croup, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, and tuberculosis, affected disease location determines the signs and symptoms. Hereditary and environmental factors such as allergens and other irritants can be a contributory factor, especially in children. However, respiratory compromise occur as a result of incomplete airway development among this vulnerable population predisposing them to chronic asthma (Huether & McCance, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to describe the pathophysiology of chronic asthma
Understanding Bronchial Asthma This paper discusses bronchial asthma, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that involves a complex interaction of airflow obstruction, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and an underlying inflammation. The paper begins with background information on the condition, followed by describing its mechanisms and breaking down its major components. It will also discuss the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis and treatment options for asthma. Throughout the paper, key concepts
According to The Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan (2011) website, chronic disease can be defined as any medical condition in which the treatment expectation is one of control, rather than cure. The website further states that up to 70% (1.7 million) of deaths in the United States can be attributed to chronic disease. This statistic is not limited to the United States. The World Health Organization (2014) website states chronic disease accounts for 60% of all deaths
how it feels to have asthma or experience an attack at least. I was diagnosed with asthma when I was approximately ten years old which gave rise to a new fear not knowing when or where I might experience another asthma attack. Because I want to be a nurse anesthetic in the future, I want to learn more about one of the diseases that I have, I also want to learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, and or treatment. To begin with, asthma is defined as a chronic respiratory condition characterized by breathing
COPD which is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is known as a condition that progressively makes it harder to breathe because the airflow into and out of the lungs is reduced. This usually occurs because the airways and air sacs lose their elastic quality, the walls between the air sacs are destroyed, the walls of the airways become swollen, or if the airways are clogged because they made more mucus than usual. Three main conditions of this disease are emphysema, chronic obstructive bronchitis
Question: Discuss the impact of chronic medical conditions on adolescents and identify ways of promoting resilience or positive development. Chronic medical conditions can have significant consequences in various aspects among adolescents. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), chronic conditions are diseases that progress over a slow period of time and remain for a long duration of an individual’s life. Adolescence, as defined by WHO, is the period of life from 10-19 years of age.
Bronchial asthma is a chronic disease involving bronchial hyper-responsiveness of the airways to allergens or irritants (Papa, Pelligrino, & Pelligrino, 2014). The disease can reduce the quality of life and lead to death in severe cases (Kaufmann, 2011). The following sections will examine the thesis that the increasing prevalence of asthma will lead to the consumption of more medical resources for the treatment of the disorder.
as we age our bodies undergo structural changes there are also respiratory conditions that effect our older population. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease represents a group of diseases that affect the respiratory system. These diseases are Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. Older persons who have asthma often develop other complications that will affect other body systems such as the cardiac system because asthma adds additional stress on the cardiac muscles since the heart is working
Asthma and Case Management Shiny Thachettu American Sentinel University Asthma and Case Management Nurses always play a vital role in patient safety and care. In contrast with the past, today the nurses are well-informed, with a focus on coordinating patient care and the use of critical-thinking skills. Being a significant health care professional involved in the patient care, nurses have several responsibilities such as preventing medication errors, ensuring the patients attain accurate treatment
injury to the respiratory mucosa, infections, or allergies or drugs. A cough with generalized wheezing usually indicates the condition. Bronchospasm is a chief characteristic of asthma"2 and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). "Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide and affects approximately 24 million persons in the United States. It is the most common chronic disease in childhood, affecting an estimated 7 million children, and it is a common cause of hospitalization for children