Author(s): Ruth Fremes and Nancy Carteron
A patient and a doctor offer a unique and authoritative perspective on recognizing and treating this pervasive illness that affects millions of people, primarily women, worldwide. One of the most common yet under-recognized autoimmune and rheumatological disorders, Sjogren's (pronounced Show-grens) Syndrome, or SjS, is characterized by symptoms that shift almost daily, usually beginning with vague discomforts such as dry eyes and mouth, then advancing to more severe concerns such as joint pain and swollen glands. Because SjS can manifest itself differently in each patient, A Body Out Of Balance provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the wide array of symptoms, traditional and complementary treatments, and invaluable coping methods, so patients may devise a personal treatment plan.
Ruth Fremes, M.A., the author of nine books on health and nutrition and is the leader of a Sjogren's Syndrome support group.
Nancy Carteron, M.D., is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology in San Francisco. Her extensive research on autoimmunity has appeared in numerous medical journals and publications."