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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Fatigue, Arthritis, Worry, Diabetes, Frustration, Asthma, Pain, Emphysema, and Others [Paperback]

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Item description for Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Fatigue, Arthritis, Worry, Diabetes, Frustration, Asthma, Pain, Emphysema, and Others by Kate Lorig...

Is it possible to live a healthy life despite a chronic illness? The surprising answer is yes, according to this enduringly popular book. Filled with hundreds of tips, suggestions, and strategies, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions offers practical solutions in clear language. The book explains how to develop and maintain exercise and nutrition programs, manage symptoms, determine when to seek medical help, work effectively with doctors, using medications and minimizing side effects, finding community resources, discussing the illness with family and friends, and tailoring social activities to particular conditions. Written by six medical professionals, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions encourages an individual approach to the process, with the ultimate goal being greater self-management. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University with hundreds of volunteers, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world.


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Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2006
Publisher   Bull Publishing
ISBN  1933503017  
ISBN13  9781933503011  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kate Lorig, R.N., Dr.P.H., directs the Arthritis Self-Management Patient Education Project at the Stanford University Arthritis Center. James F. Fries, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Fatigue, Arthritis, Worry, Diabetes, Frustration, Asthma, Pain, Emphysema, and Others?

I trained in this program and it helped tremendously  Dec 23, 2003
This book started the Self-Management approach to chronic illness. I trained in the Self-Management program and have led groups for years, and have seen people make wonderful changes. This experience and knowledge inspired me to write my book, The Art of Getting Well.

Drs Lorig, Holman, Sobel and the other authors lay out all you need to know to develop your programs of exercise, relaxation, emotional support, and healthy eating. They also teach how to deal successfully with medical systems and treatments.

The book stresses living the best possible life, not just following medical orders or watching everything you eat. It's an excellent complement to my book, which will provide some inspiration to attempt the behavior changes that "Living a Healthy Life" explains so well.

 
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions...  Dec 11, 2003
This book does an excellent job of presenting how chronic illness patients are overwhelmed and how they can aggressively
confront the debilitating cycle and successfully manage the lifestyles they must lead. Everyone with a chronic illness is forced to live differently than all others, no matter their age.
The book analyzes and describes the depleting cycle that anyone with a chronic, dibilitating illness encounters, and offers proven solutions on how to break the debilitating cycle and progress outward inspite of the illness.
 
Good resource for seniors  Jun 30, 2000
This book, written in a very simple, "self-help" style, seems to be geared to the senior citizen suffering from chronic illness and emphasizes developing and implementing management plans for exercise, diet, and medical care. While much of it is common sense, it does offer bulleted, structured outlines for communicating with medical professionals, managing medicines, planning for the future (and possibly greater physical degeneration), and most of all acknowledges the feelings and depression that often accompany chronic illness.
 

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