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COPD For Dummies

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Description

Make your home COPD friendly

Your reassuring guide to understanding and managing COPD
and getting on with your life

Want to know more about COPD? This straightforward guide provides clear information about this progressive disease, explaining how to recognize the warning signs, get diagnosed, and choose the best treatment, You'll see how diet, exercise, and medication affect your symptoms and make your life easier,

Discover how to:

  • Know your risk factors
  • Find the right doctors
  • Quit smoking, start exercising, and change your diet
  • Improve your overall health
  • Prepare for emergencies
  • Help loved ones with COPD


Kevin Felner, MD, an expert in pulmonary and critical-care medicine, is an assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine, Meg Schneider is an award-winning writer with more than two decades of experience,

Auteur

Kevin Felner, MD, an expert in pulmonary and critical-care medicine, is an assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine. Meg Schneider is an award-winning writer with more than two decades of experience.

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Make your home COPD friendly

Your reassuring guide to understanding and managing COPD and getting on with your life

Want to know more about COPD? This straightforward guide provides clear information about this progressive disease, explaining how to recognize the warning signs, get diagnosed, and choose the best treatment. You'll see how diet, exercise, and medication affect your symptoms and make your life easier.

Discover how to:

  • Know your risk factors
  • Find the right doctors
  • Quit smoking, start exercising, and change your diet
  • Improve your overall health
  • Prepare for emergencies
  • Help loved ones with COPD


Contenu
Introduction.

Part I: Every Breath You Take: The Who, What, and Why of COPD.

Chapter 1: Understanding COPD.

Chapter 2: How Your Lungs Work.

Chapter 3: COPD Risk Factors.

Part II: Catching Your Breath: Treating COPD.

Chapter 4: The Diagnosis and What It Means.

Chapter 5: The Emotional Impact of COPD.

Chapter 6: Building Your Healthcare Team.

Chapter 7: COPD Treatment Goals.

Chapter 8: Drug Treatments.

Chapter 9: Surgery and Alternative Treatments.

Part III: In the Next Breath: Managing Your Overall Health.

Chapter 10: The First, Best Thing You Can Do: Quit Smoking.

Chapter 11: Nutrition and Weight Management.

Chapter 12: Getting Motivated to Move.

Part IV: Breathing Easier: Living with COPD.

Chapter 13: A Day in Your Life with COPD.

Chapter 14: Making Your Home You-Friendly.

Chapter 15: Clearing the Air at Home.

Chapter 16: Preparing for Emergencies.

Chapter 17: Helping a Loved One with COPD.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Avoid if You Have COPD.

Chapter 19: Ten Myths about COPD.

Chapter 20: Ten Strategies for Coping with COPD.

Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Health Factors Linked with COPD.

Glossary.

Index.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: COPD For Dummies
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781118068434
ISBN: 978-1-118-06843-4
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: For Dummies
Genre: Fitness, aérobic, bodybuilding, gymnastique
nombre de pages: 338
Parution: 31.03.2011
Année: 2011
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 11.1 MB