Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Handbook

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Dr. Francois Haas is an unusually gifted scientist and a compassionate human being.-HOWARD A. RUSK, M.D. Founder and Chairman, Rusk Institute

The bestselling guide for chronic bronchitis and emphysema sufferers-newly revised and expanded. For the millions of people diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, this bestselling guide is now revised and expanded to offer the most up-to-date information available. From helping you understand your disease and its proper care ...

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Overview

Dr. Francois Haas is an unusually gifted scientist and a compassionate human being.-HOWARD A. RUSK, M.D. Founder and Chairman, Rusk Institute

The bestselling guide for chronic bronchitis and emphysema sufferers-newly revised and expanded. For the millions of people diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, this bestselling guide is now revised and expanded to offer the most up-to-date information available. From helping you understand your disease and its proper care to showing you how to restore vitality and satisfaction to your relationships, Dr. Francois Haas and Dr. Sheila Sperber Haas provide you with the facts and information needed to find the right treatment and take full advantage of it. Written in a clear and helpful style, The Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Handbook now includes current information on useful complementary approaches-including herbal therapy-plus effective exercises and the latest medical advances. You'll discover:
* How to find the right doctor for you and discuss your treatment options
* How to deal with HMOs and the companies that provide supplemental oxygen
* Which new surgical techniques are most promising
* How to manage stress and anxiety
* How to slow your disease and substantially improve your quality of life
* A variety of helpful resources accessible by phone or web
* The newsletters written by experts that will keep you up-to-date

"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: 725,276
  • 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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