The Autoimmune Connection: Essential Information for Women on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Getting on w (BOK)
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"Provides valuable information on managing one's own disorder, lists treatments and possible new ways to alter immune responses, and cites ways that autoimmune diseases can vary at different ages." - "The New York Times Science Times". "Essential reading that will empower the millions of women who suffer from these common diseases." - Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of "Women's Bodies", "Women's Wisdom" and "The Wisdom of Menopause"."Arms women with the knowledge they need to obtain accurate diagnoses and the best possible treatments." - The National Women's Heath Resource Center. "A truly remarkable book that covers the full spectrum of autoimmunity and the myriad of ways it influences the lives of women." - John H. Klippel, M.D., President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation. "This book will be a lifesaver for millions of women with autoimmune diseases. No longer will women have to bounce from specialist to specialist to get answers. Here's information on autoimmunity that many doctors don't even have." - Kellie Martin, actor and spokesperson, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.In "The Autoimmune Connection", you'll learn: how to sort out vague and seemingly unrelated early signs and symptoms; which diagnostic tests you may need and what the results can mean; how autoimmune diseases and their treatments can affect you at different stages of life; what new treatments and therapies are on the horizon; and where to find the proper specialist and how to navigate the health-care system. Rita Baron-Faust is an award-winning medical journalist and author of five books on women's health. She serves on the board of directors of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son. Jill P. Buyon, M.D., is a professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and is the founder and director of the Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York City. She lives in New Rochelle, New York, with her family.