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COPD For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06843-4
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338 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Every Breath You Take: The Who, What, and Why of COPD.

Chapter 1: Understanding COPD.

Chapter 2: How Your Lungs Work.

Chapter 3: COPD Risk Factors.

Part II: Catching Your Breath: Treating COPD.

Chapter 4: The Diagnosis and What It Means.

Chapter 5: The Emotional Impact of COPD.

Chapter 6: Building Your Healthcare Team.

Chapter 7: COPD Treatment Goals.

Chapter 8: Drug Treatments.

Chapter 9: Surgery and Alternative Treatments.

Part III: In the Next Breath: Managing Your Overall Health.

Chapter 10: The First, Best Thing You Can Do: Quit Smoking.

Chapter 11: Nutrition and Weight Management.

Chapter 12: Getting Motivated to Move.

Part IV: Breathing Easier: Living with COPD.

Chapter 13: A Day in Your Life with COPD.

Chapter 14: Making Your Home You-Friendly.

Chapter 15: Clearing the Air at Home.

Chapter 16: Preparing for Emergencies.

Chapter 17: Helping a Loved One with COPD.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Avoid if You Have COPD.

Chapter 19: Ten Myths about COPD.

Chapter 20: Ten Strategies for Coping with COPD.

Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Health Factors Linked with COPD.

Glossary.

Index.

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