Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis.

By: Costello, Kathleen
Contributor(s): Thrower, Ben W | Giesser, Barbara S
Series: Brain and Life Bks: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780199381746Subject(s): Multiple sclerosis -- Diagnosis.;Multiple sclerosis -- Treatment -- Popular works.;Multiple sclerosis -- Treatment.;Multiple sclerosisGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Navigating Life with Multiple SclerosisDDC classification: 616.8/34 LOC classification: RC377Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Series -- Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis -- Copyright -- Contents -- About the AAN's Neurology Now™ Books Series -- Preface: Navigating Life with MS -- 1. What Is Multiple Sclerosis? -- So What Is Multiple Sclerosis, Anyway? -- What Are the Types and Stages of Multiple Sclerosis? -- What Type of Multiple Sclerosis Do I Have? -- Summary -- 2. How Multiple Sclerosis Affects the Nerves -- How the Nervous System is Organized -- The Immune System and Multiple Sclerosis -- How Does the Immune System Cause Nerve Damage? -- Summary -- 3. How Multiple Sclerosis Is Diagnosed -- Clinically Isolated Syndrome -- The Initial Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis -- Putting the Picture Together -- Summary -- 4. Managing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms -- How Multiple Sclerosis Affects Mobility -- How Multiple Sclerosis Affects Sensation -- Issues with Vision and Other Senses -- How Multiple Sclerosis Can Affect Memory and Other Cognitive Functions -- Genitourinary Problems -- Summary -- 5 Treating and Managing Multiple Sclerosis: Relapses and Disease-Modifying Therapies -- Relapses -- Disease-Modifying Therapies -- Beta Interferons -- Glatiramer Acetate -- Reproductive Issues -- Summary -- 6. Lifestyle Management -- Finding Relief from Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue -- Other Contributors to Fatigue and Sleep Disorders -- How Multiple Sclerosis Affects Mood -- Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis -- Physical Therapy -- How to Work for Wellness with Multiple Sclerosis -- Summary -- 7. Reproductive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis -- MS and Pregnancy -- Disease-Modifying Therapies -- Summary -- 8. The Future of Multiple Sclerosis Management -- How Is Research Conducted? -- Summary -- 9. Planning for Your Future: Managing Your Personal Affairs -- Your Emergency Notebook -- Informal and Formal Arrangements -- Durable Power of Attorney -- Trusts.
Healthcare Directives -- Guardianship and Conservatorship -- Your Will -- Glossary -- About the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation -- Index.
Summary: Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis will serve as a practical guide for meeting the challenges of this life-long disease. The authors demystify MS and offer practical solutions and guidance based upon their extensive combined clinical and research experience. The book tackles many of the common symptoms experienced by the person with MS and looks into the future to explore where research is headed. If you are newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for years, this book is an invaluable guide.
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Cover -- Series -- Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis -- Copyright -- Contents -- About the AAN's Neurology Now™ Books Series -- Preface: Navigating Life with MS -- 1. What Is Multiple Sclerosis? -- So What Is Multiple Sclerosis, Anyway? -- What Are the Types and Stages of Multiple Sclerosis? -- What Type of Multiple Sclerosis Do I Have? -- Summary -- 2. How Multiple Sclerosis Affects the Nerves -- How the Nervous System is Organized -- The Immune System and Multiple Sclerosis -- How Does the Immune System Cause Nerve Damage? -- Summary -- 3. How Multiple Sclerosis Is Diagnosed -- Clinically Isolated Syndrome -- The Initial Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis -- Putting the Picture Together -- Summary -- 4. Managing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms -- How Multiple Sclerosis Affects Mobility -- How Multiple Sclerosis Affects Sensation -- Issues with Vision and Other Senses -- How Multiple Sclerosis Can Affect Memory and Other Cognitive Functions -- Genitourinary Problems -- Summary -- 5 Treating and Managing Multiple Sclerosis: Relapses and Disease-Modifying Therapies -- Relapses -- Disease-Modifying Therapies -- Beta Interferons -- Glatiramer Acetate -- Reproductive Issues -- Summary -- 6. Lifestyle Management -- Finding Relief from Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue -- Other Contributors to Fatigue and Sleep Disorders -- How Multiple Sclerosis Affects Mood -- Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis -- Physical Therapy -- How to Work for Wellness with Multiple Sclerosis -- Summary -- 7. Reproductive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis -- MS and Pregnancy -- Disease-Modifying Therapies -- Summary -- 8. The Future of Multiple Sclerosis Management -- How Is Research Conducted? -- Summary -- 9. Planning for Your Future: Managing Your Personal Affairs -- Your Emergency Notebook -- Informal and Formal Arrangements -- Durable Power of Attorney -- Trusts.

Healthcare Directives -- Guardianship and Conservatorship -- Your Will -- Glossary -- About the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation -- Index.

Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis will serve as a practical guide for meeting the challenges of this life-long disease. The authors demystify MS and offer practical solutions and guidance based upon their extensive combined clinical and research experience. The book tackles many of the common symptoms experienced by the person with MS and looks into the future to explore where research is headed. If you are newly diagnosed or have been living with MS for years, this book is an invaluable guide.

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