Coping with Prednisone Revised and Updated

Coping with Prednisone  Revised and Updated
Author: Eugenia Zukerman,Julie R. Ingelfinger, M.D.
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-05-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781466845312

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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

Coping with Prednisone
Author: Eugenia Zukerman,Julie R. Ingelfinger, M.D.,Julie R. Igelfinger
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1998-08-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 0312195702

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Approximately one million Americans per year take high doses of prednisone and related drugs (glucocorticoids) to treat serious illnesses and conditions ranging from asthma to rheumatoid arthritis to kidney disease to organ transplantation. Wile these medicines may have unpleasant, even devastating side effects, including gastrointestinal problems, intense mood swings, changes in hair and skin, and increased susceptibility to infection, they may also be the only treatment available for serious or life-threatening illnesses. When the world-renowned flutist Eugenia Zuckerman was prescribed prednisone to combat a rare lung disease, she teamed up with her sister, Julie R. Ingelfinger, a well-known specialist in pediatric nephrology and hypertension at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, to write the first ever, comprehensive guide for patients undergoing this difficult treatment. Packed with everything your doctor didn't have time to tell you, including recipes, exercises, and tips based on personal experience, Coping with Prednisone is an invaluable handbook for health-care workers, caregivers, and especially for patients themselves.

Coping with Prednisone

Coping with Prednisone
Author: Eugenia Zukerman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1998
Genre: Glucocorticoids
ISBN: OCLC:1310605822

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Coping with Prednisolone

Coping with Prednisolone
Author: Eugenia Zuckerman,Julie R. Ingelfinger
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2008
Genre: Cortisone
ISBN: 0285638173

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Clinical & internal medicine.

Coping with Myasthenia Gravis

Coping with Myasthenia Gravis
Author: Aziz Shaibani,A. Zahra,H. AL Sultani
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2021-02-09
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781665503754

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Coping with Myasthenia Gravis is a self-improvement book inspired by the need to provide different perspectives to myasthenia gravis patients on how to deal with the challenges brought by the said disease. This important guide book introduces readers to the disease’s history, mechanism, and clinical features. It also shares some coping mechanisms that were discovered by patients. These information is not present in the medical textbooks and only patients can speak about their experiences.

My Four Year PMR Prednisone Challenge

My Four Year PMR   Prednisone Challenge
Author: Audrey Pearson
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2009-03
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781440123122

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Having practiced yoga for more than thirty years, Audrey Pearson had always felt fit, strong, and flexible. Then one day in October of 2004, she awoke to flu-like symptoms, unable to move her limbs. These symptoms never decreased and only inflated. She was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), a mysterious autoimmune disease; and was treated with the steroid drug Prednisone. Written in diary format, My Four-Year PMR & Prednisone Challenge describes Pearson's daily struggle not only with the disease but with managing steroid treatment and her painful journey of withdrawing from Prednisone use. She attributes her successful recovery to her long-term practice of yoga, a gentle way to optimize the flow of life energy to help a person feel their personal best at any given time. The yoga practices helped her understand the counterintuitive healing purpose of the presence of the autoimmune disease in her life. Though the four-year experience was difficult, Pearson realized that PMR was an important and strict teacher who arrived at her door to teach her tolerance and acceptance. In My Four-Year PMR & Prednisone Challenge, Pearson relates how PMR and Prednisone withdrawal was tolerated, embraced, and experienced as an opportunity for personal and spiritual transformation.

The Choice Coping with Cancer

The Choice  Coping with Cancer
Author: Bernadette Bohan
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2011-08-19
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780717151790

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The Choice is an inspiring story of an ordinary woman's spirited fight against cancer, which defied all the odds. In 1988, Bernadette Bohan won a battle against cancer. But when she became pregnant seven years later, a doctor told her that it was likely to trigger a return of the disease. She didn't hesitate and gave birth to the child she had longed for. However, her fight wasn't over. Five years later the cancer attacked her body again. Bernadette made another choice. In desperation, she decided that her best chance of survival was not simply to be a passive patient and blindly follow her doctor's advice, but to create her own prescription. When news of Bernadette's triumph over cancer brought others flocking to her door seeking help, this ordinary Irish wife and mother found her life transformed. And she realised that her illness was a gift after all.

A Mother s Nightmare

A Mother s Nightmare
Author: Cathy Crimmins
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2009-08-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781429967594

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In the tradition of Lorenzo's Oil, a brutally searing story of one mother's quest to save her child's life. One day Kelly Crimmins was a happy seemingly healthy twelve-year-old; the next she confessed to her mom that she'd had blood in her urine for months. After a series of tests, Kelly was diagnosed with a life-threatening, potentially terminal autoimmune disease. A Mother's Nightmare details Cathy and Kelly's three-year medical and emotional journey, which took them from Philadelphia to Minnesota's Mayo Clinic and back again. Cathy writes about the toll taken on a young girl who suddenly becomes a patient, and about a mom who in fighting for her little girl's life becomes sick herself with worry and fear. As she did in her award-winning Where Is the Mango Princess?, Cathy makes illness both personal and universal. It's an account all readers will find memorable and moving.