Essential Guide to Asthma

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 293 pages
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In this comprehensive and easy-to-use volume, the American Medical Association gives you the keys to understanding asthma, with clear, reliable information on everything from diagnosis to prevention. Designed for anyone with asthma as well as for parents of children with asthma, this authoritative guide explains the latest breakthrough treatments for managing this puzzling -- and sometimes life-threatening -- respiratory disorder. Now you can take control and

  • Know what really happens in an asthma attack

  • Uncover hidden allergens and asthma triggers

  • Handle asthma emergencies

  • Develop an active treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle -- with guidelines for safe exercise, nutrition, and emotional wellness

  • Help your infant or child cope with asthma -- with tips for travel and school

  • Choose a physician or asthma specialist

  • Learn about inhalants and oral medications

    You will also find a detailed section of frequently asked questions; a glossary of clearly defined medical terms; resource lists; and much more. The "American Medical Association Essential Guide to Asthma" is the dependable, one-stop reference from America's leading health authority.

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    This was given to me, by my son's allergy/asthma doctor, when he was first diagnosed with asthma. I can't begin to tell you how helpful it was. After reading this, I felt that I could be a partner ... Read full review

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    User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

    Although sparsely illustrated, this handy book presents the essential details on asthma from diagnosis to treatment and prevention, as well as a chapter covering alternative therapies, a glossary, and resources list. Read full review

    Contents

    FOREWORD
    1
    ANATOMY OF AN ASTHMA ATTACK
    13
    DIAGNOSING YOUR ASTHMA
    52
    PREVENTING ASTHMA ATTACKS
    91
    TREATING YOUR ASTHMA
    124
    ASTHMA EMERGENCIES
    194
    ASTHMA AND YOUR LIFESTYLE
    208
    COMMON ASTHMA MYTHS
    253
    RESOURCES
    263
    GLOSSARY
    275
    INDEX
    285
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    The American Medical Association is the nation's largest organization of physicians. Its health-care books for consumers are widely acclaimed for their medical accuracy and sound, practical recommendations.

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