eBook Asthma Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

  • Sandra Judd
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  • ISBN-10: 0780812255
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812253
  • DDC: 616.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 591 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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About

Overview

Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma, including facts about coping with the disease and minimizing triggers, along with a special section on asthma in children. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
1: Asthma Basics.
2: What Is Asthma?.
3: Asthma Causes and Risk Factors.
4: Do Dietary Factors Contribute to the Development of Asthma?.
5: Asthma Triggers.
6: Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality in the United States.
7: The Global Burden of Asthma.
8: Recognizing and Diagnosing Asthma.
9: Asthma Attacks.
10: Diagnosing Asthma.
11: Tests and Procedures Used to Diagnose Asthma.
12: Types of Asthma.
13: Medications and Asthma Management.
14: Treating Asthma Symptoms.
15: Mild Asthma: Experts Differ on Best Course of Action.
16: Reliever and Controller Medications Play Different Roles in Asthma Care.
17: Inhaled Corticosteroids.
18: Nonsteroidal Long-Term Control Medications.
19: Asthma Medication Delivery Mechanisms.
20: Adverse Effects Related to the Use of Asthma Medications.
21: Immunotherapy and Asthma.
22: Alternative and Complementary Asthma Therapies.
23: New Developments in Asthma Treatment.
24: Ongoing Asthma-Related Clinical Trials.
25: Living with Asthma.
26: Working with Your Doctor.
27: How to Monitor Your Asthma.
28: Asthma Action Plan.
29: Minimizing Indoor Asthma Triggers.
30: Managing Outdoor Asthma Triggers.
31: Managing Other Types of Asthma Triggers.
32: Dealing with Co-Existing Respiratory Conditions.
33: Dealing with Other Co-Existing Conditions.
34: Lifestyle Modification for Asthma Control.
35: Traveling with Asthma.
36: Asthma and the Law: The Americans with Disabilities Act.
37: Pediatric Asthma.
38: Basic Facts about Asthma in Children.
39: Asthma and Babies.
40: Benefits of Breastfeeding in Preventing Childhood Asthma: A Controversial Issue.
41: Diagnosing Asthma in Children.
42: Issues in Treating Asthma in Children.
43: Dealing with Asthma Flare-Ups in Children.
44: Helping Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep with Asthma and Allergies.
45: If Your Child Has Asthma, Can He or She Keep a Pet?.
46: Dealing with Asthma at School.
47: Exercise and Children with Asthma.
48: Asthma in Teens.
49: Asthma in Other Special Populations.
50: Asthma and Pregnancy.
51: Asthma in Older Adults.
52: Asthma in Athletes.
53: Asthma and Minority Populations.
54: Asthma Disproportionately Affects Low-Income Populations.
55: Additional Help and Information.
56: Glossary of Asthma-Related Terms.
57: Directory of Asthma-Related Resources.
Index.