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Asthma - ... Naturalists have used cayenne pepper for many years (Hackman 331). It is an herb that is known to increase blood circulation within the body. It also works as a stimulant and an antiseptic for the body and can help fight off allergic reactions. Diet plays an important role in reducing your chances from having an asthma episode. An interesting study has proven that women should have a greater intake of tomatoes, carrots and leafy vegetables because it will lower the prevalence of an asthma attack....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2406 words
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Asthma - Introduction Asthma is considered as one of the most common chronic and complex respiratory conditions which involve both environmental and genetic factors (1,2). It is such a condition of the airways presents as constriction of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to irritants. The vascular resistance of the pulmonary system will increase as constriction leads to a smaller vascular diameter (3,4). The prevalence of the disease is predicted to rise making it one of the major life-threatening disorders....   [tags: Medical Science]
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asthma - Introduction Most of you may not think of asthma as a killer disease, yet more that 5,000 Americans die of asthma each year. According to the Mayo Clinic web page, asthma also accounts for more that 400,000 hospital discharges annually. As the number of people with asthma increases, the more likely you are to come in contact with a person who has the disease. As far as I can remember, I have had asthma my whole life. My mother and one of my sisters also have asthma, so I have a first hand experience with it....   [tags: essays research papers] 925 words
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Asthma - Asthma is a respiratory disorder marked by breathing difficulty caused by temporary narrowing of the bronchi, the airways branching from the trachea to the lungs. Attacks usually are brought on by allergic reaction to ANTIGENS such as grass and tree pollens, mold spores, fungi, animal dander, and certain foods but may also be caused by chemical irritants in the atmosphere or by infections of the respiratory tract. Susceptibility to an asthma attack is based on hyperactivity of the bronchial muscles, which constrict on exposure to one or another of these agents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Asthma - Asthma / Grant 1 Asthma in a Fitness/School Setting For some, the agony of asthma may be an affliction only during childhood; for others, the illness persists throughout adulthood. The least fortunate are those who fall mortal victims. Asthma can kill. Medical science can offer only temporary relief at best. The deviousness of the disease defies almost all attempts at discovering a cure. Asthma can be mild; it can be devastating. Sometimes the symptoms disappear for many years but surface again with even greater severity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Asthma - Asthma is a condition of the bronchial tubes characterized by episodes of constriction and increased mucous production. A person with asthma has bronchial tubes that are super sensitive to various stimuli, or triggers, that can produce asthma symptom.In other words, asthmatics have special sensitivity that causes their lung tissue to react far more than is should to various stimulating factors or triggers. For this reason, people with asthma are said to have "twitchy airways."Some symptoms that people with asthma commonly experience are chest tightenings, difficulty inhaling and exhaling, wheezing, production of large amounts of mucous in their windpipes and coughing.Coughing can be frequent or intermittent, and can be loose-reflecting extra mucous secretion in the airways or dry and deep-reflecting tight bronchospasms....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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Asthma - Asthma is a disorder of the respiratory system in which the passages that enable air to pass into and out of the lungs periodically narrow, causing coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This narrowing is typically temporary and reversible, but in severe attacks, asthma may result in death. Asthma most commonly refers to bronchial asthma, an inflammation of the airways, but the term is also used to refer to cardiac asthma, which develops when fluid builds up in the lungs as a complication of heart failure....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Asthma - Asthma Breathing is a vital process for every human. Normal breathing is practically effortless for most people, but those with asthma face a great challenge. During an asthma attack, breathing is hampered, making it difficult or even impossible for air to flow through the lungs. Asthma is an increasingly common problem, and has become the most common chronic childhood disease. At least 17 million Americans suffer from it(1), and although it can be fatal, it is usually not that severe(4)....   [tags: Science Scientific Research Essays]
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Asthma - In a report released on Wednesday, scientists have found out that dust mites from your house et may cause asthma in children who do not yet have the disease. About 17.3 million Americans have asthma, a respiratory disease that causes suffering, horrible coughing, and wheezing and also leaves them gasping for air. Since 1980, the number of people who have asthma has risen over 75%. This was in the report released by the Institute of Medicine that studied just how big a role the air in peoples’ homes can play in the disease....   [tags: essays research papers] 434 words
