Asthma: The at Your Fingertips Guide

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Class Publishing Ltd, 2006 - Asthma - 264 pages
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This handbook offers straightforward, positive and medically accurate answers to over 250 questions frequently asked by asthma sufferers and their families. There is also a section on recent asthma equipment advances and what to do in an emergency.
 

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I enjoyed the preview of "Asthma: The at Your Fingertips Guide" because though the information was based on your experience and perspective, I did not feel that it was presented in a dogmatic fashion. The information was written clearly and showed an open mind.
As a Registered Nurse, Holistic Asthma Consultant, author and publisher of a holistic asthma book, my experience of over 30 years as a Holistic Health Practitioner has led me to different experiences using complementary/integrative approaches to managing asthma and asthma attacks than the ones expressed in your book.
I find "Asthma: The at Your Fingertips Guide" to be a very good reference book and will be ordering one for my shelf.
Thank you so much for your work.
HAC
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
How to beat your asthma
4
How to use this book
5
What is asthma and how does it affect people?
7
Asthma explained
8
Types of asthma
12
About asthma
15
Inheritance
18
Everyday life
172
Smoking
181
Sex periods pregnancy and the menopause
185
Work
193
Holidays
198
Sport
204
Pollution and weather
209
Food and drink
212

Symptoms and triggers of asthma
23
Symptoms
24
Triggers
28
Related conditions
42
How is asthma diagnosed?
45
When should asthma be suspected?
47
Diagnosis of asthma tests and investigations
50
peak expiratory flow and spirometry
51
Is it really asthma and is there more than one type?
58
What other diseases can be incorrectly diagnosed instead of asthma?
61
Treatments for asthma
68
Nonmedicine treatments
69
Medicines
79
Beating asthma
127
Seeing the doctor the asthma nurse and asthma clinics
131
Recognizing uncontrolled asthma preventing attacks
140
Peak expiratory flow monitoring
145
Written action plans for asthma
157
Altering and changing treatment
162
Living with asthma
170
Asthma and the National Health Service
216
The longterm outlook
219
Children and asthma
224
How and when does asthma start?
226
Infants
231
Childhood
234
At school
240
Growing out of it?
244
Adolescents and young adults
246
Emergencies
249
Symptoms and warnings
251
First aid for emergencies
255
Selfhelp for asthma
273
Asthma charities
274
Information about asthma
276
GLOSSARY
282
Useful addresses information and websites
295
INDEX
303
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