Breathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung Disease by Donald A. MahlerBreathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung Disease by Donald A. Mahler

Breathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung Disease

byDonald A. Mahler

Paperback | June 6, 2017

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Most people don’t think about breathing; it is an automatic, unconscious act. However, the majority of those with asthma (26 million Americans); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD (24 million Americans); or interstitial lung disease (1–2 million Americans) are aware of their shortness of breath because it interferes with work or other daily activities. As a result, these individuals seek medical attention for diagnosis and treatment.

Breathe Easy, written by a pulmonologist, explains what constitutes normal breathing, what causes someone to feel short of breath, and what can be done to improve one’s breathing. In chapters on asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, Dr. Donald A. Mahler addresses the origins and treatments of these conditions, and offers advice for both standard and alternative therapies to breathe easy. Other chapters describe how we breathe, how to understand respiratory difficulties like chronic shortness of breath, the correct use of inhalers, the effects of aging on the brain and body, and the benefits of exercise. His final chapter provides valuable advice about traveling with oxygen.

Illustrated with over fifty enlightening medical graphics, Breathe Easy offers a complete and compact guide for the millions of Americans who are limited by their breathing.
DONALD A. MAHLER, MD, is emeritus professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and staff pulmonologist and director of respiratory services at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, New Hampshire. He is the author of COPD: Answers to Your Questions.
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Title:Breathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.55 × 0.5 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:University Press Of New EnglandLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Breathe
Second Wind
Why Am I Short of Breath?
Asthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Correct Inhaler Use
Interstitial Lung Disease
Will Exercise Help?
Other Strategies to Relieve Shortness of Breath
Traveling with Oxygen
Index

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Most people don’t think about breathing; it is an automatic, unconscious act. However, the majority of those with asthma (26 million Americans); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD (24 million Americans); or interstitial lung disease (1–2 million Americans) are aware of their shortness of breath because it interferes with work or other daily activities. As a result, these individuals seek medical attention for diagnosis and treatment.Breathe Easy, written by a pulmonologist, explains what constitutes normal breathing, what causes someone to feel short of breath, and what can be done to improve one’s breathing. In chapters on asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, Dr. Donald A. Mahler addresses the origins and treatments of these conditions, and offers advice for both standard and alternative therapies to breathe easy. Other chapters describe how we breathe, how to understand respiratory difficulties like chronic shortness of breath, the correct use of inhalers, the effects of aging on the brain and body, and the benefits of exercise. His final chapter provides valuable advice about traveling with oxygen. Illustrated with over fifty enlightening medical graphics, Breathe Easy offers a complete and compact guide for the millions of Americans who are limited by their breathing.“In this very handy book, Mahler, a world renowned expert in the sensation of breathing, addresses questions frequently asked regarding the experience of shortness of breath. The chapters are easy to read, progress nicely, and are accompanied by easily understandable illustrations. Mahler also draws our attention to issues associated with a sedentary lifestyle, aging, brain function and mood. . . . This book is a most welcome addition.” - Roger Goldstein, MB ChB FRCP (UK) FRCP (C), Head Respiratory Medicine West Park Healthcare Centre