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Lupus books reviewed


I believe that every lupus patient should read at least one good lupus book. Learning about the illness & knowing what you're up against can help a great deal, especially in coming to terms with having lupus. You can manage your disease better if you can recognise all of the signs & symptoms, & know about the medications available.

Below I've listed my choice of the top three lupus books, thses are all books which I would highly recommend to lupus sufferers and their families. The books are available to buy from, for more information, click on the book's picture or on more info.

Lupus: Everything You Need to Know, by Robert G. Lahita, Robert H. Phillips

A great book for the newly diagnosed lupus patient. Gives a lot of lupus information in question and answer format, that is very easy to understand. Split into different sections covering all aspects of lupus.

Drs Robert Lahita & Robert H Phillips have taken the questions that their lupus patients most frequently ask and, relying on both research and personal experience, have used a question-and-answer format to present comprehensive, easy-to-understand answers. The authors cover all aspects of the disease. What are the different types of lupus? Exactly what happens in the body of a lupus patient? What causes lupus? What can trigger a lupus flare-up? How is lupus diagnosed? What treatments are available? Also included are discussions of symptoms and manifestations of lupus; detailed explanations of medications and their side effects; and even a look at the impact of lupus on the patient's life, including how the disorder can affect sex, pregnancy, family life, & work.

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The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families, by Daniel J. Wallace  

Written by Daniel Wallace, one of the world's leading lupus specialists, this is a great book that covers all aspects of lupus in great detail. This is my 'lupus bible' that I always find myself referring to.

Chapters include - What is lupus?; The history of lupus; Who gets lupus?; Inflammation & immunity; What causes lupus?; Where & how the body can be affected by lupus?; History, symptoms & signs; Must we draw blood?; Rashes & discoid lupus; Arthritis, muscles & bone; The lungs & heart; The nervous system & behavioural changes; The head, neck & Sjogren's Syndrome; What about hormones?; The impact of lupus upon the GI tract & liver; Lupus in the kidney & urinary tract; The blood & lymphatic systems; Do blood clots develop?; Lupus in children & the elderly; Is it really lupus?; How to treat lupus with physical measures; You can help conquer lupus; Anti-inflammatory therapies; Disease-modifying drugs; Treatments occasionally used to treat lupus; Fighting infections, allergies & osteoporosis; Can a woman with lupus have a baby?; What's the prognosis?; Lupus in 2010: a medical odyssey.

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The Challenges of Lupus: Insights & Hope, by Henrietta Aladjem   

Published in 1999, this is one of the most up to date lupus books available. It is written by Henrietta Aladjem, who is a founder of the Lupus Foundation of America. She has compiled 40 articles written by a variety of experts on the subject of lupus.

The book is split into six parts. Part one gives an overview of lupus; Part two looks at lupus from a patient's perspective; Part three looks at lupus in different facets of life - neonatal lupus, lupus & kids, lupus in women, men with lupus, lupus and the elderly, hormones & SLE, lupus & pregnancy; Part four looks at the manifestations of lupus - lupus & the lung, osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis, osteoporosis, cardiac manifestations, neuropsychiatric involvement, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Genetics, how SLE affects the blood, skin rashes, ultraviolet light & SLE, & fatigue; Part five looks at diagnosis of lupus & medications used to treat it; Part six looks at the doctor-patient relationship.

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