Taking Charge of Asthma: A Lifetime Strategy

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John Wiley, Aug 4, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Asthma touches all ages, races, and walks of life, and it is on the rise both in frequency and in severity. Taking Charge of Asthma provides practical, up-to-date information to help you develop an effective personal strategy for managing your symptoms

World-renowned asthma expert Dr. Betty Wray outlines specific steps you can take to control your environment and reduce the onset and severity of attacks. She lists clinically tested foods, fabrics, and substances that can trigger asthma. Dr. Wray also explains the connection between asthma and allergies, details occupational hazards, lists alternative strategies, and tells how to work with your doctor—and how to make the most with the least medication. She also offers authoritative advice on helping children with asthma lead healthier, happier lives. This fact-packed handbook includes 800 numbers, helplines, Web sites, asthma organizations, and treatment centers. Taking Charge of Asthma includes everything you need to know about:

  • The causes of asthma
  • The best diagnostic methods
  • The latest treatments

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Wray, the former president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, offers asthma sufferers practical steps for living with their disease. She includes many lists and quizzes, and at the end of every chapter an "Ask your Doctor..." section with suggested questions. Read full review

Contents

How Much Do You Really Know About Asthma?
1
How Your Body Reacts The Different Kinds and Diagnosis
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You Can Take Action
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BETTY B. WRAY, M.D., former president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, lives in Augusta, Georgia.

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