B -Environmental Lung Diseases: *Result from inhaled dust or chemicals *Pneumoconiosis is a general term used for a group of lung diseases caused by inhalation and retention of mineral, metal or dust particles *Repeated exposure to the irritant can cause pul. Fibrosis -Chemical pneumonitis *Results from exposure to toxic chemicals *Clinically pt has pul edema -Hypersensitivity pneumonitis *An individual inhales irritants to which they are allergic too *Clinical manifestations occur w/in 4-6 hrs of exposure and incl. fever, chills, cough, SOB and malaise Clinical Manifestations: -Typically do not appear for 10-15 yrs after exposure but incl. dyspnea, coughing, wheezing and weight loss -Cor pulmonale is a late manifestation. *Cor pulmonale is an enlargement of the right ventricle Check what ya know (Answers at end) 6.)
Another health problem with a poor ventilation home is caused from viruses and bacteria brought into the home by one person brought from other homes. Springfield has a higher rate of asthma then the state of Massachusetts. 5,313 people in Springfield have asthma and over 5,000 people die every year from an asthma attack. Of the buildings in Springfield 90% were built before 1979 and 48% were built before 1939. Older buildings in Springfield have many more dust mites compared to the newer buildings in
The most common etiology is smoking. In the United States there are roughly 90% of smokers that have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Smokers that have this disease will usually have symptoms of shortness of breath, coughing along with destruction of the lungs faster than non-smokers. Indoors air pollution is another etiology of COPD, mainly brought on by cooking stoves. Little scientific proof has shown that outdoor pollution is a contributing cause of COPD.
About 20,000 people in the United States die from flu complications each year and thousands more need to be hospitalized prior to recovery. Healthy people under the age of 65 usually suffer no long term consequences associated with influenza. Most people will fully recover but they need to follow treatment recommendations. References: Transmission of the flu is usually through direct contact from person to person, such as by shaking hands. Also when an infected person coughs or sneezes, small droplets are formed
Chrohn’s disease can appear at any age, but is most dangerous in adults in their 20’s and 30’s. Approximately 30% of people with this disease develop symptoms before 20 year of age. In the United States, about 100,000 teens and preteens have Crohn’s Disease.Crohn’s Disease is also called Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD. It can occur anywhere in the digestive Tract, from mouth to anus.There are times when the symptoms reappear or get worst and other periods when symptoms get better or go away altogether. While Crohn’s disease causes many problems for people of all age, it presents special challenges for children and teens.
Greg Maresca Asthma Informative Speech Introduction Asthma Statistics Affects an estimated 14.9 million persons in America Causes over 1.5 million emergency department visits Causes over 500,000 hospitalizations Estimated over 5,500 deaths An estimated 11.3 billion dollars was spent towards this condition in 2006 Asthma – The Big Picture Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Air flow in the lungs is restricted because of the narrowing of the airways, thus lowering a person’s saturation of peripheral oxygen, abbreviated SPO2. The lower this
cf_new3.qxd 2/21/96 3:14 PM FACTS Page 1 ABOUT Cystic Fibrosis What Is Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive, and frequently fatal genetic (inherited) disease of the body’s mucus glands. CF primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems in children and young adults. The sweat glands and the reproductive system are also usually involved. On the average, individuals with CF have a lifespan of approximately 30 years. CF-like disease has been known for over two centuries.
Inhaling secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmoking adults. About 3,000 lung cancer deaths occur each year among adult nonsmokers. Secondhand smoke causes disease and premature death in nonsmoking adults and children. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at risk of SIDS, ear infections, cold, pneumonia, bronchitis, and severe asthma. Secondhand smoke slows the growth of children's lungs and can cause them to cough wheeze, and feel breathless.