Everything you wanted to Know about Asthma

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Item Code: IDG821
Author: Dr. Ashok Birbal-Jain&Dr. Aruna A Birbal Jain
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8122308740
Pages: 168
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
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From the Jacket

The care of asthma is a team effort involving you and your physician. This book cannot and is not meant to replace your physician.

This book embodies the approach to the management of asthma at the Centre for Diabetes, Heart and Asthma Care. Different physicians may approach some aspects of asthma care is ways that differ from those in this book. While most teams are in close agreement regarding the GENERAL PRINICIPLES of asthma management, they may differ on the Details. There can be more than one "right" way to approach a specific issue in asthma management.

Always remain in touch with your physician, and bring any questions you may have about the material in this book to his attention.

From the Back of the Book

An estimated 15 million Indians suffer from asthma. Mostly a life-long problem that cannot be cured completely, however, the attacks can be prevented or controlled. For this, one must understand the causes, treatment options, lifestyle changes etc. doctors are reluctant to use steroids, fearing side effects. Inhalation therapy is also not used optimally. With over 20 years experience in treating asthma, the doctor couple cover all these aspects in their book.

Some patients are reluctant to use allopathy. Therefore, information on alternative therapies has been included. The book will help patients manage mild episodes at home and decided when to visit the doctor. By following instructions, patients can also prevent the onset of acute attacks. With this book, primary level doctors can diagnose and treat patients easily and also educate them on preventing attacks.

About the Author

Dr. Ashok Birbal Jain, an eminent physician of Wardha, graduated in medical sciences from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. He is in active practice since 1983 and has a nursing home with state-of-the-art equipments. Dr Aruna Jain his wife and an eminent pathologist of Wardha-graduated in medical Sciences from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. Dr. Aruna has a hi-tech pathology lab at Wardha.

The doctor couple have authored a book on Bronchial Asthma and another on Diabetes in Marathi. They have acquired deep knowledge in holistic sciences, especially Homeopathy, Yoga, Ayurveda and Reiki. They have conducted workshops on numerous topics at schools and colleges in Wardha, Nagpur, New Delhi and Pune. They manage the Centre for Diabetes, heart and Asthma Care and have organized many Continuing Medical Education programmes for doctors.


Preface 7
Prologue 9
Introduction 11
The Mechanism of Asthma 18
Signs and Symptoms of Asthma 22
Risk Factor for Asthma 25
The Natural History of Asthma 39
The Diagnosis of Asthma 42
Peak Flow Meter 49
Grading the Severity of Asthma 51
Treatment of Asthma 54
Drugs Used in the Management of Asthma 57
Stepwise Approach to Therapy 68
Managing Acute Asthma 71
Treatment of Atypical Presentations of Asthma 77
Asthma in special Situations 81
Exercise-induced Asthma 91
Inhalation Theory 98
Traveling and Asthma 106
Prevention of Asthma 108
Yoga in the Management of Asthma 115
Treatment of Asthma by Nature Cure 119
Ayurvedic Treatment of Asthma 122
Management of Asthma by Homeopathy 126
An Integrated Approach to the Management of Asthma 133
Appendix 137
List of Agents Causing Occupational Asthma 138
Drugs Used in the Management of Asthma 141
Doses of Medicines Used in Asthma Treatment 157
Stepwise Approach to Therapy 161
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