Asthma (Millbrook Medical Library)Online Periodical or Article
"My first real memory of asthma was real scary," said 14 year-old Rob. It's not hard to understand why. Asthma attacks have been described as feeling like a heavy grown man is sitting on your chest, or like your lungs have been wrapped in rubber bands. Breathing is something we take for granted until it becomes difficult, and then you'd trade anything you had for a deep breath of air. Much has been learned about asthma recently and, since the disease is becoming more common, new research is being done to find out even more about the disease and how it can be controlled. In this book, author Wendy Murphy has encouraging news for asthma sufferers. She points out that experts agree on the benefits of getting hold of the disease before it gets hold of you. While there is no cure for asthma, there are many steps that can be taken not only to identify those things that trigger an attack but to know when an attack might be imminent so medication can be adjusted. If you are one of the growing number of asthma sufferers, this informative book will help you to understand just what's happening that makes it hard for you to breathe, what you can do (with your doctor) to help yourself and what researchers and scientists are doing to find better, longer-lasting treatments.
Publisher: The Millbrook Press, Inc.