Positive Options for Living with COPD: Self-Help and Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Positive Options for Living with COPD: Self-Help and Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

by Teri Allen
     
 

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Teri Allen, a registered respiratory therapist who has worked with COPD patients for almost 20 years, shows you how in this clearly written and wonderfully comprehensive guide.

While a diagnosis of COPD (a condition that can include emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis) can feel devastating, and while symptoms can be debilitating, there is a great deal

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Teri Allen, a registered respiratory therapist who has worked with COPD patients for almost 20 years, shows you how in this clearly written and wonderfully comprehensive guide.

While a diagnosis of COPD (a condition that can include emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis) can feel devastating, and while symptoms can be debilitating, there is a great deal you can do to experience

more energy * less shortness of breath * a fuller, happier life

More than 12 million people in the U.S. are currently living with COPD-and an additional 12 million may be undiagnosed-so you are clearly not alone. What's more, as Allen points out, we all have limitations we must navigate. Still, your challenges are real, and that's why Allen created this resource.

Patients at every stage of COPD can learn to work with their limitations, rather than against them, in all aspects of life-around the home, out and about, and during flare-ups. You will gain greater control over your disease and your life by learning to

breathe effectively and control coughing

best use medications, including alternative and naturopathic remedies

deal with emotional and psychological issues

identify your personal symptom triggers

exercise safely, choose optimal foods and quit if you are a smoker

Complete with tips on working with doctors, insurance companies and home-care providers, this smart, accessible information and advice is for everyone who has or cares for someone with COPD.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897935531
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/18/2010
Series:
Positive Options for Health Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
754,093
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 5.66(h) x 0.38(d)

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