Genetically Induced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Genetically Induced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease is a disease of the lungs that damages the tubes that allow for respiration, thereby resulting in breathing trouble. This disease has a major effect on smokers. The purpose of the study was to focus not only on the effects smoking has on the prevalence of COPD, but also how it can be genetically induced. About 30 percent of people who are diagnosed with COPD have never even smoked. In this paper, the role cigarette smoking plays in the life of a COPD patient and what role genetics plays in the prevalence of the disease will be addressed. Also, the nature-nurture interactions regarding the smoking behavior of an individual will equally be addressed and emotional distress. It is hypothesized in one of the literatures, that the disease only develops in a person that has inherited the susceptible genes for the condition. Clancy and Nobes (2012). The subsequent five literature review will make an effort to prove and support this hypothesis.

In a research article by John Clancy and Christopher Turner (2013), various relationships leading the cause of the disease were addressed, such as the role of smoking in accordance with genetics, and what role the health care plays in the prevention mechanism on how to reduce the mortality rate as a result of the development of COPD. The investigation started of with the nature-nurture interactions, which was explained according to Clancy and…

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