Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an all too common lung condition which varies marked...Read moreBorrow book
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an all too common lung condition which varies markedly in severity between individuals. The term COPD covers conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and around 80% of cases are believed to develop as a result of smoking. Lungproblems, which often fail to improve significantly over time, cause symptoms such as breathlessness, wheezing, coughing, a reduced ability to exercise and frequent chest infections.COPD: The Facts is written primarily for sufferers and their families, and will help readers to understand the disease and its symptoms. The book describes in detail how COPD is diagnosed and covers tests and treatments that patients are likely to experience. It discusses modern approaches to theproblems COPD sufferers experience and provides an up-to-date and informative guide to the disease. Examples of patients' experiences are included throughout the text to illustrate the problems faced by people with COPD, and advice is offered to help sufferers improve their overall quality oflife
PRACTICAL ANSWERS ONE HUNDRED REAL QUESTIONS. Asthma is a very common condition, affecting people of...Read moreBorrow book
PRACTICAL ANSWERS ONE HUNDRED REAL QUESTIONS. Asthma is a very common condition, affecting people of all ages from infant to adult. Many people are not aware that it can be very dangerous, even fatal, if it is not taken seriously and properly treated, as it can flare up without warning. Asthma needs regular preventative treatment and the authors explain why this is so important. They show you: How to recognise danger signs. When to worry and when not to. What to do in an emergency. When to call for help. This Fifth Edition of Asthma: Answers at your Fingertips answers 100 real questions on asthma asked by people with asthma and their families, and answered by experts in the practical treatment of asthma.It helps you to take control of your condition, so that you can lead a normal, active life, free of symptoms. Available on Kindle. Table of Contents: Part 1 Introduction Part 2 What is asthma and how does it affect people? Part 3 Symptoms and triggers of asthma Part 4 How is asthma diagnosed? Part 5 Treatments for asthma Part 6 Controlling asthma Part 7 Living with asthma Part 8 Children and asthma Part 9 Emergencies Dr Mark L Levy MBChB, FRCGP is a London general practitioner with a lifetime of experience treating asthma. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Primary Care Respiratory Journal (now Primary Care Respiratory Medicine), and was the Clinical Lead of the UK National Review of Asthma Deaths, published in 2014.