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The First Year: Scleroderma: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (Paperback)

The First Year: Scleroderma: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed By Karen Gottesman, Daniel E. Furst, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Scleroderma--a chronic autoimmune condition that causes hardening, thickening, or tightening of the skin and attacks the heart, lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract--is extraordinarily difficult to diagnose and can take a huge toll on the psychological well-being of the individual. From the first moment of her diagnosis, author Karen Gottesman took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step by step through their first year with scleroderma. She provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, and much more. The First Year (TM)--Scleroderma is illustrated with charts and tables, and offers an invaluable guide for everyone learning to live with their diagnosis.

About the Author

Karen Gottesman is the mother of eleven-year-old twins and the author of The First Year -- Scleroderma. She lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781569244395
ISBN-10: 1569244391
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Publication Date: January 5th, 2004
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: First Year