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Asthma - Asthma is a chronic illness that affects many people. Asthma affects approximately 155 million people around the world. The pharmaceutical industry approximates $5.5 billion in sales for asthma medication per year for a condition that is incurable. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways. The narrowing of airways occurs due to inflammation and excessive mucous secretion. The constriction of the airway gives rise to common asthmatic symptoms of wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath....   [tags: essays research papers] 410 words
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Pediatric Asthma - Relevance of the Practice of Respiratory Therapy: I have long been aware of the illness called asthma. It’s usually the children who contacted asthma and therefore it’s called pediatric asthma. I have seen a few patients suffering from asthma attack. It’s only pathetic if the patient doesn’t have any surrounding him that can give him first aid or provide him with the necessary procedures that will give him a sigh of relief. I feel delighted on the contrary if I see anyone who’s acting in a capacity of a respiratory therapist that is able to help the patient rescue from farther danger....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Asthma in School - ... I will be to watch for students that was weary of going outside to play at recess time, this may be due to fear of having an asthma attack. Flowers and plant dander are all around outside and it could result in the student being fearful of plants and flowers. If this is the case I can either watch out for the students and make sure that medicine is on hand if needed, or find another activity for them to do during recess time. Keeping a clean room and clean play area would be a must for students dust triggers their asthma attacks....   [tags: Health, Education]
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Asthma Pathophysiology - Asthma Pathophysiology Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children and is responsible for nearly 10% of the Emergency Room visits for children <15 year of age. It occurs in as many as 10%-12% of children in the United States and is gradually growing. Asthma can begin at any age , but most children have their first symptoms by age five. Because Camp Wapiti is for children ages 8-13 exclusively, this report will focus primarily on childhood asthma. Asthma itself is an inflammatory disease characterized by increased airway responsiveness due to a variety of stimulus....   [tags: Health]
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General Asthma - Asthma is a long-term, otherwise known as a chronic disease, which occurs in the respiratory system. The disease causes inflammation, spasms, or tightening in the bronchial tubes, which are the passage way to the lungs, that also carry air directly to the lungs. The inflammation caused by asthma educes difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma cannot be cured, and the true cause of asthma is unknown. Most of the population that is diagnosed with asthma finds some way to be able to control the asthmatic symptoms with treatment....   [tags: Health] 791 words
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Explaining Asthma - Explaining Asthma Asthma is a disease of the lungs and of the air tubes leading to them. Asthma causes the walls of the bronchioles (the tiny airways in the lungs) to swell and produce mucus so that it becomes difficult to breathe. The bands of muscle around the outside of the bronchioles tighten, further blocking the flow of air. What causes asthma and who is at risk. No one is sure what causes asthma, but the bronchioles of many people who have asthma are more sensitive than usual to certain triggers....   [tags: Papers] 381 words
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The Disease of Asthma - The Disease of Asthma Missing Works Cited Asthma is a lung disease that affects approximately ten million people in the United States. (Cramer 2) In people with asthma, the airways of the lungs are hypersensitive to irritants such as cigarette smoke or allergens. When these irritants are inhaled, the airways react by constricting, or narrowing. Some people with asthma have only mild, intermittent symptoms that can be controlled without drugs. In others, the symptoms are chronic, severe, and sometime life threatening....   [tags: Papers] 1372 words
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Living with Asthma - Living with Asthma missing works cited The weather in Boston is just beginning to feel cooler as Maeve Vaillancourt, a Northeastern University sophomore rushes to her first class of the day. Although she is already behind schedule, she huddles in a corner to take a dose of her Abuterol inhaler, then finishes her ten-minute walk and slips into class late. “I hate taking my inhaler in public, because it is embarrassing, but after quick walks like that, I need to or else I feel as if I can’t breathe,” said Vaillancourt....   [tags: Medical Medicine Respiratory Essays] 1708 words
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Pshycology of Asthma - In September of 1991, I had a severe asthma attack. The first couple of sentences I heard when I woke from passing out earlier were, “Zachary, what have you been doing. You gotta cut out playing basketball and those other sports so hard buddy,” a nurse said. I was only eight when a nurse told me this. For a week I laid in the hospital thinking down on myself. I was moving closer and closer to believing that I couldn’t be an effective athlete. My father always told me that I could do all things as long as I put my head and heart into it....   [tags: essays research papers] 4222 words
