Peripheral Neuropathy: What It Is and What You Can Do to Feel Better (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book): Medicine & Health Science. Editorial Reviews. Review. "An excellent book that I would recommend to my patients. Dr. Wiesman does a good job explaining difficult medical concepts in. "Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy is a practical but authoritative reference for clinicians in any medical specialty who are evaluating and treating patients with.
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Peripheral neuropathy affects 10 to 20 million people in the U.S, including ten per cent of all people Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. "Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy is a practical but authoritative reference for clinicians in any medical specialty who are evaluating and. Features new clinically oriented sections that discuss key areas such as pain management - peripheral neuropathies and cancer.
This book has a lot of detailed information on the different kinds of neuropathy, the causes and some treatments.
I especially enjoyed the stories towards the end of the book shared by those who are suffering from this disease. It helps readers understand that they are not alone.
The only thing I didn't like about the book is Dr. Latov's opinion of natural medicine and that there was hardly any mention of treating neuropathy with supplementation, diet and exercise. I have found huge relief and feel that my nerve damage is being reversed by taking Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-carnitine, methyl-cobalamin shots along with going gluten free.
I suggest this book if you are looking for information on Neuropathy but not a good source for treatments. My husband came down with Peripheral Neuropathy shortly after having major surgury and going through a large dose of Prednisone therapy. Who knew that so many things could go wrong as a result!
Peripheral Neuropathy was one of the outcomes. And until we found this book, we didn't have much relief or understanding of the issue. This book will not cure you, but it will give you a great resource and material that you can use with your own recovery and discussions with your doctors. Highly recommend the book.
We first came across the book from the [ It is another great resource that will give you many, many resources. By the way, this isn't a large book. It gives you the information you need without being overwhelming. You can read it in just a few doctor visit wait rooms. You can get help for your pain or your loved ones. At the very least, you'll have a better understanding of what is going on and how you can live with your condition.
You'll also be satisafied that the mystery pains are real.
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site Edition Verified download. Beware of doctors who under treat and downplay the seriousness of Neuropathy. I have been struggling with the pain and tingling of feet and hands for several years. My primary doctor of eight years just shrugged it off and said "It's probably just Neuropathy, nothing serious. On my last visit with my physician I again complained that my nerve, joint, and muscle pain was getting worse. I had trouble sleeping even four hours a night.
I was having difficultly walking straight. As I spoke a sharp and intense pain struck the back of my left hand. I couldn't help but react. Then he said, with a smile: After I fired him I found another primary care Physician who prescribed a better medication for my pain.
His initial examination was the most through I have ever experienced. He also refereed me to a Neurologist. The Neurologist used a machine to administer jolts of electricity at various places on my feet, legs, arms, and hands.
When he was finished he said that I had Moderate Polyneuropathy. He agreed with me that my former physician should have ordered this test, but he couldn't say anything about my prognosis. With this information I started a search on the Internet.
I found that one of the medications my former doctor had me on had the possible side effect of Neuropathy. I conveyed this information to my new primary care physician. The next day his nurse telephoned to tell me that my blood pressure medication WAS the cause of my Neuropathy. My new doctor had reviewed all my lab tests and was certain of this finding.
Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy
Naturally he changed my medication. With what I have learned, I expect either a halt of increasing symptom intensity or maybe even the reversal of my symptoms.
I have written so much about my own case because I want readers to know that doctors are just people. Your health is a life and death matter.
Don't feel guilty. Don't feel regret. There are lots of reasons that exist for this to actually be what your doctor wants. Your doctor may already have too many Medicare or Medicaid patients. Maybe the doctor just doesn't like old people.
That doctors have a better than average intelligence may be an understatement, but they are just people and not gods.
While the book may warrant an update, it is an easy read and it comes from reliable sources. I ordered the site edition and read it in an afternoon.
Anyone suffering with these kinds of symptoms should consult a doctor AND learn as much about Neuropathy as possible - or as much as one thinks appropriate. Written by a doctor for patients, this is an interesting overview of the numerous illnesses that fall within the peripheral neuropathy family. This book provides a good overview of the nervous systems, central and peripheral, symptoms, causes, treatments and outlook for patients.
Because the human nervous system is infinitely complex and the failures and symptoms that fall within peripheral neuropathy are many, the explanations are necessarily complex.
The diverse possible causes for this collective illness and the many manifestations of the illness is a bit overwhelming. The reader is left to try to match her symptoms to the various symptoms to try to find our where she falls within the illness. And, unfortunately, while the book offers light on the subject, it offers little promise for effective treatment or a cure.
This is the fault of the illness, not the book. The organization of the material is good and the presentation is well paced.
The frustration of trying to figure where you or a family member fits is balanced by the relief that always comes when you discover that there is a name for what you have and that you are not alone in the discomfort or outright suffering. I recommend this book for anyone suffering from this ailment or for anyone closely involved with someone who has this problem as a window into a very mysterious world.
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English Choose a language for shopping. Neuropathy is often dangerous, as well: Janice F. Wiesman, a neurologist with twenty years of experience helping people who have neuropathy find relief, shares her special insights into this painful and debilitating condition.
With exceptional clarity, Dr. Wiesman begins by outlining the basics of nerve anatomy and function. A useful glossary defines terms, patient stories offer real-world experiences, and illustrations provide a visual key to the condition. A detailed resources section points the reader to reliable web sites and organizations that offer more help.
Concentrating on the most common types of neuropathy, Dr. Wiesman provides hope, help, and comfort to patients, families, and caregivers. Subscribe Now. Table of Contents.Sensory symptoms are more prominent than motor symptoms and usually involve the lower limbs.
However, there now appears to be a decline in this rate of evolution. Diseases of Cranial Nerves Symptomatic relief can be obtained by avoiding the specific inciting food.
site Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Multiple studies have proven the value of Quantitative Sensory Testing QST measures in the detection of subclinical neuropathy small fiber neuropathy , the assessment of progression of neuropathy, and the prediction of risk of foot ulceration View in own window.
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