Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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  • Essay On Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Genevieve Mensah Nursing 756 Lehman College Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined by World Health Organization as not one single disease but an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases that cause limitations in lung airflow. Chronic Bronchitis’ and ‘emphysema are now included within the COPD diagnosis. It is a life threatening lung disease that interferes with normal breathing, characterized by persistent blockage of airflow from the lungs. The airflow limitation and air trapping is a result of breakdown of lung tissue where the airway becomes narrow and damaged. The narrowing occurs as a result of inflammation and scarring within them which leads to breathlessness and fatigue.…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Analysis

    therapist is the addiction to nicotine. It is important for the healthcare worker to know how this addiction can occur, because tobacco use is associated with a variety of pulmonary diseases. One such disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The prevalence of addiction to drugs, such as nicotine, and their relationship to COPD makes it all the more important for the respiratory therapist to understand addiction and to educate patients on the need for smoking cessation. To…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a term that covers several conditions. All of the conditions consist of blockage of air to and from the lungs and cause difficulty breathing. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and some types of asthma are the disease which fall under the COPD category. Figures from the World Health Organization say up to 50- 60 million people are diagnosed worldwide with COPD. This number is actually very low because a substantial number got undiagnosed. For…

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  • Cause Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    CAUSES OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE There are two main factors causing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is external factor and internal factor. Internal factors normally is related to inner of a person, whereas, external factors are influenced by outside factors that leaves an impact on a person. Internal factor includes cigarette smoking, pipe, cigar, and other types of tobacco smoke. Childhood respiratory infection, and Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency also contributes to…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Essay

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease that causes inflammation and stops the airflow from the lungs. Symptoms such as cough, sputum and wheezing are related to this condition. The main cause of the disease is cigarette smoke and exposure to irritating gases for a long time. People with COPD are at a much higher risk of developing heart diseases and other conditions. Contributing conditions to COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is the condition in which the…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Case Study

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is any group debilitating, progressive, and potentially fatal lung diseases that have increased resistance to air movement, prolongation of the expiratory phase of respiration, and loss of the normal elasticity of the lung (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2012). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is when the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the mucous…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Research Paper

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a disease that affects the respiratory system. It is a progressive disease, which means that it gets worse as time passes ("What Is COPD?"). Although there are different types of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the common similarity in the disease is increasing breathlessness. The main symptoms are an increases of breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest. One major issue is that when people age they assume that the…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Case Study

    “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening lung disease characterized inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing.” (World health organization 2015) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), includes asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema and is a “chronic non-curable disease”. (Long, M. B., Bekelman, D. B., & Make, B. 2014) Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the airway structures,…

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  • Andy Anderson: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    partial fulfillment of NURS 3010: Pathophysiology FALL 2016 Introduction The family member I will be focusing on in this paper will be my maternal grandfather, Andy Anderson. Mr. Anderson is 70 years old and was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease over 5 years ago. He is a 2 pack a day smoker and has been since the age of 16. In recent years, his symptoms have become worse. He has a cough that will not go away, as well as wheezing that is relatively constant. His…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Exam on COPD and related factors Please download questions and type answers being sure to cite references. • Define COPD and describe the three major disorder groups including symptoms and diagnostic signs. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that are characterized by constant obstructed airflow through the lungs and airways. The three disorder groups are: 1. Chronic bronchitis: this is when there is "persistent inflammation and excessive secretions of…

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