Health Reference Series: Asthma Sourcebook

Editor: Judd, Sandra J.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7808-1480-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 13
Book Status: Pending
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Table of Contents

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.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Asthma Basics
  • Chapter 1—What Is Asthma?
  • Chapter 2—Asthma Causes and Risk Factors
  • Chapter 3—Asthma Triggers
  • Chapter 4—Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality in the United States
  • Chapter 5—Reducing the Burden of Asthma
  • Part II: Recognizing and Diagnosing Asthma
  • Chapter 6—Asthma Attacks
  • Chapter 7—Diagnosing Asthma
  • Chapter 8—Tests and Procedures Used to Diagnose Asthma
  • Chapter 9—Types of Asthma
  • Part III: Medications and Asthma Management
  • Chapter 10—Treating Asthma Symptoms
  • Chapter 11—Medications to Treat Asthma
  • Chapter 12—Inhaled Corticosteroids
  • Chapter 13—Long-Term Control Medications
  • Chapter 14—Asthma Medication Delivery Mechanisms
  • Chapter 15—Adverse Effects Related to the Use of Asthma Medications
  • Chapter 16—Immunotherapy and Asthma
  • Chapter 17—Alternative and Complementary Asthma Therapies
  • Chapter 18—New Developments in Asthma Treatment
  • Chapter 19—Clinical Trials and Asthma
  • Chapter 20—The Role of CDC in Asthma Management
  • Part IV: Living with Asthma
  • Chapter 21—Working with Your Doctor
  • Chapter 22—How to Monitor Your Asthma
  • Chapter 23—Asthma Action Plan
  • Chapter 24—Minimizing Indoor Asthma Triggers
  • Chapter 25—Managing Outdoor Asthma Triggers
  • Chapter 26—Managing Other Types of Asthma Triggers
  • Chapter 27—Prevention Strategies for Asthma
  • Chapter 28—Preventing Asthma in Animal Handlers
  • Chapter 29—Dealing with Co-Existing Respiratory Conditions
  • Chapter 30—Dealing with Other Co-Existing Conditions
  • Chapter 31—Lifestyle Modifications for Asthma Control
  • Chapter 32—Managing Your Medicines
  • Chapter 33—Medical Identification Critical for People with Life-Threatening Allergies
  • Part V: Pediatric Asthma
  • Chapter 34—Basic Facts about Asthma in Children
  • Chapter 35—Diagnosing Asthma in Children
  • Chapter 36—Treating Asthma in Children
  • Chapter 37—Dealing with Asthma at School
  • Chapter 38—Physical Activity in Children with Asthma: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
  • Chapter 39—Parenting a Teen with Asthma
  • Part VI: Asthma in Other Special Populations
  • Chapter 40—Asthma and Pregnancy
  • Chapter 41—Asthma in Seniors: An Overview
  • Chapter 42—Asthma and Minority Populations
  • Chapter 43—Asthma Disproportionately Affects Low-Income Populations
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 44—Glossary of Terms Related to Asthma
  • Chapter 45—Directory of Asthma-Related Resources