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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, third edition

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation plays a major role in causing joint problems. Warmth and swelling in the joints, along with significant stiffness and pain, can make daily life difficult. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also experience fatigue, low-grade fever, loss of appetite, depression, and muscle aches.

In this, the third edition of Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tammi L. Shlotzhauer describes new findings about causes and treatments, including
•New research on risk factors and triggers, including pathologic bacteria in the digestive tract, smoking, and exposure to pollutants and chemicals
•Lifestyle and diet modifications that can help avoid potential triggers
•How stress contributes to inflammation and other symptoms
•Information about new biologic disease-modifying drugs
•Promising research on biomarkers that may generate a personalized approach to treatment
•Remarkable gains in reducing disability, hospitalizations, and surgeries

In addition to explaining the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. Shlotzhauer offers practical strategies for coping with the pain, fatigue, and emotional toll of a chronic illness. She provides new information on associated diseases such as osteoporosis, tips for finding safe and reliable information online, and information on how to get an accurate diagnosis.

About the Author

Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, M.D., is a practicing rheumatologist at Rheumatology Associates of Rochester and associate medical director at Rochester Clinical Research, where she directs clinical research trials involving arthritis.

Reviews

"An indispensable book for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and their families. . . In addition to explaining the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. Shlotzhauer offers practical approaches for managing the pain, fatigue, and emotional toll of a chronic illness. She provides new information on associated diseases such as osteoporosis, tips for finding safe and reliable information online, and information on how to get an accurate diagnosis."—Robin Wulffson, Examiner.com

"Any who have rheumatoid arthritis . . . will find this a powerful guide."—California Bookwatch

"Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis will answer many questions patients and their families haven't thought to ask and provide information they need to know."—Arthur I. Grayzel, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Arthritis Foundation, reviewing a previous edition

"A well-written and comprehensive book that will be a valuable resource for patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are highly motivated to learn more about their disease. I will recommend it with enthusiasm to my patients."—James R. O'Dell, M.D., Arthritis and Rheumatism, reviewing a previous edition

"Painful and prevalent, rheumatoid arthritis afflicts more than three million people in the United States alone. This guide makes coping with and understanding the disease easier by outlining its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. The book also suggests exercises and gives advice on dealing with the pain and change in lifestyle arthritis causes."—Science News, reviewing a previous edition

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