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Although COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, few books provide a comprehensive approach to living with this condition. Now, with The COPD Solution,
respiratory therapist and educator Dawn Lesley Fielding brings her twelve-week sustainable programwhich has a 100 percent success rate in improving the health of her own patientsto the public. Fielding provides invaluable information on diagnosis, medical treatments, physical therapy, pulmonary rehab, and smoking cessation. Her plan gives readers tools to manage every aspect of living with COPD, including tips for communicating with doctors, symptom-tracking charts, nutrition guidelines, easy exercises, breathing and relaxation techniques, even information on intimacy. With up-to-date medical research about this disease and a practical program for managing it, The COPD Solution
is a welcome resource for anyone suffering from chronic lung disease.
When you can't breathe, nothing else matters. If you are one of the 15 million Americans diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you know what it's like to struggle to breathe. You know what it's like to sacrifice your favorite activities to a chronic illness that changes everything from your work life to how you take your meals. But there is helpand hope. Respiratory Therapist Dawn Lesley Fielding shares the program she has used in her own practicewith an astonishing 100% success rateoffering techniques and tools to make breathing easier and improve your overall health. This practical, accessible, step-by-step guide explains...
what COPD is and how it affects your breathing
the most up-to-date medication and treatment options
how to track symptoms and medications
essential breathing techniques to improve oxygen intake
strategies for healthy nutrition and gentle exercise
what to eat and what to avoid, with lists of key COPD foods
With stories from others with this condition, easy charts for managing everything from your medications to your symptoms, as well as hands-on tips for you and your loved ones, The COPD Solution is your guide to reclaiming your life and living fully with COPD.
A proven 12-week program for sufferers of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), which affects nearly 24 million Americans.
About the Author
Dawn Lesley Fielding, BS, RCP, AE-C
is a licensed respiratory therapist and a pulmonary rehab clinical specialist with extensive experience in chronic lung disease. She is a certified asthma educator and certified COPD educator. For three years, she has owned and managed a pulmonary rehabilitation clinic in Utah. She is the founder of Chronic Lung Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to those suffering from chronic lung disease.