All About Asthma: Stop Suffering and Start Living
By: Irwin J. Polk (author)Paperback
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All about Asthma: Stop Suffering and Start Living is an astute examination of a disease that persists despite the best efforts of medical science. Dr. Polk, an expert with over 40 years of experience treating asthma and allergic diseases, discusses important new techniques and equipment for identifying asthma and cost-effective medicines for prevention and treatment. He notes that drug companies are also evaluating new chemicals and devices for prevention and treatment of episodes of asthma. According to the author, specialists are broadening their horizons by paying closer attention to inflammation of the lungs as a prime target for asthma management. All about Asthma will be an invaluable resource that will help patients and their families understand and control this disease.
* Introduction * The Asthmatic Patient * The Lungs: What They Are and How They Work * The Causes of Bronchospasm * Making the Diagnosis of Asthma * The Role of Allergies in Causing Asthma * Laboratory Tests in the Management of Asthma * Bronchial Dilators and Ephedrine and Caffeine Families of Drugs * Cortisonelike Drugs * Other Useful Drugs * Breathing Exercises and Airway Obstruction * Management of Acute Asthma * Management of Long-Standing Asthma * Asthma in Children * Asthma and Pregnancy * Wheezing in Other Diseases * Coming Soon to Your Local Pharmacy? * Alternative Asthma Treatments * Finding and Working with Your Doctor * The Take-Home Message * Endnotes * Bibliography * Appendix Sources of Additional Information * Appendix Sources of Asthma and Average Peak Flows * Index
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