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COPD: Answers at your Fingertips

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    ISBN: 9781859590454

Dr Jon Miles, June Roberts

WINNER of 2006 BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science

If you are told you have COPD (a general term covering serious lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, and emphysema) you could be forgiven for feeling that there is no information to help you cope with this potentially disabling condition. It is one of the most common respiratory disorders in the UK and yet over 70% of people have never heard of it.
The positive news is that with good management, you can do much to improve your symptoms and live a normal life.

This practical guide shares many people’s experiences and contains helpful and informative answers to 196 questions asked by people with COPD and their families.

For example:

Table of Contents 

Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is COPD?
Part 3 Work and environment
Part 4 How is COPD diagnosed?
Part 5 Stopping smoking
Part 6 Treatment
Part 7 Inhalers and nebulisers
Part 8 Oxygen therapy
Part 9 Exercise and fitness
Part 10 Living with COPD
Part 11 Getting help
Part 12 Research and the future

"...provides authoritative and up-to-date information about all aspects of COPD diagnosis and care"
Peter Calverley, Professor of Medicine, University of Liverpool  

"This has been the best book I have ever read. It is so knowledgeable and well written, and if I hadn’t known, I would have thought it had been written by a patient with COPD."
Mrs J Whitworth, Manchester

You can read a peer reviewed
article about COPD here:

About the Authors

Dr Jon Miles MD, FCRP is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at North Manchester General Hospital.

June Roberts SRN, DipHE (PN), FETC, DipAsthma, DipCOPD, DipAllergy is a nurse practitioner at Langworthy Medical Practice, Salford. She is also Honory Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, and facilitator at Education for Health, Warwick.

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