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Title:
Managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Author:
Schapiro, Randall T.
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Edition:
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
New York NY : Demos Health, [2014]
Physical Description:
xii, 214 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781936303649
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The fully updated and revised sixth edition of the definitive guide to clinically tested and proven methods for effectively managing all of the symptoms characteristic of MS and MS treatment.

Based on the most up-to-date disease management strategies, medical and research breakthroughs, and latest drug therapies, Dr. Randall T. Schapiro provides the information you need to manage both the disease and symptoms, and make everyday life easier. New chapters offer essential advice for those newly diagnosed with the disease, and those who experience more symptoms with age.

Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis features comprehensive treatment options for:

Fatigue Spasticity Tremor Incontinence Speech and swallowing difficulties Pain Numbness Cognitive difficulties


Author Notes

Randall T. Schapiro, MD, FAAN, is the founder and former medical director of The Schapiro Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology. He is a founding member and first elected president of the Consortium of MS Centers. He served five years on the National Board of the National MS Society, 34 years on the Minnesota board, and five years on the Colorado Board. He also serves on the International MS Society's Medical Advisory Board. Schapiro has been elected to the National MS Society Hall of Fame and was presented the prestigious Starfish Award by the National MS Society and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Consortium of MS Centers. He retired from private practice in 2009 to devote more time to teaching and consulting on topics related to MS. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
I The Disease and Its Managementp. 1
1 What is Multiple Sclerosis?p. 03
2 For the Newly Diagnosedp. 19
3 Managing the Disease Processp. 21
II Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosisp. 33
4 Fatiguep. 35
5 Spasticityp. 44
6 Weaknessp. 54
7 Tremor and Balancep. 57
8 Paroxysmal Symptomsp. 64
9 Mobility: Putting It All Togetherp. 66
10 Pressure Soresp. 74
11 Bladder Symptomsp. 77
12 Bowel Symptomsp. 94
13 Speech Difficultiesp. 102
14 Swallowing Difficultiesp. 105
15 Visionp. 108
16 Painp. 110
17 Dizziness and Vertigop. 115
18 Numbness, Cold Feet, and Swollen Anklesp. 117
19 Cognitive Difficultiesp. 121
III Your Total Healthp. 125
20 Diet and Nutritionp. 127
21 Exercisep. 138
22 Sexualityp. 142
23 Adapting to Multiple Sclerosisp. 149
24 Aging with Multiple Sclerosisp. 156
IV Appendicesp. 159
A Glossaryp. 161
B Exercises for Spasticityp. 178
C Transfers and Mobilityp. 189
D Resourcesp. 205
Indexp. 207