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    Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease which is referred to as “GOLD” is recognized as the worldwide leading authority for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of COPD. GOLD gives a specific definition for COPD, which is a disease that is preventable and treatable, along with this comes some significant extrapulmonary effects that may contribute to the severity in specific patients. The pulmonary element is classified by airflow limitation that isn’t fully reversible. The airflow limitation tends to be progressive and linked to an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to gases or noxious particles. GOLD guidelines state that the risk factors for COPD go hand in hand with the particles a person…

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    on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Elizabeth Thoms BIOL 2458, Brijesh Bridge, 10/11/15 Breathing should not be a difficult process, it is something that we do not even have to think about doing, it happens naturally and this should be the way it always is but unfortunately, for some people, this is not the case. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD is a disease of the lungs where air flow is reduced in the airways making it very difficult to breathe. It is a disease…

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    Lung diseases are very prevalent in the United States. According to a study, COPD is diagnosed in almost 24 million individuals in the US and is among the top 4 reasons of death in the country (Rubin, Dhand, Ruppel, Branson, & Hess, 2011). Other prevalent lung illnesses in the United States are asthma, pneumonia, and ARDS, which all correlate with the concept of gas exchange. In each phase in the continuum of healthcare, nurses will be faced with a patient who is diagnosed with a respiratory…

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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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    “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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    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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    This disease may involve many areas…

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    What Is COPD?

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    COPD is consider a syndrome of airway inflammation, mucociliary dysfunction, and changes to the structure of a persons airway. It is characterized by poorly reversible airflow obstruction and an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs (MacNee, 2006). In many peer research articles, the articles have addressed the diagnosis and assessments of people with COPD, as well as the pharmacological and the non-pharmacological management of stable disease and exacerbations. Chronic obstructive…

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    three concepts are critical for survival, and alteration of any of these can result in death. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involves two conditions: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is characterized by the loss of lung elasticity and destruction of alveoli, which then leads to a decreased surface area for gas exchange to occur (Henry et al., 2016, p. 147). Chronic bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi and bronchioles and is caused by exposure to irritants (Henry…

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    Bronchiectasis Description Bronchiectasis is a lung condition in which there is stretching and enlargement of bronchial tubes (airways) of the lungs. It is permanent abnormal dilatation of one or more bronchi/ bronchiole due to destruction of ciliated epithelium, elastic and muscular tissue. The destructive process may be initiated by primary microbial infection (necrotizing pneumonia, tuberculosis, aspergillosis, etc.) or obstruction (foreign body, tumour, lymph node, etc.) resulting in stasis…

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