Shortness of Breathis a user-friendly patient handbook for those suffering from chronic lung disease. The authors successfully present a large amount of complex information in a manner that the average reader can understand. It gives invaluable information on dealing with the psychological as well as the physical impacts of lung disease including suggestions for exercise programmes, relaxation tips, travel precautions, diet, etc. Clever cartoons are used to illustrate key points and many topics are addressed in a question and answer format. A well-written book which conveys that the quality of life does not have to be severely hampered by lung disease.
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Put Together and How They Work. COPD: What Does That Mean? Understanding Your Medications.
Oxygen and Aerosols: What They Can Do For You? The Art of Better Breathing and Coughing. Day
In, Day Out: Your Daily Activities. Cleaning Out Your Tubes: Bronchial Hygiene. Exercise to Better
Health. Letting Go: Relaxation Techniques. You Are What You Eat. You Dont Have to Be Grounded.
Smoking, Smog, and Other Bad Stuff. The Psychology of Better Breathing. When to Call Your Doctor
and What to Do in an Emergency. Getting It All Together. You Dont Have to Do It Alone: Pulmonary
Rehabilitation. Resources: Where to Go For Information. A Look to the Future.
Bullock, Patricia J. Clinical Specialist, Stoma Care, Hillingdon Health Authority, Hillingdon, UK.
Larsen, William D. Medical Assistant Program Coordinator, National American University.
Limberg, Trina M.
Sassi-Dambron, Dawn E.
Sheldon, Jamie B. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA.