Multiple Sclerosis

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Class Publishing Ltd, 2010 - 324 pages
Multiple Sclerosis the at your fingertips guide is packed full of sensible advice that is easy to act upon. It gives you up-to-date and medically accurate information on a whole range of topics. From diagnosis and treatment to management and self-help, including mobility, feelings, sexual relationships and much more. The expert authors address the physical and emotional upheaval that MS brings on, discussing its impact on the whole family, offering positive help and advice. There is specific information on topics such as driving, holidays, employment, managing a family, sexual relationships and other peoples attitudes.
 

Contents

1 What is multiple sclerosis MS?
1
2 Types and course of MS
15
3 Genetic and environmental factors in MS
25
4 Diagnosis of MS
39
5 Symptoms of MS
60
6 Relapses
65
7 Principles of management in MS
75
8 Conventional diseasemodifying drugs used in MS
83
15 Mobility including driving balance and tremor
185
16 Speech problems swallowing difficulties and diet
204
17 Problems with eyesight and hearing
215
18 Sexual function
219
19 Pregnancy and childbirth
229
20 Living with MS
236
21 You and your family
252
22 Other relationships
266

9 New diseasemodifying treatments used in MS
110
10 Research
124
11 Complementary therapies and MS
142
12 Bladder and bowels
152
13 Pain sensations cramps and spasticity
160
14 Fatigue cognition and mood
174
Appendix 1 Useful addresses
292
Appendix 2 Further reading and useful resources
306
Appendix 3 The Revised McDonald Criteria
311
Appendix 4 ABNNICE treatment guidelines
314
Index
317
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