Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.