CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Marie A. Rhodes
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780786460380
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

"This timely book includes a history, an explanation of autoimmunity, and recent research relating to this new theory. It also offers practical suggestions for people with MS who wish to seek evaluation and possible treatment under the new model, as well as a chapter detailing experiences of some people who were recently treated"--Provided by publisher.

CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Marie A. Rhodes
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786486287
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Changes are occurring in the multiple sclerosis community. The disease, which has always been considered autoimmune, may be related to vascular problems, in which circulation in the cerebrospinal system is impaired, thereby preventing the proper drainage of venous blood from the brain. This timely book includes a history of MS, an explanation of autoimmunity, and examines the recent research relating to this new theory of MS and how the venous model compares to the standard model of the disease. It also offers practical suggestions for people with MS who wish to seek evaluation and possible treatment under the new model, as well as a chapter detailing experiences of some people who have recently received treatment.

Alzheimer s Disease and Infectious Causes

Alzheimer s Disease and Infectious Causes
Author: Elaine A. Moore
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 1476638918
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alzheimer s Disease and Infectious Causes Book Excerpt:

With the recent discovery that amyloid beta protein, the cause of plaques in Alzheimer's disease, is an antimicrobial peptide produced in response to infection, many researchers are focusing on the role infection plays in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Brain studies have also identified a number of different viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa in the postmortem brain specimens of Alzheimer's patients. Infection (particularly chronic, latent and persistent infections) causes an immune response that leads to inflammation and brain cell degeneration, which are characteristic features of Alzheimer's disease. Sources of infection in Alzheimer's disease vary from childhood infections to gut microbes that find their way into the brain as a result of aging, leaky gut syndrome, and increased permeability of the blood brain barrier. Studies and ongoing clinical trials show that treatment of viral and bacterial infections, as well as restoring a healthy balance to the gut microbiome, can reduce disease risk and improve symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease. This book serves as an introduction to the human microbiome and the role that infection plays in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

The American Cardiovascular Pandemic

The American Cardiovascular Pandemic
Author: David Gordon
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 1476685126
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Cardiovascular Pandemic Book Excerpt:

As Americans and citizens of other industrializing countries began to enjoy lives of increasing affluence and ease during the first half of the 20th century, a rising tide of heart attacks and strokes displaced infectious diseases as the leading cause of death, killing millions in the United States and throughout the world. Although cardiovascular disease remains serious and widespread, the significant decline of per capita deaths is one of the greatest accomplishments of modern public health and medicine. Death rates from heart attack and stroke have fallen dramatically by 80% in the past 50 years -- the progress has been hard won by a combination of basic and applied laboratory research, broad and far-reaching epidemiological studies by physicians, scientists, and public health experts. Cardiovascular disease is no longer viewed as an as an inevitable feature of the natural course of aging, and complacency has given way to hope. This book focuses on developments that influenced the rise and decline of cardiovascular mortality since 1900, but also includes insider insights from the author, a 42-year NIH employee.

Autogenic Training

Autogenic Training
Author: Micah R. Sadigh
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2019-07-29
ISBN: 1476677514
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autogenic Training Book Excerpt:

Using repeated sets of exercises meant to relax and desensitize the mind, autogenic training equips patients to deal with chronic conditions such as anxiety disorders, recurring pain and stress. Patients learn how to gain control over their symptoms and improve coping to reduce suffering. This expanded edition presents practitioners with a concise exploration of autogenic technique and its clinical use for patients, especially in treating those suffering from chronic pain syndrome and disrupted sleep.

Trouble Breathing

Trouble Breathing
Author: Jeff Fraser
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN: 1476644985
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble Breathing Book Excerpt:

Breathing is so fundamental to life that the brain is hardwired so that when breathing is compromised for any reason, nothing else matters. Shortness of breath is an attention-getter, but when breathing problems become frequent, help is needed. Health care providers are there to help and prescribe medication that brings temporary relief, but many patients leave with unanswered questions about more permanent, long-lasting treatments or cures. This book guides respiratory patients toward having the most productive relationships with their doctors. A respiratory therapist (RRT), the author uses decades of clinical experience to outline how patients can be more active participants in their own medical care. With a better understanding of the right questions, more beneficial discussions with doctors will help fine-tune every individual's medical care plan.