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Exploring Asthma - Exploring Asthma Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways in which many cells and cellular elements play a role, in particular, mast cells, eosinophils, T lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils and epithelial cells. In susceptible individuals this inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, particularly at night or in the early morning. These episodes are usually associated with widespread but variable airflow obstruction that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment....   [tags: Papers] 1840 words
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A Cure for Asthma - A Cure for Asthma While the reality of a cure for asthma is a long ways off, the idea keeps many asthmatics hopeful and healthy. A cure is far down the road, but possible and very real. Asthmatics should realize both of these statements are true and keep their feet planted firmly on the ground while dreaming of the possibilities. The media plays a large role in how people view the possibility of a cure. Sometimes, news articles portray the positive side of a cure, showing how new developments and advancements are bringing us closer and closer to a cure....   [tags: Health Research Term Papers] 765 words
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Case Management: Living with Asthma - ... Methodology Two databases were searched for articles on the value of asthma education and nursing interventions. The CINAHL database comprises of nursing and allied health articles. MEDLINE was also used for medical articles. Published articles on asthma, nursing interventions, asthma education studies, self-management education, teaching and learning methods that were shown to be useful in asthma education, were pursued by searching databases between November 2006 and November 2011. Key words used included nursing, asthma, asthma education, nursing interventions, and teaching....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing Interventions] 2047 words
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Asthma During Pregnancy: - Asthma in pregnancy is a common problem. Women, who never had asthmatic tendencies, may also experience them for the first time. Although, there are several treatments and handy home remedies to cure it, one must take the basic precautions to prevent asthma during pregnancy. Asthma may be a common problem to many women. In most cases, they do not know how to deal with asthma during pregnancy. Although there is no doubt that severe asthma attack can be harmful for your pregnancy, it can however be resolved with proper treatment....   [tags: Health Care ] 923 words
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Determining the Underlying Causes of Asthma - ... These changes to their DNA are understood to happen because of the type of chemical exposures that they are exposed to during their lifetime (Subbarao, Mandhane, and Sears 186). All in all the end factor of Epigenetic modifications is that it modifies a child’s genome which may cause or prolong asthma (Subbarao, Mandhane, and Sears 186). Thus, according to recent studies epigenetic could be one of the main reasons for asthma. Defects in gene silencing which are caused by exposure to nonspecific environmental factors during early childhood could result in a permanent altered genetic state that will be present throughout a person’s life (Fry 142)....   [tags: Health ]
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Examining the Physiology of Asthma - Asthma is considered as one of the most common chronic and complex respiratory conditions which involve both environmental and genetic factors (2). It is such a condition of the airways presents as constriction of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to irritants. The vascular resistance of the pulmonary system will increase as constriction leads to a smaller vascular diameter. Normal healthy individuals exhale 75-80% of their vital capacity. In cases of people with obstructive lung diseases, this figure is reduced proportionally to the state of airway pathology (1)....   [tags: nursing, health, medical]
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Childhood Asthma: Developing New Therapies - Asthma is the leading cause of hospital admissions during childhood. Kumar and Robbins give an accurate definition of asthma as “a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and cough, particularly at night and/or early in the morning” (489). Asthma is a terrifying disease, especially in children, because of the sudden attacks that could claim lives if not treated immediately and effectively. Despite recent advancements in available drugs and overall therapy, the incidence of childhood asthma is rising (Dolovich 373)....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Can Childhood Asthma be Outgrown? - Can Childhood Asthma be Outgrown. Today asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, with the number of children with asthma increasing every year. In 1995, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that 5.5 million children in the United States had asthma. Now an estimated 6.1 million children under 18 in the United States currently suffer from asthma, according to the American Lung Association. However, some asthma sufferers manage to “out-grow” their childhood asthma. “By the time high school was over I found that I wouldn’t need to use my inhaler anymore and I haven’t used my inhaler in about three years,” said Jen Nelson, sophomore journalism major at Northeastern University....   [tags: Health Respiratory Essays] 1761 words
