COPD For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 31, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
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
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Every Breath You Take The Who
7
COPD Risk Factors
33
Understanding COPD 9 Chapter 2 How Your Lungs Work 21 Chapter 3 COPD Risk Factors 33 Part II Catching Your Breath Treating COPD
45
The Emotional Impact of COPD
63
COPD groups 72 Talking it out What therapy can do 72 Considering antidepressants 73 Developing Coping Strategies 74 Chapter 6 Building Your H...
77
COPD Treatment Goals
95
Drug Treatments
111
Making Your Home YouFriendly
221
Clearing the Air at Home
239
Preparing for Emergencies
251
CPR 263 Putting it in writing 263 Chapter 17 Helping a Loved One with COPD
265
The Part of Tens
279
Ten Myths about COPD
287
Ten Strategies for Coping with COPD
293
The First Best Thing You Can Do Quit Smoking 147 Chapter 11 Nutrition and Weight Management 165 Chapter 12 Getting Motivated to Move 183 ...
299

The Diagnosis and What It Means 47 Chapter 5 The Emotional Impact of COPD 63 Chapter 6 Building Your Healthcare Team 77 Chapter 7 COPD T...
135
In the Next Breath Managing
145
Getting Motivated to Move
183
Breathing Easier Living with COPD
199
Glossary
307
Index
319
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About the author (2011)

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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