How to Greatly Improve Your Breathing

In the 2018 Lung Disorders White Paper, you will discover exciting advances and the most useful, current information to help you prevent or treat conditions affecting your lungs. You will learn how to prevent these diseases and, when symptoms arise, the best ways for you to work with your doctor to diagnose and treat them.

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The 2018 Lung Disorders White Paper

Your Annual Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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The Expertise You Need in Layperson's Language
You Can Understand and Use

Introducing Your Lung Disorders Expert

Stephen C. Mathai, M.D., M.H.S., is Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, N.J., and he received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Mathai completed his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins and received his Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Mathai is a member and active participant in several medical societies, including the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians, where he is the Vice Chairperson of its Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network. He is board-certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Mathai has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on pulmonary topics, and his work has been published in numerous journals, including Chest, the American Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Journal.

The 2018 Lung Disorders White Paper is your up-to-date guide to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of lung problems, ranging from emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to asthma, lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulmonary embolism. You'll receive a detailed overview of what the medical field knows about lung disorders. You'll also find reports on the latest studies and advances, answers to queries from patients, and much more.

Here's a sample of special topics that warranted particular attention this year:

  • An emerging body of research has found that some people diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the illness—because either they were misdiagnosed in the first place or they have undergone spontaneous remission without knowing it. Find out why asthma is sometimes hard to diagnose, how to confirm a suspected diagnosis of asthma, why overdiagnosis is an important concern, what what to do if your doctor tells you it's asthma?
  • Are you using your inhaler correctly? Ineffective inhaler technique and mishandling of devices are common problems, even among adults who have long-standing COPD or asthma. Illustrations, instructions and tips are provided to help you brush up on proper inhaler techniques.
  • What every woman should know about COPD. Gender-specific advice to help identify an underdiagnosed disease.
  • Ask the Doctor: I have COPD but tire easily when I exercise. Could whole-body vibration training help? Get the answer in this year's Lung Disorders White Paper.
  • How to conserve energy when you have COPD. Eighteen (18) ways to make your daily grooming tasks less draining. Routine activities, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing, can take their toll on your energy if you have moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But planning ahead and using some simple energy conserving techniques can help you get through these tasks more quickly and with less effort.
  • Ask the Doctor: Are home sleep apnea test results as reliable as those from a sleep lab? Learn what recent guidelines and studies have to say.
  • If you need to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you likely have a love-hate relationship with the device. Get advice on learning to live with CPAP. You'll learn about four common obstacles faced by CPAP users and receive tips to help overcome them.
  • What Is a Bronchoscopy? Learn the many reasons your doctor may advise bronchoscopy.  What are the risks? How do I prepare for a bronchoscopy? What happens during the procedure? What is the recovery time? When do I get the results from the test?

The 2018 Lung Disorders White Paper also features an illustrated guide that explains how the lungs are impacted by emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. Plus, the White Paper includes:

  • A chart of commonly used bronchodilators, updated for 2018. Including: Typical daily dosages, how to take, how they work, precautions, most common side effects, when to call your doctor.
  • A chart of anti-inflammatory drugs, updated for 2018.
  • A glossary of terms and an index to help you find the topics of interest to you.

The White Paper is designed to help you ensure the best outcome. As with any illness, deciding how to manage a lung disorder involves weighing the risks and benefits of all the options. Cures are available for many lung disorders; for all of them, treatment is available to alleviate the symptoms. Whatever your situation, it is important that your personal preferences are part of the decision-making process. Your doctor has the information, but it is your breath and your life.

Use what you learn in this year's White Paper to have an effective conversation with your doctor.

  • Recognize and respond to symptoms and changes in your breathing and lung function as they occur.
  • Communicate effectively with your doctor, ask the right questions about your symptoms and treatment options, and understand the answers.
  • Make the most informed decisions, based on an understanding of the newest drugs, the latest therapies, the most promising research.

Take control over your condition and act from solid, evidence-based knowledge, rather than myths...and you'll also learn:

  • If you have lung disease, getting a flu shot is probably a part of your annual routine (or should be). But did you know that you need another vaccination as well? Find out which one.
  • Side effects of corticosteroids.
  • The effects of radon in homes.
  • Do you have a cold or the flu? Learn how to distinguish between the two.
  • The respiratory symptoms you should not ignore.
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The 2018 Lung Disorders White Paper covers the latest research on:

  • Asthma
  • COPD, including Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
  • Influenza
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Infections

For each of these diseases covered, you'll get:

  • A thorough overview of the condition, its causes and symptoms...
  • Treatment options, with expert recommendations...
  • Groundbreaking new research and a review of the latest studies...

The 2018 Lung Disorders White Paper also includes:

  • A glossary of medical terms you need to understand...
  • Lists of health information organizations and support groups that specialize in the disorder...

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Coping Strategies for a Variety of Ailments

  • Learning to live with your CPAP Device
  • Kick that chronic cough
  • No more runny nose!
  • Debunking smoker's myths
  • Conserving energy if you have COPD

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