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Characteristics and Treatments for Asthma - Characteristics and Treatments for Asthma Asthma is very common, but it isn’t well understood. Current treatments for the disease are getting to be more effective. In the future, hopefully advances in medical research will lead to even better treatments then the ones we currently have. We use our lungs to breathe they work by taking oxygen from the air we breathe in and then disposing it as carbon dioxide; Carbon Dioxide is a deadly waste product made by the cells of the body. Once this exchange has taken place, Carbon dioxide is removed from the body by breathing it out, or exhaling....   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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Exercise Induced Asthma - Exercise Induced Asthma "Asthma is a pulmonary disease with the following characteristics: 1) airway obstruction that is reversible in most patients either spontaneously or with treatment; 2) airway inflammation; and 3) increased airway responsiveness to a variety of stimuli" (Enright, 1996, p. 375). There presently exist many varieties of asthma that differ in the severity, means of induction, and methods of treatment. One type is exercise-induced asthma. "Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is a temporary increase in airway resistance and acute narrowing of the airway that occurs after several minutes of strenuous exercise, usually after the exercise had ceased" (Spector, 1993, p....   [tags: Papers] 1859 words
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Albuterol vs. Levalbuterol: The Preferred Treatment for Asthma - ... Studies have looked at how the drugs work in regards to bronchodilation, how long they last in the system, the effects on hospitalization, as well as the cost of treatment with each drug. Previously, it was believed that (S) albuterol was physiologically inert. It has now been shown to promote the contraction of the airway smooth muscle, the opposite of the desired effect of racemic albuterol. In a study in guinea pigs, (S) albuterol was shown to increase airway hyper-responsiveness, an issue that asthma patients already battle....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Personal Narrative: Overcoming My Asthma and Completing a Marathon - Overcoming my Asthma and Completing a Marathon It all started when I was first born, “ Mr. And Mrs. Sadler I’m sorry to inform you but your son has asthma.” After that my life was going to become a roller coaster of medication, emergency room visits, and life long lessons along the way. There are many life long messages that I could explain to people, doing the right thing comes with consciences, being nice doesn’t always get you first but you feel better about yourself, and probably coming to the most important one in my thought would be, Never let someone tell you that you can’t do something because if you put your mind to something than you can accomplish anything....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 2240 words
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Relationships between Asthma and Air Pollution - Relationships between Asthma and Air Pollution Professor’s comment: This student’s research paper synthesizes the results of a well-selected group of articles that explore relationships between asthma and air pollution. That laboratory science is at base a social enterprise is nicely exemplified by the focus of the studies she reviews. In drawing from the articles she reviews and in organizing her paper, the student maintains a good balance between discussing air-borne pollutants themselves and their physical effects, between analysis and implication....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Salmeterol : The Optimization of an Asthmatic Drug - Salmeterol: The Optimization of an Asthmatic Drug Abstract: Asthma can be found in so many people all across world. Asthma is not biased; sex, race, or country does not matter. Asthma affects a large percent of the global population. Becoming aware of this is the first step. Now, using a drug in use, salmeterol, I want to optimize this drug to make it better by giving it different analogs, which will give it different properties. Using the latest technology in the Chemistry Lab, Gaussview and Gaussian 03W aided me in creating models for these analogs and optimizing them....   [tags: Medical Biology Asthma Medicine]
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Alternaria - A. Specific Aims Clinically, allergic asthma is characterized by airway inflammation, airway obstruction and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Exposure to allergens is a critical step to the development of allergic asthma. One feature differentiating asthma-associated allergens (asthmagens), especially house dust mite and fungal allergens, from more benign allergens, such as grass pollen, is associated protease activity. Protease activity provides mechanisms for increased biological activity of allergens including disrupting epithelial cell adhesion, increasing epithelium permeability, directly activating cell receptors, and cleaving or degrading surface receptors....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Describe The Main Limitations Suffered By Those With Chronic - One of the major public health problems facing Australia today is Asthma. It is disturbing that there has been an apparent increase in its prevalence and severity, and increased rates of hospital admissions. (E.J.Comino, 1996) For the diagnosed patient, the degree to which he or she suffers is related to severity of the condition, compliance with recommendations by medical experts, the immediate environment and the effectiveness of education programs. Like other major health problems, asthma has varying degrees of symptoms....   [tags: essays research papers] 2871 words
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The Invisible Epidemic - The Invisible Epidemic The rise of asthma in urban communities is beginning to reach epic proportions. It is a disease that is not limited to the United States, but is endemic to all developed nations and is especially prevalent in urban communities. The drastic rise in asthma and related pulmonary illnesses is surprising because benchmark studies have resulted in an as yet unknown understanding of the disease. All scientists agree, however, that this is a pathology whose etiology can be traced as an overt effect of a modern Western culture....   [tags: Papers] 960 words
