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The COPD Solution: A Proven 10-Week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease

The COPD Solution: A Proven 10-Week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease

by Dawn Lesley Fielding
The COPD Solution: A Proven 10-Week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease

The COPD Solution: A Proven 10-Week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease

by Dawn Lesley Fielding

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Overview

When you can't breathe, nothing else matters. If you are one of the 15 million Americans diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you know what it's like to struggle to breathe. You know what it's like to sacrifice your favorite activities to a chronic illness that changes everything from your work life to how you take your meals. But there is help — and hope. Respiratory Therapist Dawn Lesley Fielding shares the program she has used in her own practice — with an astonishing 100% success rate—offering techniques and tools to make breathing easier and improve your overall health. This practical, accessible, step-by-step guide explains...

what COPD is and how it affects your breathing
the most up-to-date medication and treatment options
how to track symptoms and medications
essential breathing techniques to improve oxygen intake
strategies for healthy nutrition and gentle exercise
what to eat and what to avoid, with lists of key COPD foods

With stories from others with this condition, easy charts for managing everything from your medications to your symptoms, as well as hands-on tips for you and your loved ones, The COPD Solution is your guide to reclaiming your life and living fully with COPD.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738218250
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 680,738
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dawn Lesley Fielding, BS, RCP, AE-C is a licensed respiratory therapist and a pulmonary rehab clinical specialist with extensive experience in chronic lung disease. She is a certified asthma educator and certified COPD educator. For three years, she has owned and managed a pulmonary rehabilitation clinic in Utah. She is the founder of Chronic Lung Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to those suffering from chronic lung disease.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Part 1 Living with Chronic Lung Disease

Chapter 1 When You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters 3

Chapter 2 What Is Lung Disease? 17

Chapter 3 Getting Diagnosed 41

Chapter 4 Introducing the 10-Step Program: What to Expect 59

Part 2 The COPD Solution Program

Step 1 Make Peace with COPD 69

Step 2 Start Oxygen Therapy 83

Step 3 Breathe Easier 101

Step 4 Conserve Your Energy 115

Step 5 Prevent Flare-Ups: Use Your Meds Effectively 127

Step 8 Go to Pulmonary Rehab 169

Step 7 Quit Smoking 187

Step 8 Choose Foods for Better Breathing 199

Step 9 Try Yoga 235

Step 10 Stay Connected 259

Epilogue: Your Success Starts Today 275

Glossary 281

Appendix: Write It Down! My Tracking Charts 285

Supportive Online Resources 309

About the Author 311

Index 313

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