Asthma is a common condition with increasing prevalence. This newedition of the highly regarded ABC of Asthma has beenthoroughly revised with reference to the latest British ThoracicSociety guidelines on the management of asthma in children andadults. It covers the advances in practice and methods, with a newemphasis on delivery systems, self-dose assessment and delivery ofcare with different pharmacological approaches. The ABC of Asthma is a concise, up-to-dateoverview of all aspects of asthma and includes two newchapters focussing on GP practice issuesincluding clinical management and organisation of asthmacare. It is ideal for GPs, junior doctors and medical students,nurses, and anyone dealing with the treatment of asthma in childrenand adults.
Meet Alfie - a young boy with asthma. Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective, describing how it feels to have an asthma attack and what the common triggers are. He talks about the challenges of having asthma and how important it is that his friends and the people around him can recognise the signs when he starts feeling short of breath and know how to help. Alfie also gives simple instructions on using asthma inhalers and other medical treatments. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and nurses. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
Free yourself of allergies and asthma once and for all with Dr. Pescatore's breakthrough program ' Dr. Fred Pescatore's The Allergy and Asthma Cure reveals a unique and revolutionary understanding of the underlying conditions of allergy and asthma-from food triggers to the environment to nutritional deficiencies. His integrative program of both alternative and traditional treatments can dramatically improve health and vitality, safely and soundly. This book will have a prominent place in my library and I highly recommend it! ' -Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of the bestselling The Fat Flush Plan 'Conventional medicine has largely shrugged its shoulders in confusion about the causes of allergies and asthma in millions of people. In this book Dr. Fred Pescatore deals with the roots of these modern epidemics, drawing on his clinical experience, and he provides clear recommendations for turning back the tide and restoring health.' - Jack Challem, author of the bestselling Syndrome X and The Inflammation Syndrome 'The Allergy and Asthma Cure is the book we have all been waiting for. Dr. Pescatore manages, in a concise manner, to summarize all the facts and presents a comprehensive healing guide that incorporates both conventional and alternative approaches. A must-read for those dealing with these issues.' -Artur Spokojny, M.D., F.A.C.C., Medical Director of Integrative Medicine of Manhattan, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College 'I have seen firsthand how The Allergy and Asthma Cure has changed people's lives for the better. I have started using his treatment protocols for my own patients with a remarkable success rate, and best of all with no side effects. Many of my patients are getting off their allergy and asthma medications completely. I strongly recommend this book to anyone with allergies or asthma.' -Dana G. Cohen, M.D., board-certified, Internal Medicine
While asthma can't be cured, it can be treated and controlled so that your child can enjoy a healthier, more active life. In this important guide, the experts at the top-ranked children's hospital in the United States clearly explain what asthma is and how parents, caregivers, and young patients can manage it successfully. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Asthma features the most up-to-date information on the disease and the keys to optimal preventive treatment-controlling environmental conditions that trigger symptoms, making a proactive medical treatment plan, and consistently putting it into action at the first sign of trouble. You'll discover how asthma is diagnosed, what the common triggers are, how to select the best asthma medicines, and how to protect your child in and away from your home to help him or her live a fulfilling childhood that is as symptom-free as possible. This book: * Reveals how to manage acute and emergency episodes of the disease * Explains how to asthma-proof your home * Addresses sports and exercise issues for children with asthma * Discusses the special needs of toddlers and teens * Features a series of vignettes about children with asthma * Includes educational materials and resources, including community support
This handy little book is a rapid ready-reckoner on Asthma. While it is mainly for asthamatics, it is also an essential leaning tool for parents and teachers who care for children with Asthma, as well as for those who work in professions or environments that make them vulnerable. Pithy and clear, the book is written simply to avoid the jargon that often makes medical information difficult to access for the common man. Useful for practitioners and academicians alike, the knowledge condensed and presented by Dr Vikram Vinayek, will be invaluable to the thousands of people who suffer from Asthma as well as others who need to understand this condition. Above all, the book shows the way to managing the condition in order to lead a full and unrestricted life.
'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'
Asthma, Health, and Society A Public Health Perspective Edited by Andrew Harver, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte Harry Kotses, Ohio University, Athens Asthma, Health, and Society is a comprehensive, current resource on this complex disease-its scope, human costs, and management-from a combined social ecology/public health perspective. This important and unique book proposes a concerted, multifaceted response and sets out the foundation for shaping this response, comprising individual and large-scale assessment, education, advocacy, and multiple forms of intervention. In clear, authoritative detail enhanced by figures, graphs, and references, contributors explain where universal standards need to be set, alliances need to be built (such as among agencies and institutions in a community), and what is currently known about: Pathophysiology, epidemiology, and social impact of asthma. Genetic and environmental factors; protective factors and risk markers. Effects in women, minorities, children, teens, and elders. Medical management, self-management, and home monitoring. Evidence-based interventions at the family, school, and community levels. Screening guidelines, compliance issues, and more. In the absence of a cure or clear-cut causes, Asthma, Health, and Society offers the most robust compilation of practical knowledge on its subject to benefit the range of public health and asthma professionals, researchers, teachers, and students
Covers important aspects of recruit medicine, such as the medical qualifications process; health promotion and environmental risk management; chronic diseases such as asthma; injury prevention and management; communicable illnesses; behavior, dental, and women's health; and recruit mortality.
The most common problems afflicting people in the modern world are asthma and allergies. Even children are not spared from these. 'How to Control Asthma and Allergy' offers an insight into the basic causes and types of asthma and allergies and how they can be best dealt with. The book provides multiple treatment options to choose from -- allopathy, acupressure, acupuncture, magnetotherapy, ayurveda, homoeopathy and nature cure. Written in a simple and lucid style, the book includes objective questions which can help people ascertain whether they are potentially asthmatic and whether they are allergic to certain conditions of nature, drugs and food. However, the remedies are intended as a home advisor and not as a substitute for qualified medical diagnosis and treatment.