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  • Cystic Fibrosis Case Study

    Cystic fibrosis (CF), is a disease that is inherited, or passed down through genes from parents to offspring. This disease affects the secretory glands, including the glands that produce mucus and sweat. People with CF have inherited two faulty CF genes, one from each parent. Parents, likely don 't have the disease. CF affects many body organs but mostly the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs (What Is Cystic Fibrosis?, 2013). CF is gentically transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait. About 80% of the gene mutations that cause CF have been identified. The cystic fibrosis gene is on chromosome #7. It encodes a membrane-associated protein called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). The function of the CTFR is still unknown, however, it appears to be closely involved with chloride transport across the epithelial membranes. There are several different mutations of this gene that…

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  • Tea Tree Essay

    Coughing is a reflex action that that occurs when the airways are irritated or clogged up with mucus. When not triggered by irritants such as dust or other pollutants, coughing is usually a symptom of a cold, infection or a respiratory condition such as bronchitis. Beneficially making a gargle by putting 2tsp of cider vinegar and adding 2 drops of tea tree or eucalyptus oil. Top up with warm water and stir in a spoonful of honey. Use 3 times a day. Add 10 drops of…

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  • Genetic Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis

    chloride channels which causes the mucus in their lungs to thicken and pool. It can also affect the pancreas by blocking it up and not allowing it to produce digestive enzymes. With medicine in today’s day and age patients are living longer lives then when it was first diagnosed. Treatment options like the Vest is helping to break down the mucus build up in lungs and digestive enzymes to help process nutrients…

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  • Asthma Case Study Essay

    asthma are factors that are not linked to those of atopic disease (Kaufman 2011). This includes asthma in adults which develop in response to factors such as physical activity, climate conditions, aspirin and viral infections. The organs of the lower respiratory tract- trachea, bronchi and bronchioles are all affected by asthma. Bronchoconstriction is caused by damage to the epithelium, excessive mucus production, oedema, muscle damage and bronchospasm (Kaufman 2011). The epithelium, in…

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  • The ABCDE Framework (Resuscitation Council 2005)

    Reassessments should also be completed regularly (Resuscitation Council 2005). From the use of this assessment tool, Mrs Reid was initially diagnosed with an acute exacerbation of asthma. Asthma is an airway disorder that causes narrowing of the bronchi and excess mucus production due to an inflammatory response to a stimulus (Peate and Dutton 2012; Peate et al. 2012; McCarthy 2013). Possible stimuli include allergens, air pollutants, viral infections, exercise and emotional stress (Holgate and…

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  • Chaparral Congestion Essay

    Chaparral - Chaparral is popularly known in tincture extraction, but its tea is also used to treat respiratory problems by clearing the airways of mucus though expectoration. Cahaparral contains potent antioxidants that promotes healthy lungs and fight allergy reactions. Elecampane - Elecampane has been used by our ancestors for various lung ailments. It has been utilized as one of the ingredients of lozenges and cough drops because of its relaxing and calming effect on the tracheal mucles.…

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  • Gaseous Exchange Research Paper

    Gaseous exchange Breathing is the body’s way of exchanging oxygen for carbon dioxide. The lungs get oxygen through alveoli. The air is transported though the trachea and diverted though the bronchi into a lung, the bronchi extends into smaller tubes called bronchioles witch at the end of them are little air sacks (the alveoli). Oxygen is needed to get into the blood stream to allow oxygen to be supplied throughout the body in order for it to function normally. It does this by gaseous exchange.…

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  • Health Benefits Of Asthma

    passage of air. “Starving for air”. This client would receive great relief from removal of dairy products from the diet as asthma attacks lessen after thirty days of no dairy. This client manages hydration levels of water, as dehydration is a big contributor to the onset of an asthma attack as well. TREATMENT The treatment principles for this client are: • Repair and strengthening lung membranes (Lobelia) • Increase vitality in the immune system, fighting the harmful organisms that interfere…

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  • Characteristics Of Nanoparticles

    airway epithelia remodeling, and eosinophil infiltration. In an asthmatic, inhaled allergens interact with Th2 cells and IgE bound to the surface of mast cells, which are interspersed among the bronchial epithelial cells. Activated Th2 and mast cells release chemical mediators of type I hypersensitivity reactions, cytokines, and chemotactic factors, and smooth muscle contraction, mucous secretion, and increased vascular permeability and edema ensue. Release of inflammatory mediators from…

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  • Asthma Informative Speech

    I am writing today about a noncommunicable disease that affects 26 million Americans. The mortality rate of this disease is approximately 4,000 per year and causes almost 14 million visits to the Doctors office and 1.75 million emergency room visits. This disease is called asthma, also known to many as reactive airway disease. The reason I chose this particular illness is because of the impact it has had on my brother’s life since he was diagnosed at the age of 3. Asthma is a chronic…

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