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    Mucus, in a nonaffected individual, is thin and slick and protects the lining of many organs and tissues. Cystic fibrosis causes the body to over produce abnormally sticky and thick mucus, damaging organs and blocking the lungs. It may cause severe breathing issues and create and environment for bacteria to infect the lungs. Cystic fibrosis was discovered in 1938 by Dr. Dorothy Anderson and after more visibility, the disease prompted the creation of the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation in 1955. The disease is genetic, currently cureless, extremly dangerous, and mainly concentrated in white populations. The cause of cystic fibrosis is pointed to the CFTR gene which provides instructions to distribute chloride ions. Chloride ions…

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    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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    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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    Cilia Essay

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    inhaled by one person each day containing environmental stimuli including pathogens and particles such as toxic pollutants and allergens. These must be expelled from the body as it may induce airway inflammation and infection, causing airway diseases. Mucociliary clearance acts as an innate defence against these stimuli, where cilia is a part of this mechanism. Cilia, microscopic organelle extensions, beat orderly to propel mucus with embedded substances out of the respiratory system. When this…

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    Allergic Rhinitis, Pediatric Allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction that affects the mucous membrane inside the nose. It causes sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, and the feeling of mucus going down the back of the throat (postnasal drip). Allergic rhinitis can be mild to severe. CAUSES This condition happens when the body's defense system (immune system) responds to certain harmless substances called allergens as though they were germs. This condition is often triggered by the following…

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    Cystic Fibrosis Case Study

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    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…

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    chromosome 7.1 Cystic fibrosis causes excessive production of thick mucus in the tracheobronchial tree. Airway Surface Liquid Layer (ASL)- The ASL consists of two layers called the sol and gel layers1. These layers cover the airway in the tracheobronchial tree. Bronchial Hygiene Therapy- Therapy that helps to clear mucus and expel it out of the patient so they may breathe easier. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease with no cure that causes excessive production and accumulation of…

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    What Is Nasal Congestion?

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    Nasal congestion is caused by cold, flue or allergy or even due to dry air and air pollution. Suffering will be due to swelling of nasal membrane and too much mucus production inside the nose creating obstacles for draining mucus produced in sinus cavities. Difficulties in breathing easily with a feeling of hitch to draw in air into lungs make one bound to inhale air through mouth. This congestion also causes tremendous headache that increases the suffering. Staying in an air conditioned room…

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    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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    Why My Dog's Wet Nose

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    something out, her nose produces a thin layer of mucus. This sticky mucus covers her nose, and picks up thousands of chemical scent signatures. When she licks her nose, those chemical scents are transferred to the olfactory glands in the roof of her mouth, allowing her to separate and identify them. If you look closely at your dog’s nose, you will see that on each side of her nostrils is a slit. This design enables the dog to inhale through the nostril, and exhale through the…

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