Coping With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Coping With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Coping with COPD: Understanding, Treating, and Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the first hands-on guide to living and coping with an insidious disease that affects tens of millions of peopleExperts estimate that as many as thirty-five million Americans literally cannot catch their breath - they are suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The fourth-leading cause of death in America, COPD is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema with airflow obstruction.In this clear, concise, and up-to-date guide to dealing with and living well with COPD, readers will learn:- How to navigate activities of daily living, from applying make-up to continuing work- How to quit smoking - at any age- How oxygen therapy may help you- How to tailor diet to meet new nutritional needs- How to foster a useful patient/doctor relationship and how and when to visit a pulmonologist- How to tailor your diet to meet your new dietary needs
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312307776
0312307772
Branch Call Number: 616.24 S556
616.24 S556
Characteristics: xix, 234 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Coping with COPD

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