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Why You Need to Learn About Asthma

The asthma scene in the U.S. is bad and getting worse. Each year asthma causes more than:

  • 5,000 deaths
  • 500,000 hospitalizations
  • 1,500,000 emergency room visits

Yet, asthma experts agree that most asthma deaths and emergencies are preventable. The mother of a thirteen month asthmatic boy called her pediatrician at six o'clock one morning because her son was having a terrible time coughing. The doctor advised her to go to the emergency room immediately or to the office at 9:00. He shouldn't have given her that choice. As she was driving to the office, her son stopped breathing and was dead on arrival. Deaths occur because the doctor or the patient underestimates the severity of an attack. Readers of One Minute Asthma and Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide will learn how to judge the severity of an attack. They will know when to call for emergency help, and they will know how to prevent emergencies by starting treatment early. The need for emergency visits to the doctor or hospital will plummet once a person knows:

  • the basics of asthma and asthma medicines
  • how to monitor asthma
  • how to communicate with their doctor
  • how to follow an effective, written asthma action plan

Until they gain this knowledge the most powerful medicines available will not help them. Dr. Tom Plaut has cared for thousands of patients with asthma. He serves as an asthma consultant to physicians, government agencies and health publications. Nurses and doctors consult his book, Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide, when their own families develop asthma. His easy-to-read 62 page book, One Minute Asthma, (over 1,900,000 copies sold), is the nation's most popular asthma resource.

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