The Autoimmune Connection by Rita Baron-Faust
Essential Information for Women on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Getting On With Your Life

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The most up-to-date book on the subject gives women all the essential information on diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune medical conditions

The Autoimmune Connection explains the links between autoimmune diseases and offers up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatments, and risks for women with one or more autoimmune disease, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Crohn's disease.

You will will learn how to sort out vague and seemingly unrelated early signs and symptoms; which diagnostic tests they may need and what the results can mean; how autoimmune diseases and 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

NEW: Major breakthroughs in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes, Celiac, multiple sclerosis NEW: Potential environmental triggers for autoimmunity, such as cigarette smoke, crystalline silica, asbestos, mercury, lead, viruses and other microbes, pesticides, pollutants, solvents, and petroleum byproducts NEW: Current drugs on the market and recently discovered side effects and long-term complications connected to existing drug therapies NEW: Healthcare law reform provisions and key changes to Medicare and Medicaid
 

About Rita Baron-Faust

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Rita Baron-Faust is an award-winning medical journalist and author of five books on women's health, and a regular contributor to the Rheumatology Network. She is an adjunct instructor in the department of Biology and Health Education at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, and serves on the board of directors of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.Jill P. Buyon, M.D., is director of the Division of Rheumatology and a professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York City. Dr. Buyon is Editor-In-Chief of the journal Lupus Science & Medicine and is a leading researcher in the field of neonatal lupus.McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
 
Published December 11, 2015 by McGraw-Hill Education. 432 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction