Asthma Sourcebook, 5th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816536
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816534
  • DDC: 616.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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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.
Asthma Basics.
1: What Is Asthma?.
2: Asthma Causes and Risk Factors.
3: Do Dietary Factors Contribute to the Development of Asthma?.
4: Asthma Triggers.
5: Asthma Prevalence, Healthcare Use, and Mortality in the United States.
6: Myths and Facts of Asthma.
Recognizing and Diagnosing Asthma.
7: Asthma Attacks.
8: Diagnosing Asthma.
9: Tests and Procedures Used to Diagnose Asthma.
10: Types of Asthma.
Medications and Asthma Management.
11: Treating Asthma Symptoms.
12: Medications to Treat Asthma.
13: Inhaled Corticosteroids.
14: Nonsteroidal Long-Term Control Medications.
15: Asthma Medication Delivery Mechanisms.
16: Adverse Effects Related to the Use of Asthma Medications.
17: Immunotherapy and Asthma.
18: Alternative and Complementary Asthma Therapies.
19: New Developments in Asthma Treatment.
20: Controlled Breathing for Asthma Management.
21: Clinical Trials and Research Studies on Asthma.
22: The Role of the CDC in Asthma Management.
Living with Asthma.
23: Working with Your Doctor.
24: How to Monitor Your Asthma.
25: Asthma Action Plan.
26: Minimizing Indoor Asthma Triggers.
27: Managing Outdoor Asthma Triggers.
28: Managing Other Types of Asthma Triggers.
29: Dealing with Co-Existing Respiratory Conditions.
30: Dealing with Other Co-Existing Conditions.
31: Lifestyle Modification for Asthma Control.
32: Traveling with Asthma.
33: Medical Identification Critical for People with Life-Threatening Allergies.
34: Prevention Strategies for Asthma.
35: Preventing Asthma in Animal Handlers.
Pediatric Asthma.
36: Basic Facts about Asthma in Children.
37: Diagnosing Asthma in Children.
38: Treating Asthma in Children.
39: Asthma Flare-Ups in Children.
40: Dealing with Asthma at School.
41: Reducing Children's Chances of Asthma.
42: Physical Activity and Children with Asthma.
43: Parenting a Teen with Asthma.
44: Asthma: The Hygiene Hypothesis.
45: Infant Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens May Reduce Asthma Risk.
46: Asthma Attacks Declining among U.S. Children.
Asthma in Other Special Populations.
47: Asthma and Pregnancy.
48: Asthma in Older Adults.
49: Asthma and Minority Populations.
50: Asthma Disproportionately Affects Low-Income Populations.
Additional Help and Information.
51: Glossary of Asthma-Related Terms.
52: Directory of Asthma-Related Resources.