Understanding Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy 2016 Edition: An Expanded and Updated Guide For Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy 2016 Edition: An Expanded and Updated Guide For Patients, Families, and Caregivers Author HESA (Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance)
ISBN-10 1517069742
ISBN-13 9781517069742
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 660
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Understanding Hashimoto s Encephalopathy 2016 Edition An Expanded and Updated Guide for Patients Families and Caregivers is the second book HESA has written about this rare autoimmune disease Hashimoto s Encephalopathy HE often referred to as Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis SREAT strikes people of all ages in all walks of life and takes a devastating toll on patients and their loved ones This poorly understood disease continues to puzzle physicians and researchers around the globe As a result patients with HE often remain undiagnosed for months or even years if they are lucky enough to be diagnosed at all In this book readers will learn the symptoms diagnostic criteria and challenges and treatment options for HE as well as the scientific theories regarding the causes and diagnostic markers of the disease Throughout the book the reader will find citations and Internet links to scientific articles about HE SREAT published between 2010 and 2016 New in this expanded edition are interviews with some of the most highly respected clinicians in the world in which they share their knowledge and experience with both researching HE and treating patients with the disease Additionally this edition includes tips for living with HE and an extensive glossary of related terms acronyms and medications At the heart of the book as was in the first book are first person narratives written by HE patients and caregivers around the world which provide the reader with a glimpse into daily life with the debilitating effects of HE Patients describe their symptoms their struggle to find a diagnosis and their treatment experiences A separate section is devoted to the stories of pediatric HE SREATpatients as told by their parents Understanding Hashimoto s Encephalopathy offers a comprehensive picture of HE SREAT that is helpful for physicians while written in language accessible to the layperson DISCLAIMER As with all books Understanding Hashimoto s Encephalopathy is not intended to be and should not be considered to constitute medical advice

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