Coping with Prednisone  Revised and Updated Book
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Coping with Prednisone Revised and Updated


  • Author : Eugenia Zukerman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2013-05-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466845312
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

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Coping with Prednisone Revised and Updated Summary:

Approximately one million Americans per year take high doses of prednisone and related drugs. While these medicines may be necessary to treat serious illnesses, they may also have unpleasant, and even devastating, side effects, including changes in mood, weight, and physical strength, and vulnerability to infection. In 1997, after acclaimed flutist Eugenia Zukerman was prescribed prednisone for a rare lung disease, she teamed up with her sister, Harvard physician Julie Ingelfinger, to write the first book that helps patients deal with the side effects of the prescription. This welcome update to a superb resource—which is still the only book on the subject— covers the latest knowledge about bone health, the use of steroids for children, and new steroid compounds, along with additional strategies and exercises based on their own experiences and responses from other patients and physicians.

Coping with Prednisone Book
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Coping with Prednisone


  • Author : Eugenia Zukerman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1998-08-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0312195702
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb

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Coping with Prednisone Summary:

For the one million Americans who take high doses of cortisone-based prescription drugs, a guide based on personal experience offers the first detailed, practical explanation of what patients can expect and how they can avoid the worst. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Coping with Prednisolone Book

Coping with Prednisolone


  • Author : Eugenia Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Cortisone
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0285638173
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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Coping with Prednisolone Summary:

Prednisone is a corticosteroid drug used in the treatment of a wide range of diseases from rheumatoid arthritis to Crohn's disease, kidney illnesses to severe asthma. It is also widely used by organ transplant patients.Yet Prednisone can have many devastating side-effects, from weight gain and insomnia, depression and glaucoma to mood swings and osteoporosis. Eugenia Zukerman was prescribed prednisone to combat a rare lung disease and she has joined with her sister, Julie Ingelfinger, a doctor, to write the first, comprehensive guide for patients who are using this treatment.

One Pill Makes You Stronger Book
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One Pill Makes You Stronger


  • Author : Jill Stegman
  • Publisher : Transformation Media Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 7,9 Mb

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Miracle drug or deal with the devil? After forty years of marriage, Jill and Don Stegman had it all—two beautiful children, a stable relationship, fulfilling careers. But a brush with cancer and subsequent complications upended their lives. Don survived the cancer but was saddled with a sinister sidekick that transformed this gentle Dr. Jekyll into an evil Mr. Hyde: a white pill called prednisone. What was supposed to save him instead killed him—by his own hand. With 44 million prescriptions written per year, for everything from allergies to immune system disorders, prednisone is something of a miracle drug. But the side effects—mania, psychosis, depression—took Don's life and nearly ruined Jill's. In the months and years after Don's death, Jill reels from grief but finds her own way of coping. A memoir written in beautiful prose, One Pill Makes You Stronger is a love story, a cautionary tale, and a true testament to human resilience.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis Book

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis


  • Author : Kate. Ph.d. Gilbert
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-05-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 1533523541
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis Summary:

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) are linked rheumatic inflammatory illnesses that affect older people - generally, people over 50. They are chronic autoimmune conditions that cause untold misery, pain and debilitation. More acutely, undiagnosed GCA can lead to blindness, which is irreversible. In the United Kingdom each year, there are an estimated 40,000 new cases of PMR and 10,000 new cases of GCA, with a significant degree of overlap, many people having both conditions together. Many people, when they first get their diagnosis, have never heard of PMR or GCA before, and have to get used to the idea of having a chronic inflammatory illness, together with the steroid therapy that is the only standard effective treatment widely available. Several months into their diagnosis they often have many questions about why their journey through PMR and GCA isn't as smooth as they were led to expect. This book is written to give people who have Polymyalgia Rheumatica, or Giant Cell Arteritis (sometimes known as temporal arteritis), and their friends and carers, information about these illnesses, drawing on recent research. It also aims to give insights into what it is like to have these conditions, and how sufferers and those close to them can help themselves in the self-management of their condition towards recovery. It is not intended to replace information provided by your doctor or clinician. This second edition incorporates recommendations by international working groups on the diagnosis and management of PMR and GCA, and findings from research published since 2014. A full references list and index have been added. The author, Dr Kate Gilbert, PhD, is a semi-retired lecturer in management development, now concentrating on writing and voluntary work. She has spent several years, as a PMR survivor, studying these conditions and working as a volunteer with the PMR and GCA charity, PMRGCAuk. A former Chair of Trustees, she helps to edit the charity

The People s Pharmacy   Book

The People s Pharmacy


  • Author : Joe Graedon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Drugs
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1194921165
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

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Cushing s Disease Book

Cushing s Disease


  • Author : Edward R. Laws Jr
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128043905
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

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Cushing’s Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed and Not So Rare Disorder reviews the epidemiology of Cushing’s, including statistics on the incidence and prevalence of this disease. There are discussions of the signs and symptoms and the most common co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, amenorrhea, and infertility. Surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, including indications, results, risks, and complications, are reviewed. Also featured is a chapter on the patient’s perspective, coping with Cushing’s, quality of life, and psychosomatic issues. This book is essential reading for the wide range of physicians who treat patients with Cushing’s disease symptoms, as well as biomedical researchers who investigate the etiology and mechanisms of rare genetic diseases, in particular rare endocrine disorders. Reviews the basics of Cushing’s disease and its interrelation with hormones, the brain, and bodily functions Includes chapters on diagnosis, surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, and variations in presentation, including cyclical disease Presents the cognitive and emotional aspects of Cushing’s and the long-term sequelae Offers an important resource for physicians who are accustomed to treating individual symptoms rather than a disease complex Reviews multidisciplinary management, and post-treatment management of Cushing’s, including recommendations for Cushing’s Centers of Excellence

Magnesium in the Central Nervous System Book

Magnesium in the Central Nervous System


  • Author : Robert Vink
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780987073051
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb

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Magnesium in the Central Nervous System Summary:

The brain is the most complex organ in our body. Indeed, it is perhaps the most complex structure we have ever encountered in nature. Both structurally and functionally, there are many peculiarities that differentiate the brain from all other organs. The brain is our connection to the world around us and by governing nervous system and higher function, any disturbance induces severe neurological and psychiatric disorders that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Our understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of the brain has improved dramatically in the last two decades. In particular, the critical role of cations, including magnesium, has become evident, even if incompletely understood at a mechanistic level. The exact role and regulation of magnesium, in particular, remains elusive, largely because intracellular levels are so difficult to routinely quantify. Nonetheless, the importance of magnesium to normal central nervous system activity is self-evident given the complicated homeostatic mechanisms that maintain the concentration of this cation within strict limits essential for normal physiology and metabolism. There is also considerable accumulating evidence to suggest alterations to some brain functions in both normal and pathological conditions may be linked to alterations in local magnesium concentration. This book, containing chapters written by some of the foremost experts in the field of magnesium research, brings together the latest in experimental and clinical magnesium research as it relates to the central nervous system. It offers a complete and updated view of magnesiums involvement in central nervous system function and in so doing, brings together two main pillars of contemporary neuroscience research, namely providing an explanation for the molecular mechanisms involved in brain function, and emphasizing the connections between the molecular changes and behavior. It is the untiring efforts of those magnesium researchers who have