This unique book from doctor and international best-selling author Sarah Brewer provides a highly au...Read moreBorrow book
This unique book from doctor and international best-selling author Sarah Brewer provides a highly authoritative yet easy-to-follow program of complementary medicine and self-care treatments, specially designed to support the conventional treatment for asthma. If you're suffering from this debilitating condition, and are looking for an expert to guide you through all the positive steps you can take to alleviate your symptoms and enhance your health and well-being, this is the book for you. Dr Sarah Brewer offers a pioneering approach of tailor-made programs, based on the premise that we're all unique, and have different requirements depending on our age, gender, lifestyle and genetic background. Complete the questionnaire at the beginning of Part 3 and you'll see whether to embark upon The Gentle Program, The Moderate Program or The Full-strength Program. Each program guides you through daily nutritional plans, as well as exercise plans and lifestyle changes, all of which will empower you to make real changes to your health and your life.
Bronchitis and emphysema affect some three million people in the U.K. and kill 30,000 people each ye...Read moreBorrow book
Coping with Bronchitis and Emphysema
Bronchitis and emphysema affect some three million people in the U.K. and kill 30,000 people each year. They account for more loss of time from work than any other form of illness, and are usually caused by smoking, which leads to inflammation of the bronchi. As the lungs become increasingly damaged, shortness of breath develops even on moderate exertion, such as climbing stairs. As the condition worsens, simple tasks such as washing or shaving cause marked shortness of breath, and eventually fighting for breath occurs even at rest. The condition cannot be cured. However, further deterioration can be prevented, and this new edition brings us up to date with changes in treatment, though stopping smoking is still key. Difficulty in breathing can be eased by using inhalers or nebulisers which deliver drugs that open up the airways called bronchodilators (eg 'Ventolin'). Inhaled steroids (eg 'Becotide') are useful in reducing inflammation of the air tubes. Many people need to have oxygen several times a day, and dust, fumes and pollution should be avoided. Lifestyle changes may also help, such as losing weight and taking exercise.