The Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema Handbook

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Wiley, May 24, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 262 pages
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Now chronic respiratory disease sufferers can lead full, productive lives!… If you or someone you love is among the 20 million sufferers of chronic respiratory disease, this is a book that will change your life. Coauthored by the director of one of America’s major pulmonary facilities and an expert on the psychology of chronic pulmonary disease, it helps patients to lead full and productive lives by educating them in how to actively and effectively participate in their treatment, and by offering them a unique home-management program.
  • Dynamic techniques developed by the top specialist at one of the nation’s leading pulmonary clinics
  • Helps slow the progress of your illness (at any stage) while dramatically improving your quality of life
  • Nontechnical language in an easy-to-follow format
  • Selecting the right medication; finding the right doctor; managing stress and anxiety; physical therapy; job retraining; increasing your physical energy; sex and the chronic pulmonary patient
  • An appendix listing community and public resources
"Dr. Haas is an unusually gifted scientist and a compassionate human being." —Howard A. Rusk, MD, Founder & Chairman, Rusk Institute

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Contents

An Introduction
1
What It Is How It Works
12
The Damage the Symptoms
32
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Francois Haas, PhD, is Director of the Pulmonary Function Lab, New York University Medical Center, New York City. Sheila Sperber Haas, PhD, is a doctor of personality and social psychology and a medical writer. The Haas’s also coauthored the widely acclaimed The Essential Asthma Book.

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