Straight Talk and a Good Book for People Hurting with Symptoms and Pain That Doctors Can't Explain

New Book Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! Discover What's Behind Your Symptoms (That Doctors Can't Explain), by William B Salt II MD & Thomas L Hudson MDiv JD helps people suffering with medically unexplained symptoms, chronic pain, and symptom syndromes
 
May 26, 2011 - PRLog -- Everyone hurts. There's a worldwide epidemic of interrelated medically unexplained symptoms, pain, and symptom syndromes that share a common cause.

Symptoms that doctors cannot explain with medical tests include fatigue, sleep difficulty, bowel and/or bladder trouble, and pain (located anywhere and/or everywhere). Everyone is symptomatic from time to time, and many hurt chronically. One in every two primary care patients suffers with medically unexplained symptoms.

Doctors Diagnose Symptom Syndromes
Increasing the complexity of the diagnostic problem are specialists who label collections of these symptoms as "symptom syndromes" that are called "functional somatic syndromes" or "central sensitivity syndromes" (with "functional" referring to how the body works and "central" referring to the mind/brain). They are also known as "chronic multisymptom illnesses," and nearly every medical specialty defines at least one symptom syndrome (one of the authors is a specialist in gastroenterology, where over 30 symptom syndromes are labeled). Examples of these symptom syndromes include irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, tension headache, chronic back pain, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder), chronic prostatitis (painful prostate), and multiple chemical sensitivity.

Co-occurence and Association of Symptoms and Symptom Syndromes
Scientific studies confirm that medically unexplained symptoms and symptom syndromes frequently occur together and overlap, and that they are commonly associated with stress, depression, and/or anxiety. These interrelationships and associations of symptoms and syndromes are very confusing and difficult for both patients and caregivers to understand. All too often, patients leave doctors' offices feeling like the symptoms are all in their heads.

Widespread Confusion, Frustration, and Fragmentation
Sufferers and their caregivers — doctors, nurses, psychologists, counselors, alternative practitioners, and spiritual professionals — are confused, frustrated, and fragmented. Patients are fragmented from within (with seemingly unrelated and unexplained multiple symptoms) and from without (with multiple caregivers seemingly not relating to each other about their care).

Seeing the Bigger Picture Clearly and Asking Right Questions
Very few see the bigger picture regarding the symptoms epidemic because no one is asking the right questions. Everyone's vision — patients and caring professionals — is blurred by lack of understanding and misunderstanding. The view of specialists is obscured by the narrow focus of their discipline, specialty, training, and insight.

The Authors Care
The authors of Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! are lifelong friends and caregivers from diverse caring professions with extensive experience and complimentary expertise who are passionate about helping people suffering with symptoms and pain that doctors can't explain. They collaborated together for 6 years writing the book. Whatever their philosophical, spiritual, religious, or secular views, readers of their new book will be empowered with the authors' Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! new model of disease. This new model integrates the wisdom of ancient healing traditions, modern science, medicine, psychology, sociology, spirituality, and faith and shows the cause of these interrelated and associated symptoms, because,

Disease is dysfunction, and symptoms are the expression.

We all hurt. Life is hard, too fast, complicated, and very stressful; we weren't designed to live this way. The real dis-ease that results is dysfunction and the relational imbalance of our complex mind/brains, bodies, and souls. This is then expressed as symptoms and symptom syndromes — in epidemic proportions! However, by looking behind our symptoms and confronting what we find, we can understand how and why symptoms occur. Then, seeing the bigger picture clearly and differently, we can ask right questions to get right answers and regain our balance, work effectively with caregivers, and FIND HEALTH.

Availability of the New Book
The new book is available as a trade paperback ($18.95) and ebook ($8.99) online at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Additional purchase options are provided on the Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! Website.

Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! Website

http://stillhurtingfindhealth.com

See More About the Book

Book Trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBF_PDbUIo4



Book Slideshare Presentation:
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Parkview Publishing helps people who hurt with symptoms and pain (that doctors can't explain) by providing Still Hurting? FIND HEALTH! educational content that includes books and a Website (StillHurtingFINDHEALTH.com) and the opportunity to join a caring community.
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