Coping with COPD: Understanding, Treating, and Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Coping with COPD: Understanding, Treating, and Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the first hands-on guide to living and coping with an insidious disease that affects tens of millions of people

Experts estimate that as many as thirty-five million Americans literally cannot catch their breath--they are suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The fourth-leading cause of death in America, COPD is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema with airflow obstruction.

In this clear, concise, and up-to-date guide to dealing with and living well with COPD, readers will learn:

- How to navigate activities of daily living, from applying make-up to continuing work
- How to quit smoking--at any age
- How oxygen therapy may help you
- How to tailor diet to meet new nutritional needs
- How to foster a useful patient/doctor relationship and how and when to visit a pulmonologist
- How to tailor your diet to meet your new dietary needs
 

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Contents

Living with COPD
119
Resources
209
Words to Know
215
Suggested Reading
223

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Elaine Fantle Shimberg is an award-winning medical writer and Coping with COPD is her nineteenth book. She is the first layperson to serve on the Florida Medical Association's Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee and is past president of the American Medical Writers Association. She is also chairman of the board of St. Joseph's Baptist Hospitals in the Tampa Bay area. Shimberg divides her time between Scarborough, Maine and Tampa, Florida.

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