Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take Back Your Life

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Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take Back Your Life is a medical guide book collaboration by Andy Abril M.D. and Barbara K. Bruce Ph.D. L.P., both of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, US.

It describes fibromyalgia as "a sensory disorder caused by a miscommunication between the nerves through your body and your brain."[1]

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia
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Strategies to Take Back Your Life
Author Andy Abril M.D. and Barbara K. Bruce Ph.D. L.P.
Country United States
Language English
Subject Medical guide
Genre Medical
Publisher Mayo Clinic Press; Paperback Original edition (September 24, 2019)
Publication date
2019
Media type print
Pages 272
ISBN 1893005496
Website https://marketplace.mayoclinic.com/shop/diseases-and-conditions/book/mayo-clinic-guide-to-fibromyalgia_296700

Publisher's synopsis[edit | edit source]

Fibromyalgia can be hard to live with and difficult to understand, and decades of mystery and misconceptions haven't helped. Finding solid answers and strategies to ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia has been difficult - until now!

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia dispels myths and provides empowering answers about fibromyalgia. But it doesn't stop there.

Drawing on decades of experience and research, this compelling, how-to resource offers effective, practical approaches that can help anyone with fibromyalgia manage the condition successfully and return to a life that's meaningful and enjoyable.

If you or a loved one has fibromyalgia, relief is closer than you think. Inside this empowering book, you'll discover a comprehensive program that offers the latest advances in treatment, along with proven, easy-to-follow steps for reducing pain and other symptoms. Page by page, you'll find tools, techniques and hope to help anyone with fibromyalgia not only live well but thrive.[2]

Additional summary:

This book is divided into 4 parts:

Part 1 defines fibromyalgia, describes what causes it, and lists the challenges it can pose

Part 2 outlines treatment options

Part 3 describes strategies for managing fibromyalgia

Part 4 outlines steps toward working with your health care team and family and creating a daily action plan for managing symptoms

From Publishers Weekly:

Coming from one of the most reliable, respected health resources that Americans have, this book is the first one a newly diagnosed patient should consult. (Sept.)[3]

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  1. Abril, M.D., Andy; Bruce Ph.D. L.P., Barbara K. (2019). "Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take Back Your Life". www.amazon.com. Mayo Clinic Press; Paperback Original edition. p. 15. Retrieved Nov 13, 2019. 
  2. "Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia". marketplace.mayoclinic.com. Retrieved Nov 13, 2019. 
  3. Abril M.D., Andy; Bruce Ph.D. L.P., Barbara K. (2019). "Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take Back Your Life". amazon.com. Mayo Clinic Press; Paperback Original edition. 

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