A, 5. C, 6.A,B,C,E 7. D, 8. B Chapter 28 Lower Resp Tract Infections: (3Rd leading cause of death) -Acute Bronchitis: *Inflammation of the bronchi in LRT *Most are viral *Cough is the common symptom and lasts for up to 3 wks *Assoc symptoms incl. headache, fever, malaise, hoarseness, dyspnea and chest pain *Assessment incl.
Asthma and its Effects Kimberly Hardy HS200-02 Unit 4 Capstone Project: Case Study Number 5: Asthma Kaplan University Dec. 3, 2014 Asthma can be defined as a respiratory disease that causes difficulty breathing. It causes the airways to swell which leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Adults and children are at risk of getting asthma. This disease not only affects the person with it but their family and friends as well. Asthma can be caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors.
COPD 2 INTRODUCTION COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an overall term for the conditions of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is noted that bronchodilator therapy is necessary in managing the symptoms; also, reducing exacerbations improving the quality of life. Primary care generally diagnoses and manages COPD. COPD is a progressive condition where air flow becomes limited which makes it difficult to breathe. This is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (G.I.) tract. It most commonly affects the small intestine and colon. The disease named after Dr. Burill B. Crohn. In 1932, Dr. Crohn and two colleagues published a landmark paper describing the features of what is known today as Crohn’s Disease.
Evidence: Unit 3323 Name: ; Date: 23/4/2015 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Common childhood illnesses; Accidents and Emergencies Common illnesses | Signs and symptoms | Actions to take | Flu | Viral infection of the nose, throat and ears. Stuffy nose, cough, high temp. May develop headaches and aches all over. | Paracetamol as needed. See GP if symptoms last longer a week or worsen.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Christopher Lanenga Kendra Tillis Mandy Duea Marna Nersesian Michael Eiden HCS 330 October 4, 2010 Sheela Hirao Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Although many have heard of the destruction smoking and nicotine can do, much only associate lung cancer with this deadly habit; however, a more common disease can develop. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the most frequent form of lung disease, which typically develops after long-term exposure to irritants that damage the lungs and the airways. COPD breaks down into two forms, which are chronic bronchitis, a long-term cough with mucous, and emphysema, defined as a destruction of the lungs over time. In the United States, approximately
It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix, and myeloid leukemia. Smoking also causes heart disease, stroke, aortic aneurysm, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, hip fractures, and cataracts. Smokers are also at a high risk of developing pneumonia and other airway infections. Secondhand smoke is the smoke given off by a burning tobacco product, and the smoke exhaled by a smoker. Inhaling secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmoking adults.
Cultural and disease Paper (Asthma) Joannie McGee HCS/245 August 29, 2011 Matt Dennis Cultural and disease Paper (Asthma) Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways to the lungs to swell and narrow, which leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightens, and also coughing. Asthma is popular among the Mexican-American Children, mainly living in the Southwest. The Mexican-American ethnicity has been known to have an increased degree of allergic sensitization among asthma children. When an asthma attack occurs, the muscle that surrounds the airways becomes tight and the lining of the air passage swells. Within sensitive people asthma can increase by breathing in allergy-causing substances.
High concentrations of sulfur dioxide can result in breathing problems with asthmatic children and adults who are active outdoors. With longer term exposure could include respiratory illness, alterations in the lungs defenses, and aggravation of existing cardiovascular disease. Sulfur dioxide is a precursor of acid rain, which has acidified soils, lakes and streams, accelerated corrosion of buildings and monuments, and reduced visibility which effect the environment. Nitrogen oxide is a group of gases made up of different oxygen and nitrogen. Major sources of nitrogen oxide include fuel combustion in power plants and automobiles and processes used in chemical plants.