Foreword by Norma Braun, MD
Dr. Noah Greenspan has dedicated his life, his energy, and his creativity to helping people with various cardiopulmonary disorders lead healthier, more symptom-controlled and more enjoyable lives. I have personally known Noah for more than 15 years and he is truly a unique healthcare advocate and wellness innovator. In Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness, he has written a self-help treatise for patients to better understand the origins of their breathing limitations and to learn how to perform better in all spheres of life.
Noah has written each chapter as a stand-alone entity so the reader can choose what they read and when, refer back to it as many times as they desire, and continue to come away with a better understanding of his or her individual issues as they relate to shortness of breath or dyspnea. He writes in a style that is easy to read and understand, describing the origins of cardiorespiratory symptoms, their associated manifestations; and practical methodologies to address them, along with healthy doses of both compassion and humor.
From anatomy and physiology to symptom genesis and pathophysiology; how to ask your physician for specific information; the ins and outs of breathing and respiratory disease, exercise, how to nourish the only body you have and a precise medication usage guide to optimally enhance your lung function, Noah makes it clear that you are his focus, with individualizing each strategy to your specific needs being central to the program.
This comprehensive treatise is a very valuable and handy field guide for anyone who wants to live a happier, more productive, and symptom-free life with respiratory disease.
Norma MT Braun, MD, FACP, FACCP Clinical Professor of Medicine Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Health Systems Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s – Mt. Sinai West Department of Medicine Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Division