Publisher description for Living a healthy life with chronic conditions : self-management of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema & others / Kate Lorig ... [et al.]. ; contributor, Peg Harrison.


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Is it possible to live a healthy life despite a chronic illness? The surprising answer is yes, according to this enduringly popular book. Filled with hundreds of tips, suggestions, and strategies, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions offers practical solutions in clear language. The book explains how to develop and maintain exercise and nutrition programs, manage symptoms, determine when to seek medical help, work effectively with doctors, using medications and minimizing side effects, finding community resources, discussing the illness with family and friends, and tailoring social activities to particular conditions. Written by six medical professionals, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions 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 people with chronic conditions all over the world.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Chronic diseases -- Popular works.
Medicine, Popular.