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
Amoxicillin Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections Diarrhoea, feeling sick and vomiting are the most common side effects. Some people get a fungal infection such as thrush after treatment with antibiotics for a longer period of time. More serious side-effects of antibiotics include kidney problems, blood disorders, increased sensitivity to the sun and deafness. However, these are rare. Antidepressants e.g.
Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive gene disorder. This disease affects the lungs most significantly. It also affects the pancreas, liver, and intestines, and various organs. This disease is characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage vital organs. This abnormal mucus can clog the airways which will lead to severe problems with breathing and bacterial infections in the lungs.
The person who inhales the mucor usually ends up with pneumonia. When mucor invades the alveoli and the spores penetrates into spaces between cells and then it spread to adjacent cells. Spread of fungi in the lungs activates the immune system causes increase in leucocytes of patient and patient body responded to inflammation, fluids leaks from blood vessels to alveoli , leads to pneumonia and it impaired oxygen transportation.The immune’s systems responded resulting in chills, fever, and fatigue which are all common symptoms of
It is not clear whether these are from lupus itself or whether there related to the general stress and fatigue of having a chronic illness. More severe symptoms such as difficulty with memory loss, concentration, numbness or weakness of the arms and legs are not to common. People with this disease may also develop inflammation of the heart sac, which may cause severe or sudden pain on the center of the left side of the chest that may spread to the neck, back, shoulders or even arms. People may also develop inflammation around the lungs, which may cause a stabbing chest pain and coughing. Many people tend to lose weight when their disease is active.
The three types of plague are bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Bubonic plague is the most common of the three types and is named after swollen lymph nodes called buboes. Buboes occur when the bacteria are localized in the lymph node and rapid replication occurs. Buboes associated with Bubonic Plague are located in the armpit, neck or the groin area. Common symptoms are acral necrosis of the extremities (such as the toes, fingers, lips and tip of the nose), high fever, nausea, vomiting, and breathing difficulty.
The symptom that has traditionally been associated with lupus has been the butterfly-shaped rash that appears across the patient’s cheeks, along with mouth ulcers and hair loss. One of the reasons that lupus is so often misdiagnosed is that its symptoms are much like the symptoms of many other diseases. For example, lupus often mimics arthritis with joint pain, redness, and swelling. The warring antigens, anitbodies, and resulting stress on systems can often produce an abnormal urinalysis, leading to a misdiagnosis of kidney disease. If the lungs, heart, or abdominal organs are affected, then pleurisy, pericarditis, and / or peritonitis can appear and suggest lung, heart, or abdominal diseases.
The amount of time around certain medications can cause damage to the RN'S internal organs. Because of exposure to cancer drugs RN'S are at a higher risk for miscarriages, as well as physical demands. With all these risks there is also a financial risk for RN'S. The financial risks are best known as a
Blood clots are when obese patients are more than likely to develop blood clots in their legs. However the blood clots is dangerous as long as they stay in the legs. The major problem is when the blood clots make its way to the lungs. Some patients who smoke increase the risk of this condition. Lap-band has two dangerous side effects which is band erosion and acid reflux.
Some of the cancers that one can get from drinking too much alcohol for a long time are, mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, and breast cancers. People can get cirrhosis of the liver from drinking to much alcohol and can easily develop liver cancer. The liver becomes very inflamed , and can also cause alcoholic hepatitis, which can result in liver failure and death. Alcohol can also increase one’s risk of having a heart attack because it causes high blood pressure, hypertension. It also can weaken the muscles of the heart causing it to affect the functioning of other parts of the body like the lungs, liver, brain and almost all the other body systems.