American Lung Association Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies

American Lung Association Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies

by American Lung Association
     
 

American Lung Association Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies shows you how to manage asthma and allergies and lead an active, healthy life. You'll learn how you and your children can identify and avoid asthma and allergy triggers at home and at school. You'll find out about all your treatment options so that you can make informed decisions about your family's health…  See more details below

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American Lung Association Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies shows you how to manage asthma and allergies and lead an active, healthy life. You'll learn how you and your children can identify and avoid asthma and allergy triggers at home and at school. You'll find out about all your treatment options so that you can make informed decisions about your family's health. In addition, you'll discover how to make your home virtually asthma- and allergy-proof, and get the best care at the lowest cost.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Allergies affect 40 million Americans, while asthma sufferers number 14.6 million, up 61 percent since 1982. The two often interrelated conditions require management to avoid serious complications or, in some cases, death. While both of these books provide data on allergies, only the American Lung Association's Family Guide addresses asthma. This exceedingly practical and easy-to-read self-help book notes how smoking and air pollution exacerbate allergies and asthma, as do dust mites, animal dander, molds, and pollen. It also describes how clearer understanding of causes and effects has led to more effective drugs, steroid inhalers, peak flow meters, and beta agonists. Tips are offered on triggerproofing one's life, distinguishing hay fever and allergic rhinitis from viral infections, recognizing unusual symptoms (such as the increasing allergy to latex), the benefits of exercise, and the family's role. Appendixes include asthma and allergy resources and state associations. Brody, the health reporter for the New York Times, has written a clear, up-to-date guide on understanding allergies and relieving symptoms. From identifying substances that cause and aggravate the problem to understanding antihistamines, decongestants, topical sprays, skin tests, and allergy shots, the author provides a thorough review of the subject. The allergy information and product guide lists organizations and print resources that will help readers obtain further information. Both of these reasonably priced books are recommended, but the first has the advantage of covering two related conditions in one volume.Janet Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316038157
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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