"Discover a lifetime of pain relief for the price of a co-payment!"
This Book, Written By An Orthopedic Surgeon, Helps You Live An Active Life!
--Are the symptoms of osteoarthritis keeping you from the activities you enjoy?
--Are you concerned about the PRICE and SIDE EFFECTS of your medicines?
--Do the treatment options confuse you - and you want to know more before you meet with your doctor again?
--What if you don’t have ready access to a doctor because of time constraints or insurance hassles?
Dr. Stephanie Siegrist, a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has written Making Sense of Arthritis Medicine to help you understand the cause and treatments for osteoarthritis. Now, you'll be able to understand what your doctor's talking about, and design the treatment that can restore your get-up-and-go.
Perhaps you've been told you can't take certain drugs, so you're worried that all osteoarthritis medicines are off-limits. You may feel overwhelmed by everything you read online or see in magazine and TV ads. How do you figure out what's true and what it all means? What are the best alternatives for your situation? This book complements your own doctor's orders with "Information Therapy"!
You'll find Making Sense of Arthritis Medicine
--Emphasizes low-tech, low-cost, low-risk, common-sense health practices that promote wellness;
--Is organized to read from beginning to end, or use as a reference to focus on a single topic;
--Is written in comfortable layman's terms;
--Is easy to read and put to use with bulleted lists, simple graphics;
--Explains your body’s normal structure and function, and how they're affected by osteoarthritis and the drugs;
--Speaks directly to you, giving specific examples of the medicines, their effects, and when and why to take them.
What's In The Book?
Making Sense of Arthritis Medicine uses bulleted lists, graphics, definitions and checklists to guide you from frustration to function. Friendly illustrations bring it all to life.
The book opens with a description of normal body structure, then moves on to the 'What' and 'Why' of osteoarthritis. The remaining chapters detail the risks and benefits of all common remedies.
Table of Contents:
--What's Normal and What's Not - How your body works, and what goes wrong to cause osteoarthritis?
--Many Types of Arthritis Medicines - Why are there so many, and why are there side effects?
--Acetaminophen - Safe and effective, and in a class by itself!
--Topicals - Creams and ointments applied to the skin.
--NSAIDs - Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (such as ibuprofen).
--Opioids - Strong and effective against more severe pain.
--Steroids - To relieve inflammation, not the kind abused by some athletes.
--Supplements - Nutritional compounds that are gaining popularity and respect.
--Injections - Sometimes it's best to deliver the treatment directly into the joint.
Each chapter describing a drug covers:
--Examples - Generic and brand names of common drugs in the class.
--What it does - How a this drug works in your body to relieve OA symptoms.
--What it is - How specific medicines are labeled on the store shelf, or on a prescription.
--How/when do I take it? - Reasons to take this drug, and how to assure its effectiveness.
--What to watch out for - Common side effects and drug interactions.
--What's right for me? - Takes your symptoms and other medical problems into consideration.
Additional Bonus Sections Help You Manage Your Health:
Appendix A contains:
--A form you can print and keep in your wallet to record your medicines, health issues and allergies - great for emergency situations!
--A pain diary to keep track of how treatments you try have helped (or hurt!) you
--Pain charts for each season of the year so you can spot trends in your pain levels over time.
Appendix B summarizes the points to remember when you create a comprehensive plan for reliving your arthritis pain.
With Making Sense of Arthritis Medicine, you can find relief that's right for you, learn what's normal and what's not, discover the risks and benefits of all common remedies, and manage your symptoms safely. It costs less than many co-payments - only $20!