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Everything You Wanted To Know About Asthma
     

Everything You Wanted To Know About Asthma

by Dr Ashok Birbal-Jain
 
Everything You Wanted To Know About Asthma

by Dr Ashok Birbal-Jain, MD & Dr Aruna A Birbal-Jain, MD

An estimated 15 million Indians suffer from asthma. The ailment remains mostly a life-long problem that cannot be cured completely. However, the attacks can be prevented or controlled.

For this, one must understand the causes, treatment

Overview

Everything You Wanted To Know About Asthma

by Dr Ashok Birbal-Jain, MD & Dr Aruna A Birbal-Jain, MD

An estimated 15 million Indians suffer from asthma. The ailment remains mostly a life-long problem that cannot be cured completely. However, the attacks can be prevented or controlled.

For this, one must understand the causes, treatment options, lifestyle changes etc. Doctors are reluctant to use steroids, fearing their side- effects.

Inhalation therapy is also not used optimally. With over 20 years experience in treating asthma, the doctor couple cover all these aspects in their book.

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940012699985
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
935 KB

Meet the Author

About The Author:

Dr Ashok Birbal-Jain, an eminent physician of Wardha, graduated in medical sciences from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. He is in active practice since 1983 and has a nursing home with state-of-the-art equipments.

Dr Aruna Jain his wife and an eminent pathologist of Wardha graduated in medical sciences from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. Dr Aruna has a hi-tech pathology lab at Wardha.

The doctor couple have authored a book on Bronchial Asthma and another on Diabetes in Marathi. They have acquired deep knowledge in holistic sciences, especially homeopathy, yoga, ayurveda and reiki.

They have conducted workshops on numerous topics at schools and colleges in Wardha, Nagpur, New Delhi and Pune.

They manage the Centre for Diabetes, Heart & Asthma Care and have organised many Continuing Medical Education programmes for doctors.

Reviews:

An important book for all worried about asthma.

Millions of people world over suffer from asthma. The ailment remains mostly a life-long problem that is difficult to cure completely. However, the attacks can be prevented or controlled. For this, one must understand the causes, treatment options, lifestyle changes etc. Doctors are reluctant to use steroids, fearing their side- effects. Inhalation therapy is also not used optimally. With over 20 years experience in treating asthma, the authors (Drs.Ashok Jain & Aruna Jain) cover all these aspects in their book.

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways of the lung. In asthma, the airways are hypersensitive and react to many factors, such as cigarette smoke, pollen or cold air. The reaction causes narrowing or obstruction of airways. The obstruction of airways is reversible.
Highlights of the book include:

*Mechanism of asthma--its signs and symptoms
*Risk factors including its possible connection with the, medical history of the patient
*Diagnosis, and the use of peak-flow meter
*Grading the severity of Asthma--its treatment
*Stepwise approach to therapy; the drugs used
*Managing acute cases; asthma in special situations
*Exercise-induced asthma, inhalation therapy, travelling and asthma
*Prevention of asthma

Some patients are reluctant to use allopathy. Therefore, information on alternative therapies (homeopathy, ayurveda, naturopathy and yoga) has also been includ

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