Mammography and Early Breast Cancer Detection

Mammography and Early Breast Cancer Detection
Author: Alan B. Hollingsworth, M.D.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-08-08
ISBN: 1476666105
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mammography and Early Breast Cancer Detection Book Excerpt:

Early detection of breast cancer is critical. Yet efforts to cut back on mammography or even stop screening altogether have been gaining ground in the medical community's decades-long debate over testing and treatment. It is not a purely scientific debate--back-room politics and hidden agendas have played as much a role as clinical data, leading to some surprising conclusions. Written by one of the first physicians in the country to specialize in breast cancer risk assessment, genetic testing and high-risk interventions, this book focuses on the screening controversy and explains the arguments used on both sides. The author covers the history of screening, from the first mobile unit on the streets of Manhattan to the cutting edge imaging technology of today.

Managing Hypertension

Managing Hypertension
Author: Sandra A. Moulton
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1476622477
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Hypertension Book Excerpt:

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common chronic disease affecting people of different ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic statuses worldwide. Research links hypertension to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease—the leading cause of death worldwide. This book provides an up-to-date illustrated overview of research findings concerning hypertension, covering risk factors, increase in prevalence, cultures affected and challenges to treating and managing the disease in specific populations. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods for effectively managing hypertension are discussed.

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine
Author: Jeffrey Dach, M.D.,Elaine A. Moore,Justin Kander
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN: 0786496630
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine Book Excerpt:

As of December 2014, medicinal cannabis is legal in 23 states where news and medical journals report success stories of people recovering from diverse medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. In states where cannabis remains illegal, users and providers risk arrest and imprisonment. While the United States government has restricted cannabis medical research, advances have been made in Israel, Spain and Italy. One such breakthrough was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the brain and immune system. Endogenous cannabinoids are mimicked by THC and cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, thus accounting for its medicinal effects. Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of anecdotal case reports, animal studies and clinical trials proposing cannabis for seizure disorder, cancer, chronic pain and other medical conditions.

Caregiver s Guide

Caregiver      s Guide
Author: Sharon E. Hohler
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2011-11-28
ISBN: 0786488336
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caregiver s Guide Book Excerpt:

Every year, 65 million people give care to their frail, ailing, or disabled loved ones. Whether caregiving begins with a crisis or builds gradually, spouses, adult children, parents with sick children, even children themselves who care for parents and grandparents can find themselves struggling to navigate the often-confusing medical world while neglecting their own health and well-being. How can caregivers care for themselves when they are consumed with tending to someone else? This indispensible guide offers the information, support, and resources needed to achieve this difficult balance. In addition to advice on maintaining one’s own health and relieving stress, topics include medical terms and procedures, tips for doctor visits, ways to avoid mistakes in medicines, safety around the home, and the most common health problems. A list of resources and samples of important medical documents complete this essential manual.

Advances in Graves Disease and Other Hyperthyroid Disorders

Advances in Graves  Disease and Other Hyperthyroid Disorders
Author: Elaine A. Moore,Lisa Marie Moore
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2013-10-07
ISBN: 0786471891
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Graves Disease and Other Hyperthyroid Disorders Book Excerpt:

In 2001 Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide described the causes, diagnosis, treatment and disease course of Graves' disease and other hyperthyroid disorders, such as toxic multinodular goiter, thyroiditis, resistance to thyroid hormone, and hyperthyroidism caused by medications and genetic mutations. The present work continues the above but focuses on subsequent advances in disease pathology, including discoveries regarding the genetic, immune system, and environmental factors that lead to hyperthyroid disorders; new guidelines for conventional treatment; and alternative and complementary medical therapies. Additional sections describe special circumstances such as hyperthyroidism in pregnancy and in children and transient hyperthyroidism in the newborn.

