Coping with Lyme Disease: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment
Now completely revised and updated-the bible for the thousands who contract Lyme disease each year
Lyme disease, transmitted through the bite of a tick, is one of our nation’s fastest-growing epidemics. Since Coping with Lyme Disease was first published in 1993, the number of sufferers afflicted by this debilitating condition has grown alarmingly.
Every chapter has been thoroughly revised and new information about the long-term neurological effects of Lyme disease and congential and chronic versions of the illness has been added.
This comprehensive guide includes:
- basic prevention tips
- a detailed catalog of the physical and psychological symptoms to look for
- a complete look at the medical and home care options and insurance policies available to patients
- a special discussion of Lyme’s effects on women, children, and the elderly
- an expanded resource guide, with listings of news publications, state-by-state support groups, and special family services
This fully updated third edition informs readers of the latest medical findings in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease-providing crucial information about newly discovered Lyme-related illnesses, electromagnetic procedures, clinical and antibiotic therapies, and curative nutritional products now on the market. A longtime bestseller, this authoritative book is an essential tool for all Lyme disease sufferers.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #280682 in Books
- Published on: 2004-06-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .91″ h x 5.56″ w x 8.26″ l, .71 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 352 pages
From Library Journal
“Not all of our bodies were infected with Lyme, but Lyme affected all our lives,” writes Lang, who is the mother of a teenage Lyme victim. She combines anecdotal experiences with factual documentation to illustrate the financial, physical, and emotional costs of this chronic disease. An articulate proponent for medical consumerism, Lang emphasizes the need for funding to escalate research and educational activities. Cowritten with an expert in Lyme disease, her book thoroughly describes the illness’s diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative factors. While other recent titles such as Diana Benzala’s Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease ( LJ 8/1/89) provide similar information, Lang’s work is the most comprehensive. Well written and well documented, this is recommended for all consumer health collections.
- Mary Prottsman, USAAMC Medical Lib., Fort Rucker, Ala.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Denise Lang is a popular speaker on family and health issues who has appeared on television shows nationally. A former award-winning reporter and editor, she currently works as a television producer in New York.
Kenneth Leigner, M.D., has published articles about Lyme disease in the Journal of American Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He practices medicine in Armonk, New York.
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