This easy-to-read guide provides specific information that teens can use to better monitor and manage their illness and improve their quality of life while living with asthma. What happens in the body during an attack, what specific triggers might make asthma worse, medications that can help, and symptoms that signal asthma is getting worse are all covered. Teens will not only find factual information to take a proactive role in the management of their illness, but they will also enjoy reading interviews with other teens who have asthma and finding out how they feel about taking medication, what it feels like to have an asthma attack, and how they deal with inquiries from their friends.
Penny Paquette had her first asthma attack more than 25 years ago. She is an educational writer and former school librarian. Penny is the coauthor of Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 How Long Has This Been Going On? A History of Asthma Chapter 4 2 What Is It? Asthma Defined Chapter 5 3 Diagnosing Asthma Chapter 6 4 Asthma Triggers and How to Avoid Them Chapter 7 5 What to Do About It-Asthma Treatments Chapter 8 6 Dealing With Asthma at School Chapter 9 7 When Asthma Becomes Deadly Chapter 10 8 Coping with Asthma Chapter 11 9 On Your Own Chapter 12 Glossary of Asthma Terms Chapter 13 Chapter Notes Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author