The respiratory tracts are for the purpose of providing our bodies with oxygen for the nutrients and the production of energy that our cells need. It also is responsible for the removal of the carbon dioxide our cells excrete during this process.
Upper Respiratory Tract
Lower Respiratory Tract
In the upper respiratory tract as air is breathed in and passes through the nasal cavity it is filtered, warmed, and moistened. This air passes through the nasopharynx, the oropharynx, and into the larynx through the epiglottis. The larynx, commonly called the voice box, is the passageway for air between the pharynx above and the trachea below. This starts the lower respiratory tract where the actual exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide is made. The trachea, commonly called the windpipe, branches into the right and left bronchi. When entering the lungs the bronchi branch into smaller and smaller passages to form the bronchial tree. It keeps branching to form the bronchioles which lead to alveolar…
What is the difference between the upper and lower respiratory tracts?
The upper airways or upper respiratory tract is the parts of the respiratory system lying above the glottis (Vocal cords)
• Nose – External breathing organ.
• Nasal passages, Inside the nose, the sticky mucous membrane lining the nasal cavity traps dust particles, and tiny hairs called cilia help move them to the nose to be sneezed or blown out
• Paranasal Sinuses, - These air-filled spaces alongside the nose help make the…
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When a child becomes ill, a parent will take tactical measures to ensure that their child becomes well sooner rather than later. Therefore, parents must seek the advice and treatment of a physician. Upon seeking advice from a physician, parents will not display ignorance, but rather a measurement of knowledge in order to maintain their competence as a parent (Heritage & Sefi, 1992). Upon children having symptoms…
shows that it does have effects on the body and it is important for healthcare workers to be aware of these effects to ensure the best care for their patients. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the therapeutic effects, indications, contraindications, side effects, cost, and availability of both echinacea and flaxseed.
Echinacea is a North American herbaceous flowering plant that belongs to the genus of the daisy family. It was first used by Native Americans. It comes in liquid,…
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The illness can range from mild to severe, and can infect people of all ages, races, genders, and sizes. Generally, the illness is not life threatening in most people, but certain groups are at higher risk of requiring hospitalization or even dying from influenza. These at-risk groups of people include young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. The CDC estimated that there were “25…
The difference in the upper respiratory and lower respiratory tract is their location . The organs of the upper respiratory tract are located outside the chest cavity, whereas the lower respiratory tract are located inside the chest cavity.
Upper respiratory tract infection, are conditions that affects the nose, sinus, pharynx or larynx. Conditions commonly are
• otitis media,
• common cold.
These conditions are basically…
Lower tract acute respiration infections (LT-ARI) has been estimated to cause 75% of all acute illnesses and are said to affect infants and young children worldwide. New respiratory viruses such as: human metapneumovirus (hMPV), new subtypes of human coronaviruses (hCoV), and bocavirus (hBoV), have been linked to LT-ARI. A common factor that affect LT-ARI studied in this experiment is age, although the prevalence is truly unknown. A study was conducted to aim an estimate prevalence of viral…
for your body mass adds to the issue that is already created from the excessive amounts of training. The worst case of Overtraining Syndrome is overtraining in “power” sports. Such as weight lifting, judo, and other sports that require lots of muscle building. Overtraining more times than not leads to the end of the athletes career or life time issues. The syndrome has been on the hot list of scientist because of signs that overtraining is leading to upper respiratory tract infections in…
How Provision of Oral Health Care Affects the Risk of Respiratory Infections in Institutionalized Elderly Persons Requiring Full-time Care
Due to aging, many elderly adults suffer a deterioration in physical capacity and mental acuity, rendering them unable to care for themselves in general and their oral health in particular. Researches show that respiratory pathogens reside in dental plaque (Russell, Boylan, Kaslick, Scannapieco, & Katz, 1999; Scannapieco, Stewart, & Mylotte,…
infection which has been associated with an increased risk of hospital admission and mortality for several decades (Greenwood, 2008). It is important to prioritize pneumonia as the primary health care concern because pneumonia is the most common form of infection in individuals diagnosed with cancer and is correlated with elevated mortality rates (Oie et al, 2013). Pneumonia was chosen as the priority pathophysiology because it further deteriorates the individual’s immune system through the…