Long-term cigarette smoking is the most common risk factor for COPD. Also pipe smokers, cigar smokers (especially when inhaled) and people exposed to large amounts of secondhand smoke are at risk. Long-term exposure to chemical fumes, vapors and dusts often found in the work field can also irritate and damage your lungs. With the exception of a rare genetic disorder known as alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, COPD is 100% preventable by not smoking and taking proper precautions in regards to inhalation of lung irritants. All of the preventable risks factors listed are irritants that damage the lungs over a period of years.
David M. Valdez Ms. Sifuentes MDCA-1402 27 May 2013 Emphysema Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that primarily causes the person with that disease to have shortness of breath in their everyday life. Emphysema destroys the tissues of the lungs that are vital to support the physical shape of the lungs. It is mostly caused by cigarette or tobacco smoking or air pollution. It is included in a group of diseases called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is the abbreviation in medical terms. There are some obvious symptoms if you smoke, also some might have emphysema for many years without noticing any of the signs or symptoms.
Megerdichian, Araz 04/29/09 SVN Batch 8 Clinical Instructor: Jocelyn Villa Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it increasingly difficult for you to breathe. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two main conditions that make up COPD, but COPD can also refer to damage caused by chronic asthmatic bronchitis. In all cases, damage to your airways eventually interferes with the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your lungs. Most COPD is caused by long-term smoking and can be prevented by not smoking or quitting soon after you start. Damage to your lungs can't be reversed, so treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and
Then there's the most known "side-effect" oral cancer. Using chew tobacco has a direct effect on oral health. Cancers that distress the lips, gums, cheeks, or palate are quite frequent ("Smokeless"). Developing heart disease as a result of smokeless tobacco is not as familiar to folks as oral cancer. The user is at a greater risk of heart problems when using snuff.
8/21/2014 Diagnostic Assignment Is smoking really all that bad for adolescents? Some say that it does not affect the teenagers because they will stop before they are 20, however, that is not the case. Once you start smoking it is almost impossible to stop and you have already infested your lungs with the puffs of smoke. The moment the tobacco enters your lungs you are putting your health in danger. Lung cancer, bronchitis, and heart diseases are all effects of smoking tobacco.
Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation The act of smoking cigarette is not only a key preventable risk factor of diseases, but a significant cause of undue mortality. Smoking is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, vascular disease, cancer and death of smokers. A large percentage of people who engage in smoking habits are conscious of the risks that the habit poses their lives, and only a small number of current smokers are reluctant to stop the act; however, majority of smokers may not be successful in their attempt to cease smoking on their own. Although, hypnotherapy is a plausible option for smoking cessation, most research findings based on hypnotherapy as a way of ceasing to smoke, have been inconsistent on its randomization.
Alcohol alone can cause “high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, digestive problems” as well as depression, anxiety, and more (Alcohol and Public Health, 2014). Tobacco isn’t any better. It can cause Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and more. Tobacco use can also affect people who aren’t smoking. Second hand smoking is what it’s called.
When you’re in pain nothing is enjoyable, you can be irritable and unpleasant to be around. Medicinal marijuana is one of the leading drugs for pain relief. When cancer patient are on chemo it can be very nauseating, marijuana can relive that feeling after just ten minutes of taking it. For those patient suffering from HIV/AIDS marijuana can assist in stimulating their appetite. “The Institute of Medicine panel concluded that marijuana has some therapeutic value for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation, and should be studied further in order to develop new cannabinoid drugs.
A well-known public health administrator C. Everett Koop once stated that ‘cigarette smoking is identified as the chief, preventable cause of death in our society’. This point of view has been proven by various studies to lead to health complications (including -due to blood clotting in the brain-, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and erectile dis-function). Smoking itself is the single preeminent cause of death in the United States, causing 1/5 deaths (CDC, 2014). This habit is known for not only causing health deficits but worsening already-present ones; asthma attacks can be prompted by tobacco smoking and smoking can augment the gravity of said attacks. Smoking has also be found to effect fertility and the risk of stillbirth.
COPD and Legionnaires' Disease Hostos Community College Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a collection of diseases that causes blockage to air flow and makes it hard to breath. Various diseases have been classified under COPD although the most common ones are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Asthma is no longer classified as a COPD disease. Common symptoms of this disease include persistent cough and sputum production, loss of weight, rhonchi, wheezing, dyspnea and sometimes headache (Suzanne, Janice, Brenda, Kerry, 2010). The most common cause of COPD is nicotine obtained from tobacco smoking (MacNee, 2005).