Asthma

Paperback | September 11, 2008

byS. Hasan Arshad, Suresh Babu

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Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory condition of the airways which appears to be on the increase in the UK. About 5.2 million people are currently affected by asthma in the UK alone and roughly 1,400 die of the condition in the UK each year. The prevalence of asthma in children andadolescents has increased substantially over the past 30 years and is now roughly twice that of the prevalence of adults (10% vs. 5%). This book will take a proactive approach to management of asthma, explaining how patients (and their families) can take control of their condition.

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Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory condition of the airways which appears to be on the increase in the UK. About 5.2 million people are currently affected by asthma in the UK alone and roughly 1,400 die of the condition in the UK each year. The prevalence of asthma in children andadolescents has increased substantially over the pa...

Dr S. Hasan Arshad is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Keele University and North Staffordshire University Hospital
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.39 inPublished:September 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199211264

ISBN - 13:9780199211265

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Table of Contents

1. What is asthma?2. Is asthma increasing?3. How asthma affects us4. Food allergy and asthma5. Asthma and hayfever6. Identification and avoidance of allergens7. Taking control8. Is asthma treatable?9. Can asthma be cured?10. Case histories11. Useful resources and further reading