When you can't breathe, nothing else matters. If you are one of the 15 million Americans diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you know what it's like to struggle to breathe. You know what it's like to sacrifice your favorite activities to a chronic illness that changes everything from your work life to how you take your meals. But there is help -- and hope. Respiratory Therapist Dawn Lesley Fielding shares the program she has used in her own practice -- with an astonishing 100% success rateoffering techniques and tools to make breathing easier and improve your overall health. This practical, accessible, step-by-step guide explains...
what COPD is and how it affects your breathing the most up-to-date medication and treatment options how to track symptoms and medications essential breathing techniques to improve oxygen intake strategies for healthy nutrition and gentle exercise what to eat and what to avoid, with lists of key COPD foods
With stories from others with this condition, easy charts for managing everything from your medications to your symptoms, as well as hands-on tips for you and your loved ones, The COPD Solution is your guide to reclaiming your life and living fully with COPD.
About the Author
Dawn Lesley Fielding, BS, RCP, AE-C is a licensed respiratory therapist and a pulmonary rehab clinical specialist with extensive experience in chronic lung disease. She is a certified asthma educator and certified COPD educator. For three years, she has owned and managed a pulmonary rehabilitation clinic in Utah. She is the founder of Chronic Lung Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to those suffering from chronic lung disease.