caused more problems than they were worth. I have been in several accidents, each one aggravating my fibromyalgia more and more, but have never experienced the fatigue he mentions. Nearly all of the other symptoms I have, i.e. sleep apnea, low tolerance for light, odors and noise, body sore and achy. I rarely take medication for pain, other than tylenol, only when needed. At age 75, I don't even need afternoon naps and sleep well at night. My fibromyalgia has been diagnosed many times by rheumatologists, in the various places I have lived, so there is no question about my diagnosis. Since everyone is different, I feel it is very misleading to say that is fatigue is always present, when such is not the case. Other than that, I found the book very informative.
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Wilke, William
Kaplan Publishing
Wilke, William S.
Diseases - General
Diseases - Musculoskeletal
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
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Cleveland Clinic Guides
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9 x 6 in 10.08 oz

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