My Physician Guide to COPD: Top Experts on What You Need to Know about Emphysema and Bronchitis

My Physician Guide to COPD: Top Experts on What You Need to Know about Emphysema and Bronchitis

by Nancy Recum
     
 
A Physician Approved Guide to:

Understanding Your Condition


-Risk factors that predispose a person to develop COPD

-A complete COPD symptom checklist

-What is COPD and what is it not: myths dispelled and truths revealed

-What to do if you are a smoker and are diagnosed

-The stages of the condition and how it

Overview

A Physician Approved Guide to:

Understanding Your Condition


-Risk factors that predispose a person to develop COPD

-A complete COPD symptom checklist

-What is COPD and what is it not: myths dispelled and truths revealed

-What to do if you are a smoker and are diagnosed

-The stages of the condition and how it changes as it progresses

-Common tests your doctor will do to check for COPD

-Understanding ventilators, air purifiers, humidifiers, and nebulizers – how they work and the benefits of each

-Common secondary medical conditions that affect people with COPD and how to treat them

Treatment Options


-Creating realistic COPD treatment goals – short term goals that keep you on track

-Weight management techniques and how reaching a healthy range can improve your condition

-Over the counter and prescription treatments for COPD

-Herbal medicines and alternative treatment options

-Breathing exercises and techniques to strengthen the airways

-How to maintain an active lifestyle with COPD, ways to remain mobile and what you need to know if you plan on traveling

-Advice and tips to help you quit smoking

-Using supplemental oxygen, its effects, and the costs and benefits

-Surgery options and transplants as a last case resort

-Equipment you need in case of an emergency

Prevention and Support Strategies


-What to do if you suspect you have COPD

-Risk factors that predispose a person to develop COPD

-How lifestyle changes, improved nutrition, and illness prevention can reduce your risk

-Resources to find support groups and online forums for people with similar conditions

-Talking with your loved ones about COPD, and teaching them how they can help you with your condition

-Working through the depression, anger and loneliness and what you can do to maintain a happy and fulfilling life

-How to help a family member or friend with COPD and signs to watch out for if you suspect an emergency

-Overcoming the fear and how to emotionally prepare for worst case scenarios

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012165510
Publisher:
R & J Publishing
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
196 KB

Meet the Author

This guide was created by a group of like minded medical doctors and experienced health care writers and editors who sole purpose is to take today's fast moving, complex and ever changing health information on diseases & conditions that you are interested in and putting it in a format that is easy to read and follow.

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