Breathe Right Now: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Treating the Most Common Breathing Disorders

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For the 70 million Americans who suffer from one or more breathing problems, the first complete guide to their causes and their treatment.
Allergies, asthma, sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—these and other misery-causing and often life-threatening respiratory disorders plague tens of millions of Americans. The good news in Breathe Right Now is that modern medicine has developed a wide range of effective treatments for the sneezing, sniffling, shortness of...

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Overview

For the 70 million Americans who suffer from one or more breathing problems, the first complete guide to their causes and their treatment.
Allergies, asthma, sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—these and other misery-causing and often life-threatening respiratory disorders plague tens of millions of Americans. The good news in Breathe Right Now is that modern medicine has developed a wide range of effective treatments for the sneezing, sniffling, shortness of breath, wheezing, sleep disorders, and other problems that have caused so many people to put their lives on hold. Written by a trained clinician and an experienced medical writer, it is the first comprehensive reference and medical self-help book that does not endorse any single prescribed regimen or cure. Rather, it offers authoritative and accessible information on the many types of breathing disorders and provides a myriad of medical and nondrug options for managing them.
With up-to-date information on the latest research and medical breakthroughs, numerous charts and checklists on drugs, symptoms and risk factors, full coverage of mind/body and other alternative therapies, and special sections on the particular needs of children and the elderly, this is a book that will be helping readers breathe easier for years to come.

"...a comprehensive reference & medical self-help book that does not endorse any single prescribed regimen or cure... describes many types of breathing disorders & offers a vast array of medical & nondrug treatment options."

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Writing for lay readers, pulmonologist Smolley and Bruce, a medical writer with a family history of respiratory disorders, present a wealth of information about such ailments. First, they explain in depth what causes common breathing problems, including allergies, asthma, and nasal disorders. A chapter each is then devoted to selecting medical treatment, avoiding triggers, achieving optimal fitness (even for those with exercise-induced asthma), using a nutritional approach to prevent breathing problems, and controlling nighttime problems. The role stress and emotion play in weakening the immune system and exacerbating breathing problems is covered, as are alternative nondrug treatments, which the authors suggest might be used to complement traditional medical treatments. Finally, lists of Internet resources, national support groups, and a glossary are provided. Throughout, readers are encouraged to confer with their primary-care physician, specialists, and family members in developing a personal action plan to control breathing problems. A valuable addition to any consumer health collection.Sue Hollander, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib. of the Health Sciences, Rockford
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393045994
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/25/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Debra Fulghum Bruce is former editor in chief of Living Well Today and the author or coauthor of twenty-four books, including, most recently, Stop Osteoarthritis Now. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Laurence A. Smolley, M.D., is a pulmonologist with the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: New Hope for Better Breathing
Ch. 1 The Fire of Life: How We Breathe 3
Ch. 2 Understanding Allergy and Nasal Disorders 11
Ch. 3 Understanding Asthma and Lung Disorders 30
Ch. 4 Taking Responsibility for Self-Care 57
Ch. 5 Selecting Medical Treatment 83
Ch. 6 Avoiding Triggers 110
Ch. 7 Achieving Optimal Fitness 127
Ch. 8 Using a Nutritional Approach 150
Ch. 9 Controlling Nighttime Problems 173
Ch. 10 Stress, Emotion, and Breathing 195
Ch. 11 Alternative Treatments: Mind-Body Healing 213
Ch. 12 Ages and Stages 241
Ch. 13 Serious Diseases 260
Support Organization 271
Internet Connections 275
Glossary 277
Index 282
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