Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions:Self Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema and others (Third Edition)
Kate Lorig,Halsted Holman MD,David Sobel MD,Diana Laurent MPH | 2006-09-01 00:00:00 | Bull Publishing Company | 384 | Healthy Living
Filled with hundreds of tips, suggestions, and strategies, this guide offers practical medical solutions in clear language. It explains how to develop and maintain exercise and nutrition programs, manage symptoms, determine when to seek medical help, work effectively with doctors, properly use medications and minimize side effects, find community resources, discuss the illness with family and friends, and tailor social activities for particular conditions. Written by six medical professionals, this book encourages an individual approach to the process, with the ultimate goal being greater self-management. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University with hundreds of volunteers, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and thousands of people with chronic conditions all over the world.
I was recently diagnosed with COPD and bought this book, along with several others dealing with chronic illness. "Living a Healthy Life...." is the only book you need; a thorough, complete and very upbeat guide. The book deals with understanding the illness, dealing with depression, learning how to self-manage, specific exercises for the illness you have, medication, diet, planning for the future and much more. I refer to it almost daily.
Be aware that the book is updated regularly! I have the third edition.
I signed up to take this Healthy Living course which involved this book. I highly recommend it to anyone with a chronic disease or anyone caring for someone with a chronic disease. It is loaded with helpful tips and information on how to live with chronic disease as well as how to exercise and eat healthy.
The Book was as stated, and it came in good time, I wish I could get another one for
the price, thanks
Since I have had both Lupus and HepC for 40 years, it is an informative book on how to handle the fatigue and still have energy to do fun things.
This book is an excellent summary of current findings on several chronic conditions prevalent in our society including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and others. It offers many suggestions for both patient and caretaker in dealing with problems in daily living with the above mentioned diseases.
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