About the Book
For the sufferer, asthma means acute and distressing attacks of breathlessness, and occasionally even life-threatening ones. It is a major and increasing health problem of the Western World, yet it is still sometimes misunderstood and badly treated.
This succinct guide should help. Written by Professor Jon Ayres, well known as an authority and broadcaster on the subject, it covers the causes, diagnosis and treatment of asthma in a way that sufferers and their families should find both reassuring and easy to follow.
About the Author
Professor Jon Ayres, MD, FCRP was trained at Guy’s Hospital, where he also held clinical and research posts. He has a special interest in asthma and the effects of air pollution on the lungs. He is currently Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.