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  • Asthma Essay

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute asthma is a chronic or long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. (___) This repertory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi tubes of the lungs making it difficult to breathe. This condition usually is cause by an allergic reaction or irritation. When one of these trigger is inhaled it causes the airway to spasm resulting in the passage constricting. The airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell causing extra mucus production. Mucus, is a thick, slimy substance that is secreted by the mucous membrane and glands. When the pathway is constricted and extra mucus is produced it is hard for air to travail through the airway passage making it difficult to breathe. Not being able to breathe can kill the animal unexpectedly fast. According to Medical News Today (MNT) “the term asthma comes from the Greek verb aazein, meaning to pant, to exhale with the open mouth, sharp breath.” (__) Asthma has many different names depending on a variety of triggers and the species. In the medical field asthma is typically used when describing the disease in human. The term allergic bronchitis is used…

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  • The Importance Of Asthma

    prevalence of asthma has been increasing in the previous years and is expected to further increase through the next two decades with the major risk factor being the increase in urbanization and adoption of the western lifestyle. It has been estimated that 300 million people have asthma worldwide and it is the cause of death for 1 in 250 deaths. (5) In Sudan the prevalence of asthma symptoms in children using ISAAC questionnaires were found to be 12.5% (6, 7), while in adults using modified ISAAC…

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  • The Symptoms Of Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the bronchial mucosa that causes bronchial hyper responsiveness, constriction of the airways, and variable airflow obstruction that is reversible. Asthma occurs at all ages, with approximately half of all cases developing during childhood and another third before age 40 (McCance & Huether, 2014). The most common symptom of asthma is wheezing. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, chronic coughing, chest tightness, and trouble sleeping at…

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  • The Symptoms Of Asthma

    Asthma is one of the leading causes of absences from work and school. About 26 million Americans experience the symptoms of asthma. In the last ten years, the population of asthmatic people increased by 15%. Records show that young boys are twice as likely to have asthma than a girl. There has not been a scientific reason behind why that is true. Asthma is a chronic disease involving the bronchial tubes in the lungs. When having an asthma attack, the airways in the lungs are inflamed and become…

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  • Case Study: Asthma

    CASE STUDY Asthma is a typical disease that causes inflammation in the airways. It creates difficulty in breathing. According to the asthma foundation, individuals with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which reply back to triggers that causes asthma. This creates in difficulty for them to breath in air. In this essay, I will be talking about the asthma and the conditions around it and throughout this essay I will be discussing the case of a patient named Mr James Saunders, who is…

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  • The Symptoms Of Asthma

    Asthma, sometimes called bronchial asthma, is a disorder that characterized by twitchy airways also known as hyperreactivity and inflammation in the lungs (Marks, Pearce, Strachan, & Asher, n.d.). The airways that carry air to and from the lungs become narrow and swell and produce extra mucus ("Asthma Facts and Figures | AAFA.org," n.d.). Due to the swelling and inflammation, the airways become hypersensitive because of poor air quality, allergens, and strenuous activities, which trigger…

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  • Asthma Essay

    Asthma affects the respiratory system where there is limited airflow into the lungs. Which certain substances trigger an asthma attack, resulting the airways to respond by tightening the muscles(the bronchioles). The process is called bronchoconstriction. An asthma attack is quite frightening. One may cough and have difficulty of breathing or feel a shortness of breath. They may breathe out and a wheezing or whistling sound may be heard. With the attack, it may result in people feeling fatigued…

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  • Chronic Asthma Case Study

    Asthma Asthma has been reported to impact "over 300 million people globally" (Nuff, 2016, p. 68). There are "34 million people diagnosed in the United States" (Huether & McCance, 2012, p. 689). Additionally, over "30% of people with severe asthma are misdiagnosed" (Nuff, 2016, p. 68). Therefore, it is essential to understand how to recognize and differentiate between the pathogenic alterations of acute and chronic asthma to appropriately treat and prevent the progression of this condition.…

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  • Self-Management Plan With Asthma

    assignment will discuss about a 49 year old, woman who was diagnosed with Asthma. A real-life experience as a main source of information discovers the discomforts and expectations of the Long Term Conditions (LTC). Looking at her self-management plan and the self-management support she received to manage her health and improve her quality of life. The importance of health education and services are provided to manage the complications and maintain a good quality life. For this assignment, I had…

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  • Asthma Case Study

    NURS1006 Written Assignment Asthma is a condition of the airways that affects millions of Australians and while the incidence is increasing, management strategies such as the written asthma action plan allow individuals to take control of their condition (Australian Asthma Handbook, 2016). This assignment will look at asthma’s common risk factors, the pathophysiology of the disease, while exploring the recent research in management of acute exacerbations and developing an asthma action plan for…

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