What to Do When the Doctor Says It's Asthma: Everything You Need To Know About Medicines, Allergies, Food, and Exercise to Breathe More Easily Every Day

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The next book in our What To Do? series, this book is a comprehensive guide to dealing with asthma from a top asthma physician. Asthma has reached epidemic proportions in the Western world, and nobody is really sure why—there are lots of theories, but no real cure for the millions of children and adults who suffer from this life-threatening disease. This book offers information and solutions, based on cutting-edge research, for the newly diagnosed asthma patient and his ...
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Overview


The next book in our What To Do? series, this book is a comprehensive guide to dealing with asthma from a top asthma physician. Asthma has reached epidemic proportions in the Western world, and nobody is really sure why—there are lots of theories, but no real cure for the millions of children and adults who suffer from this life-threatening disease. This book offers information and solutions, based on cutting-edge research, for the newly diagnosed asthma patient and his caregivers.
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Dr. Paul Hannaway is an asthma sufferer and father of two asthmatic children. Over the past three decades he has treated thousands of patients with asthma and has authored numerous publications on asthma, including the American Medical Writers Award-winning The Asthma Self-Help Book. Dr. Hannaway is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Emerging Epidemic 9
Chapter 2 Why Asthma? 15
Chapter 3 How Doctors Diagnose Asthma 31
Chapter 4 Diseases Associated with Asthma 45
Chapter 5 Common Asthma Triggers 55
Chapter 6 The Dangers of Air Pollution and Asthma 69
Chapter 7 Food Allergy and Asthma 79
Chapter 8 Infections and Asthma 95
Chapter 9 Drug Therapy and Asthma 101
Chapter 10 The Controlling Drugs 113
Chapter 11 The Side Effects of the Cortisone Drugs 125
Chapter 12 The Leukotriene Modifiers 133
Chapter 13 Additional and Futuristic Asthma Drugs 137
Chapter 14 Alternative Asthma Therapy 147
Chapter 15 Environmental Controls 159
Chapter 16 Immunotherapy in Asthma 175
Chapter 17 Special Types of Asthma 185
Chapter 18 Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) 197
Chapter 19 Childhood and Young Adult Asthma 209
Chapter 20 Asthma in Women 225
Chapter 21 Adult Asthma 237
Chapter 22 Step-Up Versus Step-Down Therapy 245
Chapter 23 The Asthma Alarm 257
Chapter 24 The Psychological Factors in Asthma 261
Chapter 25 Mastering Your Tools: Inhalers, Asthma Spacers, Home Nebulizers, and Peak Flow Meters 267
Resources 274
Index 283
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