The Asthma Self-care Book: How to Take Control of Your Asthma

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1991 - Medical - 272 pages
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More than 20 million people in this country suffer from asthma, and deaths resulting from the disease have doubled during the last decade. Geri Harrington, who almost died from an asthma attack three years ago, presents a thoroughly researched, comprehensive guide containing the very latest information on the disease, its causes and treatment.

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An asthma attack is a terrifying event to experience, a frightening one to witness. Because one feels so helpless in the face of an attack, having information and strategies to cope with it can only ... Read full review

Contents

Part One Getting Started with SelfCare
3
The Role of the Physician
21
Part Three What You Can Do
85
How to Work with Your Doctor
87
ComplianceBeing a Team Player
97
Recognizing and Dealing with Asthma Triggers
109
Stress and Asthma
137
Stress Reduction Techniques
143
The Asthmatic Child
219
Helping the Asthmatic Child
223
Part Six Asthma Management in the 1990s
229
Looking Ahead Looking Good
231
Asthma Medications Commonly Prescribed
235
Information Sources
237
Associations Affiliated with the American Lung Association
241
Recreation Opportunities
247

Food and Asthma
159
Part Four Asthma and Exercise
177
Exercise and Your Respiratory System
179
PursedLip and Diaphragmatic Breathing
189
The Truth About Asthma and Exercise
197
Part Five Children with Asthma
217
Asthma Rehabilitation Centers and Programs
251
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256
Index
263
21
264
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About the author (1991)

Geri Harrington is the author of 12 books, including "Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard", "The College Cookbook, and The Salad Book". She has also written many articles for "Good Housekeeping", "Family Circle", and "Women's Day" magazines.

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