Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 in the UK and it is predicted to be the fifth most common cause of death by 2020. This practical reference guide answers over 250 questions about its causes, symptoms and the principles of treatment. It deals thoroughly with common concerns about living with COPD and its long term effects, enabling everyone affected to take control of their lives. A comprehensive appendix contains sources of professional, voluntary and peer support.Provided asthma has been diagnosed and treated properly, it does not usually lead to COPD. ... COPD can be classified as mild, moderate or severe according to the results of breathing tests (see the section on breathing tests in Chapter 3, How is COPD diagnosed?). ... Sometimes people have such severe COPD that they cannot get out of their own home, but many others can manage all right providedanbsp;...
|Title||:||COPD at Your Fingertips|
|Author||:||John Miles, June Roberts|
|Publisher||:||Class Publishing Ltd - 2005-01-01|