What you need to know about Pernicious Anaemia and Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Based on responses to his earlier books – Pernicious Anaemia: the forgotten disease, and Living with Pernicious Anaemia – and on the daily enquiries and cries for help that come to the Pernicious Anaemia Society, Society-founder Martyn Hooper brings together the essential knowledge that sufferers and their families and friends need to understand, and withstand, vitamin B12 deficiency and pernicious anaemia. Martyn discusses the many uncertainties and difficulties associated with the condition, what these may mean for sufferers, the huge variations in individual experience, and how to live as fully as possible despite having the condition. Ending on a positive note, he looks to future developments and the changes they may bring.
Living with Pernicious Anaemia and Vitamin B12 Deficiency
For many with vitamin B12 deficiency, while diagnosis and treatment may halt the progress of symptoms, there is no immediate or even long term return to full health and vitality. Getting your treatment right and coping with the long term health issues requires ongoing support and understanding. In this companion volume to ‘Pernicious Anaemia – the forgotten disease’, the founder of the Pernicious Anaemia Society brings together the latest research findings with the experience of the Society’s members to provide a practical and timely guide to getting the best out of life despite living with the consequences of B12 deficiency.
Pernicious Anaemia: the Forgotten Disease – the causes and consequences of vitamin B12 deficiency
This book could save you years of ill health! Vitamin B12 deficiency, often caused by pernicious anaemia, can be a devastating condition if left untreated, leading to irreversible nerve damage and disability after years of exhaustion and mental ‘fog’. Its symptoms creep up on sufferers and are under-recognized by doctors; tests to confirm it and underlying pernicious anaemia, are problematic. Martyn Hooper, the founder of the Pernicious Anaemia Society, now brings together vital information about the condition and real-life stories – including his own and those of many members of the Society – that will help sufferers and their friends and families recognize the condition and understand how best to tackle it. In particular, the book draws on the findings of a survey of Society members that give new clarity to the complex issues involved.
About the Author
Martyn Hooper founded the Pernicious Anaemia Society after being forced to give up full time work as a lecturer in Further Education owing to the long term effects of undiagnosed pernicious anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency. He now runs the Society full time, and campaigns for improvements in diagnosis and treatment of Pernicious Anaemia.