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"A wonderful blessing and an invaluable aid in the understanding, treatment, and control of asthma. Should be required reading for every asthmatic". — William A. Kaloss, M.D., Pediatrician/Allergist in Private Practice, Red Bank, New Jersey<P>According to the U.S. Public Health Service, asthma is a serious disease that affects over 10 million adults and children in this country. It is a leading cause of schooltime absence and hospital admission in children, and is a major reason for time lost from work among adults. With a reported 5,000 asthma deaths in the United States, asthma can no longer be dismissed as a mere childhood ailment.<P>All About Asthma is the perfect resource for patients and their families to understand, prevent, and manage the disease. Also available in paperback, the book provides up-to-date information on the following crucial subjects: <BR>-- the effects of asthma on children<BR>-- the particular concerns of asthma on pregnant women<BR>-- the problem of excess air trapped in the chest<BR>-- the careful treatment needed for the elderly<BR>-- the important differences and similarities between asthma and allergy<BR>-- the traditional and alternative medications available to all asthmatics<P>With helpful glossaries of explanatory tables and charts, this will be an invaluable guide for patients and their families as well as for professionals in public health, pediatrics, gerontology, obstetrics, and pharmacology.

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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"

Synopsis:

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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-215) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306455704
Other:
Polk, Irwin J.
Author:
Polk
Author:
Polk, Irwin J.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular works
Subject:
Diseases - Respiratory
Subject:
Asthma
Subject:
Asthma -- popular works.
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
57
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.18x5.46x.55 in. .60 lbs.

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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"
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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