Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    People are diagnosed every year with diseases that affect the respiratory system. One specific disease that can affect the respiratory system is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; commonly referred to as COPD. Currently over “64 million people have COPD and it is the third leading cause of death worldwide” (WHO, 2013). Several factors cause the disease and symptoms are hard to detect in earlier stages. COPD can shorten a person’s life span and cause immeasurable physical disabilities, as well as, emotional lifestyle changes, but can be preventable if people would not smoke. Treatment and management options are available for individuals living with COPD. Many people can live a normal life if the disease is caught early enough and…

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    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, 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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    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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    Degenerative disease experienced at a higher rate among Japanese Americans The degenerative disease I chose is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may experience trouble with breathing, and coughing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term that is used to described a progressive lung disease. One of the biggest causes of COPD is cigarette smoking, and secondhand smoking. Pollutants that are found in the environment like…

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    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…

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    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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    What is COPD? COPD(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)is a combination of multiple diseases involving the respiratory system. Outside of the disease, the Respiratory System should be allowed to perform ventilation, the physical process of breathing, breath involuntarily, and perform the process of respiration. A normal human would be able to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide without a problem. JMB How Is COPD caused? One of the main causes of COPD is secondhand smoke,…

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    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 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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