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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Respiratory
Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook
Jones, Keith, Ed.
ISBN 13: 
9780780815360
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780780813052
ISBN 10: 
078081536X
Category: 
ConsHlth: Respiratory
Edition: 
4
Publisher: 
Omnigraphic, Inc.
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Active
Weight: 
2.15
Retail Price: 
95.00
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0
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0
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Synopsis:
Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition describes infectious and inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system, including asthma, COPD, influenza, pneumonia, and C, and other conditions that impair breathing. Causes, triggers, diagnosis, and treatments are discussed. The book also includes sections on respiratory problems in children, and living with chronic lung conditions. The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part. Part I: Understanding and Preventing Respiratory Problems describes the components of the respiratory system and how they work together to facilitate healthy breathing. It discusses factors that can impact respiratory functioning, including genetics, allergies, hormonal changes, and exposure to toxins and irritants. The part concludes with statistical information about common respiratory disorders in the United States. Part II: Infectious Respiratory Disorders discusses bacterial, viral, and fungal agents that lead to such illnesses as the common cold, bronchitis, influenza, ear infections, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, strep throat, aspergillosis, histoplasmosis, and inhalation anthrax. The part also offers tips for preventing the transmission of communicable respiratory diseases. Part III: Inflammatory Respiratory Disorders begins with information about the most common chronic respiratory disorder- asthma, which affects more than 17.7 million adults in the United States. In addition, the part describes other respiratory disorders that are characterized by inflammation. These include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and occupational lung diseases, such as those related to exposures to asbestos, silica, and mold. Part IV: Other Conditions That Affect Respiration offers information about disorders and diseases that impact lung function and the ability to bre

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