Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase your Energy

Book - 2009
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Perseus Publishing
People with multiple sclerosis commonly resort to caffeine, sugar, medications, and other substances to combat the problem of fatigue, with mixed results and uncertain health effects. Research has shown that the drug-free energy conservation techniques taught by occupational therapists have a positive impact on an individual’s ability to deal with this debilitating symptom. Written by Nancy Lowenstein, an experienced occupational therapist, Managing Fatigue with Multiple Sclerosis offers those with MS easy-to-learn techniques that help them regain the energy to fully engage in life. Too often, people with MS give up the activities they enjoy in order to accomplish the day’s chores. This book supplies the tools they need to manage their time and activities in order to do both. Lowenstein’s expertise on fatigue management, rehabilitation, and environmental modifications make this an essential guide for dealing with fatigue and multiple sclerosis.


Book News
Lowenstein is an occupational therapist who has worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for ten years, and she has written this guide for MS patients who hope to overcome the fatigue that is common to this condition. The author describes "energy conservation techniques" that provide a natural and healthy alternative to caffeine, sugar and medications such as invigorating exercise regimens, methods for simplifying everyday tasks and even behavior modification techniques. This book uses easy-to-understand charts, checklists and other exercises to reinforce new habits that will allow MS patients expend less energy on non-productive tasks and have more fun with their daily lives. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Springer Publishing
"400,000 people in the U.S. alone have multiple sclerosis. Of that, 86% cite fatigue as the number one symptom of their disease. Commonly people resort to substances such as caffeine, sugar and medications to combat fatigue with mixed results and uncertain health effects. Occupational therapists teach clients "Energy Conservation Techniques" to deal with their fatigue without resorting to drugs. These approaches have been shown, through research, to have positive impacts on individual's ability to deal with this debilitating symptom of MS.

The information in Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your Energy will help individuals with MS learn techniques to assist them in having more energy to do the activities they enjoy. Many people give up doing the "fun" activities in their lives in order to get through the "must dos." This book will give them the tools to manage their time and activities in order to do both.

Nancy Lowenstein's expertise on fatigue management, rehabilitation and environmental modifications make this the go-to book for dealing with fatigue and multiple sclerosis."

Publisher: New York : Demos Health, c2009
ISBN: 9781932603750
1932603751
Characteristics: xi, 172 p. : ill., charts.; 23 cm

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