The Encyclopedia of Asthma and Respiratory Disorders

The Encyclopedia of Asthma and Respiratory Disorders

by Tova Navarra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816044678

ISBN-13: 9780816044672

Pub. Date: 01/28/2015

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

More than 30 million Americans struggle with some form of chronic breathing disorder. Five percent of adults and 10 percent of children in the United States suffer from asthma, which also causes more than 5,000 deaths each year (many of which are of children). Pneumonia and flu combined are the sixth leading cause of death in America today. The Encyclopedia of Asthma

Overview

More than 30 million Americans struggle with some form of chronic breathing disorder. Five percent of adults and 10 percent of children in the United States suffer from asthma, which also causes more than 5,000 deaths each year (many of which are of children). Pneumonia and flu combined are the sixth leading cause of death in America today. The Encyclopedia of Asthma and Respiratory Disorders provides a comprehensive guide to these serious conditions. More than 1,100 detailed entries cover all forms of asthma, respiratory disorders, and related conditions, as well as their symptoms and causes; current research, treatment, and drugs; key health terms and definitions; and helpful organizations. Easy-to-follow tables, charts, and diagrams provide up-to-date facts and figures. Extensive appendixes include lists of helpful organizations concerned with asthma and respiratory disorders; tips for travelers with allergies or asthma; an excerpt from Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health; a list of alternative treatments and remedies for respiratory disorders; and much more. The Encyclopedia of Asthma and Respiratory Disorders is an invaluable resource for those suffering from asthma or a respiratory disorder, for their families, and anyone who wants to learn more about respiratory disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816044672
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2015
Series:
Facts on File Library of Health and Living
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,206,417
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
Entries A-Z1
Appendixes215
Bibliography377
Index381

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