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Autoimmune Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide

Autoimmune Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide, the third title in the new Grey House Health & Wellness Guides series, is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for the millions of individuals and their families who are suffering from and affected by autoimmune disorders. This resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about autoimmune disorders and connects readers to many sources of support.

More than 24 million people in the U.S. are affected by one of at least 80 types of autoimmune disorders. This category of conditions were first described in the early 1900s, and are caused by an abnormal immune response to a functional body part. The cause is generally unknown, and nearly any body part can be affected. The latest title in this new health series, Autoimmune Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide includes several major sections: valuable educational material and statistics; information on the two broad types of autoimmune diseases -- systemic and organ-specific; and individual chapters on the most prevalent autoimmune diseases.

Studies & Statistics About Autoimmune Disorders includes about 300 colorful pages of charts, descriptions and data points, including trends, prevalence, maps and treatment options.

Categories of Autoimmune Disorders describe the difference between Systemic (affecting many organs) and Organ-Specific (affecting one main organ) autoimmune diseases.

Types of Autoimmune Disorders comprise dozens of chapters, each describing a specific condition, including alopecia, celiac disease, diabetes type 1, Graves disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and more. Each chapter includes a brief description of the disease, followed by valuable resources for patients and their families.

Back matter sections include material regarding treatment and medications, a glossary, and entry and geographic indexes.


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In addition to the print directory, Autoimmune Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide includes two years of free online access to G.O.L.D., Grey House OnLine Databases. This gives you immediate access to the most valuable in-depth information on the many causes of these diseases, early warning signs, diagnosis, treatment options, advice for caretakers, preventative therapy, and support. G.O.L.D. also offers easy-to-use keyword searches, organization type and subject searches, hotlinks to web sites and emails, and so much more. Call 800-562-2139 for a free trial or visit http://gold.greyhouse.com for more information.

The Autoimmune Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care collections, providing information crucial to sufferers of autoimmune disorders, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care providers.