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Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles - Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles Children do not have a choice whether or not an adult smokes while driving a vehicle. According to Chest magazine, 4.8 million American children have been diagnosed with asthma. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta report that in 1993, 159,000 children under the age of fifteen were hospitalized for acute asthma, and 5,300 people died. The American Lung Association states that the annual health care cost for asthma is 12.6 billion dollars. "The value of reduced productivity due to loss of school days represented the largest single indirect cost related to asthma, approaching $1 billion." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease states that, "More than 10 million school days are missed annually due to asthma." "Annually in America, there are approximately 10.4 million physician office visits for the treatment of asthma....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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Drugs and Bronchospasms - ... Evidence shows that the bronchoconstriction is caused by the corticosteroid alone and not the constituents or the succinate. Several anti- infective agents like sulfonamides, incidence 27%, have been shown to induce bronchospasms also. 5, 6 Paradoxical bronchospasm caused by the excipients in drug preparations, especially bronchodilators, occurs in up to 9% of asthmatic patients. It is related to benzalkonium chloride, EDTA, sulfites, oleic acids, chlorofluorocarbons, and soy lecithin. Sulfite induced bronchospasms can be caused by "IgE- mediated and anaphylactic reactions in patients with positive sulfite skin tests and sulfite possibly being converted to sulfur dioxide which may cause bronchoconstriction."5 Drug induced bronchospasms are caused by a lot of drugs....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Smoking and Its Effects - Smoking and Its Effects Most people know that smoking is bad for your lungs and causes cancer. But few are aware of the effects of smoking on their heart. When you smoke, toxic chemicals from tobacco enter your blood stream. These chemicals send signals to your heart to beat harder and faster, causing blood vessels to constrict and forcing blood to travel through a smaller space. Both of the effects cause high blood pressure. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that the benefits of quitting smoking are enormous, particularly lowering the risk of heart disease by almost 50%....   [tags: Papers] 706 words
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Molds - ... Scientists also found that the largest area of mold infestation was found in the basement. (Kercsmar et al, 2006) This proves that mold spores are a major factor in inducing asthma. Human exposure is closely linked to a high mold spore counts in homes that are 75 years old and older, in poor conditions, or are in prominent water damages (Flappan et al, 1999). Humans can also be in contact with spores in newer homes, if they have a leaky roof or mold infestation in the ventilation systems. A leaking roof causes water damage to a certain area in a home....   [tags: Biology, Spores] 1574 words
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Do Inhaled Corticosteroids have a Long- Term Effect on Growth and Bone Density in Children ? - Research Synthesis Paper According to American Academy of Pediatrics, “It is estimated that approximately 15 million people in the United States suffer from Asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children” ( Schlienger 2004). Although inhaled steroids have been established as the preventive treatment of choice, few studies have been conducted to assess the risks of inhaled steroid therapy. Inhaled corticosteroids are absorbed into the systemic circulation, but the extent to which they have adverse effects on bone density and growth is uncertain....   [tags: essays research papers] 2525 words
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steroids - Q. I have patients previously diagnosed as Asthma who are now classified as COPD. Should I keep them on inhaled steroids. A. If you have a strong suspicion that your patient has COPD rather than asthma (smoking history, progressive shortness of breath), then you should slowly reduce the dose of inhaled steroids (over several months - e.g. 25% reduction every 2-3 months). In most patients with COPD you will be able to withdraw the inhaled steroid completely, without any increase in symptoms or change in lung function....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Physiological Effects of Ventolin - Physiological Effects of Ventolin Ventolin is a brand name of the drug albuterol sulfate HFA, and its generic name is adrenergic bronchodilator. It is mostly taken as an inhalator, but can also be taken as tablets or syrup. It treats the symptoms of bronchospasms. Bronchospasm is an abnormal contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi, narrowing and obstructing the respiratory airway, resulting in coughs, wheezing or difficulty in breathing. The chief cause of this condition is asthma, although it may also be caused by respiratory infection, chronic lung disease or an allergic reaction to chemicals....   [tags: essays research papers] 573 words
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - ... When a person is affected with emphysema, the tiny little air sacs that are supposed to have that perfect elasticity that bounces right back when they get stretched out then loses that elasticity a little bit at a time, over a long period of time. When this happens, those air sacs in the lungs then become stretched out and they do not push the air through the lungs as they should causing less and less air to pass in and out of the lungs. This then causes a shortness of breath. Once this damage and loss of elasticity in the air sacs becomes severe enough, each breath that the affected person takes can become more and more of a struggle....   [tags: Case Study]
