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Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Randall T. Schapiro, M.D.
Demos Medical Publishing, June 2003, 192 Pages, Soft Cover
ISBN: 1-888799-78-1
Regular Price: $19.95
Discount Price: $16.96

Contents
  • The Disease and Its Management
    • What is Multiple Sclerosis?
    • Managing the Disease Process
    •  
  • Managing MS Symptoms
    1. Movement and Walking
      • Fatigue
      • Spasticity
      • Weakness
      • Tremor and Balance
      • Paroxysmal Symptoms
      • Mobility - Putting It All Together
      • Pressure Sores
      •    
    2. Bladder and Bowel
      • Bladder Symptoms
      • Bowel Symptoms
      •    
    3. Speech and Swallowing
      • Speech Difficulties
      • Swallowing Difficulties
      •    
    4. Sensory Disturbances
      • Vision
      • Pain
      • Dizziness and Vertigo
      • Numbness, Cold Feet, and Swollen Ankles
      •    
    5. Cognition and Memory
      • Cognitive Difficulties
      •    
       
  • Your Total Health
    • Diet and Nutrition
    • Exercise
    • Sexuality
    • Adapting to Multiple Sclerosis
    •  
  • Appendices
    • Glossary
    • Exercises for Spasticity
    • Transfers and Mobility
    •  

Editorial Review

"...provides a roadmap for patients and professionals   to symptomatic relief of MS symptoms. In a clear and comprehensible style, Schapiro   fully defines the disease and discusses the theories concerning its cause. He   addresses those symptoms that can be managed and offers strategies for coping   with those for which no effective treatment exists. Schapiro doesn"t merely   provide medical or surgical solutions - he offers lifestyle strategies as well."--   PA Today
 
  I warmly recommend the book not only to patients but also to doctors   and other health professionals that although not specialised in MS come in contact   with these patients. --
  Scandinavian journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
 
  ...an excellent guide for the management of MS symptoms, providing both   up-to-date pathophysiological explanations and carefully weighed clinical advice.   -- Jurg Kesselring, Valens, Switzerland
 
  In clear, understandable language and with helpful illustrations, this book   explores every symptom of MS and discusses clinically tested and proven methods   for the proper and effective management of each. No symptom is omitted: from   spasticity, tremor, weakness, and fatigue to bladder, bowel, and sexual difficulties.   An enlightening overview of the characteristics of MS, a useful glossary of   common medical terms, and a list of helpful exercises round out this comprehensive   coverage.
 
  This extensively revised fourth edition remains the definitive guide to managing   the symptoms of MS, but also focuses on disease and personal management strategies.   It is based on the management program developed at the oldest comprehensive   MS Center in the United States, The Fairview MS Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota  USA. The disease management section has been expanded to reflect the growth   of our knowledge in this area. Newer ways to manage complex and routine symptoms   are explored. The book has been substantially reorganized to better reflect   the three areas of MS management - management of the disease, management of   its symptoms, and management of issues relating to lifestyle and general wellness.  

About the Author:
 
    Dr. Randall T. Schapiro is Medical Director of The Fairview   Multiple SclerosisCenter, one of the largest multiple sclerosis centers in   the world, and is Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota  in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has lectured extensively on multiple sclerosis   worldwide to both professional and patient organizations, and was recently elected   to the National Board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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