Rheumatoid Arthritis: Plan to Win

Hardcover | November 1, 2001

byCheryl Koehn, Taysha Palmer, John Esdaile M.D.

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Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, a painful, incurable connective-tissue disease that attacks the hands and feet as well as the joints and may lead to deformities and permanent disabilities. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Plan to Win offers an inspiring, scientifically basedgame plan for minimizing the effects of this chronic illness, and ultimately, achieving optimal health. Here is the definitive resource for practical strategies and emotional support, whether you need help controlling pain, are concerned about medication side-effects, or want to locate a reliable RA news source or support group on the Internet. Helpful chapters detail the latest therapies,special dietary and exercise needs of people with RA, how to deal with arthritis at home and in the workplace, prepare for surgery, pregnancy and childbirth, enjoy healthy sexuality, use the mind-body connection to control symptoms, make informed decisions about alternative medicine, and perhapsmost important, how to build a healthcare team and maintain excellent communication and working relationships with that team. By using this book as a starting point and a 24/7 reference guide, people with RA will be better equipped to form an effective plan of action, making well-informed decisionsabout their health along the way, and greatly enhancing their ability to live happy, productive lives. Cheryl Koehn, who was an Olympic-caliber athlete when she developed RA, is a leading advocate and spokesperson for people with arthritis. Together with her co-authors, John Esdaile, MD, and science writer Taysha Palmer, Koehn provides a wealth of information and practical advice, assembledfrom thousands of research papers as well as from her personal experiences with this debilitating disease.

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Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, a painful, incurable connective-tissue disease that attacks the hands and feet as well as the joints and may lead to deformities and permanent disabilities. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Plan to Win offers an inspiring, scientifically basedgame plan for minimizing the effects of this...

Cheryl Koehn is a former US National Volleyball Team member and an activist and spokesperson for RA patients. She lives in Vancouver, Canada. John Esdaile, M.D. is professor and head of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia and Scientific Director of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canad...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 6.3 × 9.49 × 1.1 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130561

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended Co-authored by a patient and rheumatologist, this is an eminently readable resource. Delivered in patient friendly language, the book addresses everything from sex, pregnancy and menopause to exercise, diet and medication. A great Canadian resource.
Date published: 2008-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Well Written The best review I can give is to simply is being honest about the fact that this book allowed me to move on and take charge of my own health, my life and the my disease. This book, even if you've been diagnosed 10 years or 10 months ago will empower you to take steps and changes in the way you let doctors treat your illness. The text is easy to understand and will from page 1 engage you in the way the medical field looks at the different options. It will also give you a clear understanding about which treatment is best for you. It will help you understand yourself 100% better. Absolutely well written.
Date published: 2006-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great resource Plan to Win is a wonderful resource for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The book covers all aspects of the dehabilitating disease, including current therapies, drugs, and alternative treatments. The book also shows the sufferer how to cope and live as normally as possible with the disease and gives great hope to those with RA. The writing is excellent and I would recommend this book to anyone who has been diagnosed with RA or is living with RA.
Date published: 2002-05-15

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"A thoughtful, up-to-date guide providing real assistance for everyday issues confronting the patient with rheumatoid arthritis. A must read!"--E. Keystone, Director, The Centre for Advanced Therapeutics in Arthritis