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Urban Sprawl and the Automobile - Urban Sprawl and the Automobile Urban sprawl is a widespread concern that impacts land use, transportation, social and economic development, and most importantly our health. Poorly planned development is threatening our health, our environment and our quality of life. Sprawl is blamed for many things such as asthma and global warming, flooding and erosion, extinction of wildlife, and most importantly the public health such as social isolation and obesity due to people driving everywhere. Building offices, homes, shops, schools and other buildings influences the building of roads, transit and other transportation modes....   [tags: Driving Health Transportation Papers]
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The Handicapped Poor in America - Disabled Poor in America In The Working Poor, David Shipler relates the plight of the invisible poor in America, sharing the stories of laborers across the nation who work but cannot get a firm grip on the slippery surface of the American dream. Shipler also touches on, but does not fully explore, the even thornier path of the disabled, impoverished individual in America. Although a relatively large segment of the population (10-20 percent of the United States population is disabled), the disabled poor encounter setbacks in their struggle to succeed in a world where one’s worth is often judged by one’s economic and educational attainment....   [tags: Disabled Poverty]
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Guided Imagery - I chose to take a closer look at some studies of guided imagery and its effect on children. I chose this topic because I am curious to know more about this therapeutic modality, as I do not have extensive experience with it. I chose children as my population because I have experience counseling kids of all ages in a school setting and would like to learn more about how guided imagery may be an effective resource in working with them. A 1998 12-week study published in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development looked at how the use of guided affective and cognitive imagery affected self-esteem among Hawaiian children....   [tags: Psychology]
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Smoking Ban in America - ... Parents in America are split on letting the government intervene in their parenting. Some parents, who are non-smokers, believe that regulating the health of children is a necessity even if that means laws regulating their private lives. On the other side of the debate, the other parents who are smokers believe that if the government was to ban smoking in their own cars and homes will be stepping over a boundary. Seventy-three percent of parents who are smokers say that they smoke around their children....   [tags: Health, informative, expository]
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Public Smoking - ... The stress isn't good for children. 1 pack of cigarettes in Indiana costs $4.82 (Boonn 1). That's a fair amount of money nowadays, especially with gas prices going through the roof. By not smoking for one week, a smoker who smokes a pack a day would save about $33.74. That's how much it costs to fill a tank of gas. That tank of gas could save a life by driving someone to the hospital for a heart attack. Besides the famous and rich people, who has money to waste on cigarettes. Medical care from smoking costs more than $50 billion annually and indirect costs exceed $50 billion (“Cigarette Smoking” 2)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1872 words
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Health Risk Associated With Childhood Obesity - ... If gastroesophageal reflux is untreated, it could lead to cancer of the esophagus. Another disorder found in the gestational track is known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This disease is brought on because fat accumulates in the liver. It is a non-serious condition, referred to as fatty liver. Fat itself will not damage the liver, but can lead to a more serious condition called non-alcoholic steatohepatits. Non-alcoholic steatohepatits is brought on when the fatty cells in the liver become inflamed, this can produce different degrees of scarring or even cirrhosis....   [tags: Health ]
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Isolation in Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis - ... Getting a job was the last thing Mr. Samsa ever wanted to do. He was entirely content staying at home. “In the course of the first day his father explained the family’s financial situation and prospects to both the mother and the sister” (Kafka 25). Complaining about their financial status supports his vinegary attitude towards the work force. Mr. Samsa’s stubborn attitude about work extols his real feelings about society. By rejecting work, which represents society, he defines self isolation....   [tags: The Metamorphosis] 876 words
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Overcoming Obstacles - Overcoming Obstacles Throughout a persons life, they are faced with different obstacles, and different challenges of all different types. My life in particular has been full of up and downs related especially towards my soccer career. In the novel The Pact, three boys, George, Rameck, and Sam are faced with many obstacles throughout their lives, where they must learn to overcome and achieve great success on their own will power. Essentially, I have done the same thing. My soccer career has been one of my most difficult life challenges creating the person I am today....   [tags: Personal Narrative Soccer Athletics Essays] 1962 words
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