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Positive Options for Living with COPD Self-Help and Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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ISBN-10: 0897935535

ISBN-13: 9780897935531

Edition: 2010

Authors: Teri Allen

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Preface: Reclaim Your Life
Understanding the Respiratory System
The Respiratory System
The Upper Airway
The Lower Airway
How Breathing Works
How Breathing Is Controlled
How the Heart and Lungs Work Together
What Is COPD?
Chronic Bronchitis
Bronchial or Chronic Asthma
Do I Really Have COPD?
Diagnosing COPD
The Physical Exam
Lung Function Testing
Medications: What They Are and How to Use Them
Drug Combinations
Leukotriene Modifiers
Medication Delivery
Metered-Dose Inhalers
Alternative Therapies
Noninvasive Positive Pressure Respiratory Assist Devices
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Lung Transplantation
Nebulized Morphine
Naturopathic Remedies
Dealing with Your Emotions
The Grieving Process
Coping with Grief and Loss
Getting Stuck
Your Flare-up Action Plan
What Is a Flare-up?
Identify Your Triggers
Hand Washing
Get Your Flu Shot
Get a Pneumonia Shot
More Tips to Avoid Exacerbation
End-of-Life Choices
Breathing More Effectively: ("Huff and Puff and Blow the House Down")
Pursed-Lip Breathing
Abdominal Breathing
The Walking-Breath Exercise
Control Your Cough
Airway Clearance
The Vest
Relaxation Techniques
How to Get Started
Exercise for Life
Aerobic Exercise
Upper-Extremity Training
Sample Exercises
Yoga/Tai Chi
Things to Avoid
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs
Nutrition: Food Is Energy-Energy Is Life
Choosing the Right Foods
Steps to Good Nutritional Health
Healthy Habits
Setting Your Goals for Change
Plan Your Trip for Better Living
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Tips and Tricks for Daily Living
In the Bedroom
In the Kitchen
Out and About
Home Safety
Emergency Response Devices
Taking It on the Road: Traveling with COPD
Where Are You Going?
Are You Healthy Enough to Travel?
How Will You Get There?
Do You Have Everything You Need?
What If You Become Sick while Traveling?
Smoking Cessation: Commit to Quit
The Ugly Facts about Cigarettes
Nicotine Addiction
Preparing to Quit
Smoking Cessation Programs
Smoking Cessation Support Groups
What to Expect When You Quit
Your Plan to Quit
What to Do If You Relapse
What If You Cannot or Do Not Want to Quit Smoking?
Working with the Important Members of Your Health-Care Team
The Doctor/Patient Relationship
Health-Care Provider Responsibilities
What If I Am Unhappy with My Care?
Medical Insurance
Friends, Family, and Significant Others
Choosing a Home-Care Provider
Spirituality: Finding Your Purpose, Claiming Your Power
Coping with COPD
What Helps Others Get Through
Conclusion: In a Nutshell