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Your trusted, compassionate guide to living with MS

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn't mean yourlife is over. Everyone's MS is different and no one can predictexactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people livetheir lives with MS without making a full-time job of it.

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you accessible,easy-to-understand information about what happens withMS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affectyour life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and functionbetter, and how you can protect yourself and your family againstthe long-term unpredictability of the disease. You'll learn how tomake treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you, whatqualities to look for in a neurologist and the rest of yourhealthcare team, how to manage fatigue, the pros and cons ofalternative medicine, why and how to talk to your kids about MS,stress management strategies, your rights under the Americans withDisabilities act, and so much more.

  • Covers major medical breakthroughs that slow the progression ofthe disease and improve quality of life for those living withMS
  • Helps those affected by MS and their family members understandthe disease and the latest treatment options
  • Helpful and trusted advice on coping with physical, mental,emotional, and financial aspects of MS

Complete with listings of valuable resources such as otherbooks, websites, and community agencies and organizations that youcan tap for information or assistance, Multiple Sclerosis ForDummies gives you everything you need to make educated choicesand comfortable decisions about living with MS.

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Learn to:

  • Make treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you
  • Manage fatigue, walking problems, and visual changes
  • Talk to your kids about MS

Take charge of your MS and live a full, active life

Need to know more about MS? This friendly, authoritative guide gives you expert advice on making personal treatment choices, managing symptoms, staying healthy, and maximizing your health insurance options — as well as knowing how to deal with relapses and complications so you can keep your life on track.

  • You have MS: now what? — understand your diagnosis, get a handle on your feelings, and get to know the treatment options and healthcare professionals that can help
  • Get a game plan — develop immediate and long-term strategies for slowing disease activity, dealing with relapses, and managing symptoms
  • Here's to your health — find out how to take care of yourself with a balanced diet, the right kind of exercise, restful sleep, and stress management techniques
  • Make it personal — discover how to manage lifestyle issues with MS, from keeping the family rhythm going after diagnosis to building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Plan for the future — get helpful, sensitive advice on facing scary "what-ifs" and making effective plans for an unpredictable future

Open the book and find:

  • The latest on medications and treatment options
  • Tips on managing mood changes, memory problems, bladder challenges, and more
  • Possible MS triggers
  • Ways to keep daily life on track
  • Considerations for complementary and alternative medicine
  • Stress management strategies that work for you.
  • How to explain MS to others
  • Planning a family around your MS

About the Author:

Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D., Barbara Giesser, MD, and Kathleen Costello, ANP-BC, have over 80 years' combined professional experience in working with people living with multiple sclerosis. For each of them, MS was, is, and will be their chosen career.

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