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  • Asthma

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    As far as asthma goes, triggers for asthma are: allergies, family history (because there is a genetic influence) dust mites, pet dander, dust, cockroaches, pollen, mold, anything like that, pollutions and factory immetions can trigger some allergies. And often your patient will give you a history of GERD and exema (especially when they were a kid). In asthma we have reversible narrowing of the bronchioles. When they narrow they swell, so it gets hyper responsive, the airway tends to remodel

  • Asthma And Its Effects On Asthma

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    who has been diagnosed with asthma. She has been having trouble controlling her asthma. Here is information on how she can understand asthma and control it and also help prevent asthma flare ups. Asthma is a chronic long term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. Coughing usually occurs at night or early morning, can occur during the day if allergies flares your asthma. The airways are tubes that carry

  • Asthma

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    1. Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma. The pathophysiology of Asthma includes inflammation of the airway. The way in which this works is from an irritant which can include dust, pollen, cedar, or cat hair. When a reaction occurs, the airways become inflamed and narrow. The narrowing occurs because once the inflammatory response is triggered by an irritant, histamines, immunoglobulin E antibodies, and leukotrienes are released. Because of this, mucous production occurs. Since the bronchioles are

  • Asthma

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    Asthma Describe the Disease: ​ Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that affects the airways and causes them to become very swollen and sensitive to the air that you breathe. With this disease you can get what is called an asthma attack, this is where your airways become narrower, making it difficult to breathe. You may notice that someone is having an asthma attack if the person begins wheezing, getting a tight chest/ chest pains, breathing problems, and coughing. There are different types

  • Asthma Stepwise Management Of Asthma

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    Asthma Stepwise Management Asthma is a life-threatening inflammatory ailment of the upper airways that distresses approximately eight to ten percent of the populace, about seven million of the populace distressed with asthma are essentially the children (Arcangelo & Peterson, 2013). Arcangelo and Peterson demarcate asthma as a chronic inflammatory ailment of the airways branded by airways blockage, inflammation, and hyper-responsiveness. The American Academy of Allergy and Immunology {AAAAI},

  • Pathophysiology Of Chronic Asthma And Acute Asthma

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    diseases of the respiratory system include; pneumonia, 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

  • Effects Of Asthma On Children 's Asthma

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    to other children in physical appearance, academics, athletics, and social interactions (Ball et al., 2015, p.208). The effects of asthma can play a direct role on how the child develops in these areas. Factors that affect asthma are being exposed to triggers and the medication management. The child is dependent on parents’ for initial management education of asthma treatment (Silva-Mendez & Barros, 2013, p.1002). The parents’ beliefs about the adherence of medications have shown to have an influence

  • Asthma Outline

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    Chronic Disease: Asthma Outline Kyle S. Leister SCI-162 08/12/2012 Dr. John Wallman Chronic Disease: Asthma Outline I. Introduction: Looking at Asthma and breaking it down to fully understand the chronic disease. II. Description of Asthma: A. Meaning of Asthma 1. Asthma as a word means, “To breathe hard.” Just as the definition of the word, people with asthma have a hard time breathing, tightness in the chest and wheezing can occur. It is also a chronic disease of the respiratory

  • Pathogenesis Of Asthma

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    Asthma is a chronic disorder of the airways that is characterized by reversible airway obstruction, cellular infiltration, and airway inflammation. The response involves the interplay of genetic and environmental factors, as well as the activation of cells in the innate and adaptive immune systems.1 (Hall, S.C et al. 2016) The role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of asthma has been the focus of several researches over the last 2 decades. Results from these studies have identified a link between

  • Asthma Analysis

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    Asthma is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by acute episodic exacerbations against a background of chronic persistent inflammation associated with structural changes that may produce persistent symptoms and impaired pulmonary function (Martinez, 2011). Asthma severity and asthma control are different terms but related pathogenesis. Asthma severity describes the underlying disease process in absence of concurrent treatment to determine the initial step of therapy. Asthma control describes the

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