You and Your Doctor

You and Your Doctor
Author: Tania Heller, M.D.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 078648974X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You and Your Doctor Book Excerpt:

Changes in the healthcare field have threatened the once sacred relationship between patient and physician. While much has been written for physicians and other healthcare providers on the subject of the doctor-patient relationship, information tailored for patients remains lacking. This volume offers practical information to help patients make the most of their interaction with their doctors. Among the topics are finding the right physician, gaining telephone access, ensuring good communication between health care providers, protecting personal information, seeking a second opinion, and using walk-in clinics. In-depth interviews with primary care physicians and medical specialists provide a unique perspective on issues of importance to patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Cheryl A. Roberts
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 9780786485635
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Book Excerpt:

This book is a user friendly discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it affects individuals and families. PTSD has become better known and more frequently diagnosed, and affects more than just military families. Causes, diagnosis and treatments, including counseling, medication, and alternative therapy, are discussed. The challenges faced by PTSD individuals and their families are addressed and recommendations are included. New to this edition is information regarding Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and the new policies and treatments in use as well as information about women war veterans, who are a newer demographic for combat PTSD.

Cancer Autism and Their Epigenetic Roots

Cancer  Autism and Their Epigenetic Roots
Author: K. John Morrow, Jr.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0786479205
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Autism and Their Epigenetic Roots Book Excerpt:

This book considers the branch of heredity known as "epigenetics" and its implications for a variety of diseases in humans and animals. After background information on the growth in understanding genetics and the mechanisms of the epigenetic control of gene expression, the book moves into its main focus: the gathering body of evidence connecting genetics to a range of significant illnesses, including cancer, autism, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and others. Areas of uncertainty are stressed as well as the scientific debate concerning the role of environmental factors. The final chapters discuss the implications for society. Extensive notes provide additional details and personal anecdotes.

Living with Insomnia

Living with Insomnia
Author: Phyllis L. Brodsky,Allen Brodsky
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786485647
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Insomnia Book Excerpt:

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects people worldwide. This text provides those with sleep problems or chronic insomnia an overview of research on the causes of sleep loss and the physical effects of insomnia, as well as possible treatments. Disorders are summarized and illustrated with real-life stories about sleep experiences and remedies. This is a concise guide to help readers improve their sleep habits and lives.

Living with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder
Author: Karen R. Brock, M.D.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN: 1476615128
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Bipolar Disorder Book Excerpt:

“Bipolar” means more than mood swings and chemical imbalances. It is a genetic brain regulation malfunction causing not only mood but behavioral symptoms. Severity and symptoms vary along a spectrum of disease presentations, from a happy, positive personality, to a moody temperament, to chronic and recurrent depressions, to classic manic-depressive illness. It is a chronic disease with periods of illness as well as remission. Keeping the disease under control requires daily maintenance and vigilance for emerging symptoms. The goal of this book is to help the bipolar person successfully manage his or her illness and live a full and meaningful life. First, the reader will learn all about bipolar disorder: how it presents, how it is diagnosed, how it is passed down in families, and how it affects women as compared to men. Next, the various types of treatment and the logistics of daily maintenance are discussed in detail. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of bipolar disorder are explored and the lives of interesting and outstanding historical and current bipolar individuals are examined.

Hurting Like Hell Living with Gusto

Hurting Like Hell  Living with Gusto
Author: Victoria Stopp
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN: 1476669902
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hurting Like Hell Living with Gusto Book Excerpt:

"Tuesday morning, I spent an hour with a neurologist trying to figure out why I kept tripping over my feet. He pushed and pulled on my legs, whacked me with a reflex hammer and shone a light so deep into my eyes I thought it might illuminate the wall behind my head. That afternoon, I drove home and ordered a new backpacking tent." Pain is an unforgiving equalizer--forget social status, race or gender. For people suffering from chronic pain, "real life" can get lost among endless appointments, diagnoses, prescriptions and medical bills. Living a life beyond mere survival becomes as big a battle as fighting the pain itself. Drawing on her experiences as both a patient and a health-care professional, the author candidly describes her sudden transition from a healthy, active lifestyle to years of learning to live with debilitating pain.

Holistic Treatment in Mental Health

Holistic Treatment in Mental Health
Author: Cheryl L. Fracasso,Stanley Krippner,Harris L. Friedman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2020-09-09
ISBN: 1476669937
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holistic Treatment in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

The first of its kind, this guidebook provides an overview of clinical holistic interventions for mental-health practitioners. Submissions from 21 contributors examine the validity of different methods and provide information on credentialed training and licensure requirements necessary for legal and ethical practice. Chapters covering a range of healing modalities describe the populations and disorders for which the intervention is most effective, as well as the risks involved, and present research on the effectiveness of treatment, with step-by-step sample clinical sessions.