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    protected, it can create problems such as, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), orthopnea, and many other minor or major diseases that can cause a patient 's respiratory system to become infected. Emphysema is a lung disease (pulmonopathy) that affects the alveoli through breaking down the elastic fibers in the lung, mainly because of proteases, which are the chemicals from immune cells. In comparison to many forms of…

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    Emphysema is a chronic lung disease, which damages the air sacs called alveoli by causing shortness of breath (dyspnea) due to the enlargement of lung sacs. Emphysema is also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Ontario Lung Association,2015). Emphysema is a disease, which not only destroys the lung air sacs but it also reduces the amount of oxygen that can reach the bloodstream. Smoking is one of the main reasons for the cause of emphysema. Therefore, it occurs mostly to the people…

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    Emphysema Emphysema, along with other diseases, is collectively known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This disease damages the alveoli, also known as air sacs. Shortness of breath results as the alveoli are gradually damaged. The leading cause of emphysema is smoking, but this disease can also be caused by long-term exposure to other airborne irritants. Emphysema can be present in the body for years without any symptoms. The main symptom of this disease is shortness of breath, which…

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    Emphysema Case Study

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    1. Mr. Hayato was diagnosed with emphysema more than 10 years ago. Define emphysema and explain its underlying pathophysiology. Emphysema is a lung condition that is "characterized by the breakdown of the lungs' elastic structure and destruction of the walls of the bronchioles and aveoli." This condition breaks down the elastic structure of the surface area that is involved in respiration. Emphysema is associated with "abnormal levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood," which would…

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    What is COPD? Let’s just say it is a condition that makes it harder for any individual who may have it to breathe. Two forms that can lead to COPD are; Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. A main cause to COPD is long-term exposure to substance that can irritate as well as damage the lungs. The main focus with irritants is caused by cigarette smoke, air pollution, chemical fumes as well as dust. At times with COPD you may not feel symptoms; there can either be no symptoms or mild symptoms. As the…

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    Emphysema

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    I chose emphysema because I have known several people in my life that have either struggled personally with the condition or have had a family member that has suffered from the condition. This was also a condition that I am very interested in knowing more about and this offered an opportunity to find and organize information. Emphysema is a condition that is mainly cause by consistent and long-term exposure to irritants. Some causes are tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke, pollution of the air, and…

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    (Withers, 2009) There are various pathological changes to the respiratory system of a smoker. One extremely widespread change is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The World Health Organisation (2010) define COPD as, “…a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible.” COPD as a lung disease encompasses pathological changes such as Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. Chronic Bronchitis is long term…

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    the fraction of inspired oxygen as well as replacing nitrogen with a lower density gas (usually 79% Helium and 21% oxygen) that results in improving exercise performance and dyspnea throughout a decline in airflow resistance and airway turbulence.14 An increase in exercise tolerance time and an improvement in exercise performance with the administration of HX is a multi-factorial procedure that the most contributed mechanisms are such as reduction in operating lung volume and dyspnea intensity…

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    They are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema involves extensive damage to the lungs over time. A way to test the progression is a pulmonary function testing (PFT’s). This test, tests the lung capacity of a person ("COPD"). This test is simple and is accurate. It involves a patient blowing out into a tube. The force and duration determines the condition of the lungs. With emphysema it is hard to blow out because air pockets form. To tell what stage a person is in most doctors use the GOLD…

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    COPD Disease Analysis

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    The disease of the lungs, COPD, can be traced back to the 1600’s. It was the year 1679 when Swizz physician, Bonet, defined the disease as “voluminous lungs.” About a century later Italian anatomist, Giovanni Morgagni, termed cases of the lungs as “turgid.” A series of illustrations of the emphysematous lung putting forth the pathology of the disease was published by Baillie in 1789, thus emphysema was known to be a part of COPD early one (Mandal 2013). Over the years, Chronic Bronchitis became…

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