The Essential Asthma Book: A Manual for Asthmatics of All Ages

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Random House, Jul 12, 1988 - Health & Fitness - 362 pages
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Are you looking for one comprehensive source to help you deal with the suffering of asthma?
Now you can breathe a sigh of relief!
Here is new hope and new help for the millions of Americans who suffer from asthma. Drawing on Dr. Francois Haas's pioneering studies at the New York University Medical Center, the authors provide the latest medical information on the treatment of this potentially devastating disease. Their message is clear, simple, and reassuring: if you know what to do and how to do it, you can treat the effects of asthma. Inside you'll learn how to:
-- Recognize the signs of an attack, and how to prevent it
-- Choose the fight doctor, and know what to expect from a consultation
-- Judge the effectiveness of drug treatments, weighing their benefits and side effects
-- Take advantage of stress reduction techniques and a complete exercise and physical fitness plan
-- Handle the special needs of childhood and pregnant asthmatics
-- Maintain an active sex life
-- Communicate emergency room personnel to insure the best possible care
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The director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at New York University and his wife, a medical writer, have produced an excellent sourcebook for asthma sufferers. They thoroughly explain the disease ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Asthma
1
What It Is and How It Works
15
What Triggers Asthma
35
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FRANcOIS HAAS, Ph.D., directed the Pulmonary Function Lab of the New York University Medical Centers for 18 years and now heads the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation research program. SHEILA SPERBER HAAS, Ph.D., is a psychologist, medical writer, and managing editor of the newsletter Complementary Medicine for the Physician. They live in New York City.

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