Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Handbook

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This invaluable work offers new hope to the 20 million sufferers from chronic respiratory disorders, teaching them how to self-manage the disease and lead happy, healthy lives. In an easy-to-follow style, readers are shown how to tailor a rehabilitation program to their life-style. Highlights include: comprehensive and practical guidance featuring the latest techniques developed at one of the nation's top clinics; rehabilitation programs that slow the progress of the disease at any age and dramatically improve ...
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Overview

This invaluable work offers new hope to the 20 million sufferers from chronic respiratory disorders, teaching them how to self-manage the disease and lead happy, healthy lives. In an easy-to-follow style, readers are shown how to tailor a rehabilitation program to their life-style. Highlights include: comprehensive and practical guidance featuring the latest techniques developed at one of the nation's top clinics; rehabilitation programs that slow the progress of the disease at any age and dramatically improve the quality of life; selecting the right medication; finding the right doctor; managing stress and anxiety; physical therapy; job retraining; an appendix of community and public resources and a guide to other information sources.

"Teaches the over 20 million sufferers of chronic respiratory disorders how to self-manage their disease & lead happy, normal, productive lives."

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Written by a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation researcher and a medical writer, this guide for patients and their families presents information needed when living with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema (COPD). A sampling of topics includes an overview of the respiratory system, the symptoms and progression of COPD, finding a doctor, stopping smoking, bronchodilators, oxygen therapy, the emotional and psychological consequences of COPD, alternative therapies, and surgical options. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471239956
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,311,498
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Francois Haas, PhD, is Director of the Pulmonary Function Lab, New York University Medical Center, New York City. Sheila Sperber Haas, PhD, is a doctor of personality and social psychology and a medical writer. The Haas’s also coauthored the widely acclaimed The Essential Asthma Book.
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Table of Contents

You and COPD: An Introduction.
The Respiratory System: What It Is, How It Works, and What Goes Wrong in COPD.
COPD: The Damage, the Symptoms, the Progression.
Seeking Help.
How Do I Know I Have COPD?.
Stop Smoking!.
Bronchodilators.
The Rest of the COPD Drugs.
Oxygen Therapy.
COPD and....
Conquering the Emotional and Psychological Consequences of COPD.
Physical Therapies for COPD.
Daily Living.
Work and Play.
COPD and Sex.
COPD and Successful Travel.
The Final Phase.
Thoughts on the Present and Future.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    Greatly Informative

    For someone who has suffered with Lung Disease and a single lung transplant as long as I have I thought I had all the answers. This book proved me wrong and I continue to learn from it. I recommend it to anyone who either suffers from or knows someone that suffers from lung disease.

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