My Physician Guide to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Mike Woo-Ming, Jan 31, 2011 - 160 pages
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The My Physician association is composed of top medical professionals who have come together with the goal of educating the public on critical health issues. Drawing on expert knowledge and decades of experience, we have created the My Physician guides to bring you only the most relevant information on the conditions that affect you. Inside the My Physician Guide to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, you will learn risk factors that predispose a person to develop COPD, a complete COPD symptom checklist, myths about COPD dispelled and truths revealed, what to do if you are a smoker and are diagnosed, the stages of the condition and how it changes as it progresses, how to create short term goals that keep you on track, weight management techniques and how reaching a healthy range can improve your condition, over the counter and prescription treatments for COPD, herbal medicines and alternative treatment options, breathing exercises and techniques to strengthen the airways, risk factors that predispose a person to develop COPD, resources to find support groups, and much more.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
TREATING COPD
22
LIVING WITH COPD
38
OTHER FACTORS LINKED TO COPD
48

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