Asthma Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

  • Sandra Judd
  • Published By:
  • 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

  • Price:  Sign in for price



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.
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.