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Life Expectancy Of Cf Patients
1,308 wordsYour child is under weight, has greasy, smelly diarrhea, a chronic cough and seems to always be getting pneumonia. He wheezes when he breathes and has impaired exercise ability. He seems to never being growing to the average size of his peers and his skin is very salty (5). The doctor's first instinct should be to test your child for a disease called cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a disease, which causes the mucus in your body to be thicker in some areas. The most affected areas are the lun...
Years The Causes Of Cystic Fibrosis
1,209 wordsJewel Carline 5-10-99 Cystic Fibrosis Shelby Parker sits in the lotus position in the middle of a hospital bed, her slender arms resting on the pillow in her lap. Cystic fibrosis is catching up with her. At 23 years old Shelby stands at five foot two inches and weighs seventy pounds. She seems impossibly thin, her limbs are so frail it's a wonder she can lift a glass of water. Just a year ago, Shelby was a full time college student, but now she spends day and night connected to an oxygen tank. A...
Thick Mucus In The Lungs
1,007 wordsCystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the body's lungs to generate a different type of mucus than a non-infected body would. The contaminated lungs will produce mucus that is thick and adhesive which clogs the lungs and leads to an unpleasant and abhorrent lung infection. CF also interferes with the pancreas, disallowing the digestive enzymes from breaking down and absorbing food in the intestine. This can result in low nutrition, feeble growth, excessive sweat product...
Second Type Of Pneumonia
347 wordsPneumonia can be a serious threat to your health. Since the early 1960's pneumonia has been second only to lung cancer as a leading cause of death related to respiratory diseases. Pneumonia is an inflammation or infection of the lungs. The lungs' air sacs fill with pus, mucus, and other liquid and can not function properly. Oxygen can not reach the blood. If there is not enough oxygen in the blood, body cells can not work right and might die. Lobar pneumonia affects a section of a lung. Bronchia...
Lungs With Pph
879 wordsPrimary Pulmonary Hypertension INTRODUCTION A. Each year in the US there are about 300 new cases of PPH diagnosed each year. B. My purpose today is to inform you on the disease PPH. This topic concerns you because it is a deadly disease that is on the rise. D. Today I will discuss... 1. What the disease is 2. Causes of PPH 3. Symptoms of PPH 4. Diagnosis 5. Course and Treatment PPH-What is it? Primary (unexplained) pulmonary hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure) is an extremely rare lung...
Black Lung Disease Every Year
493 wordsBlack Lung Disease Every year, almost 1,500 people who have worked in the nation's coalmines die from black lung disease. That's equivalent to the Titanic sinking every year, with no ships coming to the rescue. While that disaster which took place so long ago continues to fascinate the nation, black lung victims die an agonizing death in isolated rural communities, away from the spotlight of publicity. Black lung is the legal term for a man-made, occupational lung disease that is contracted by p...
Lungs Of People With Emphysema
570 wordsEmphysema There is a disease in the world today which is responsible for 2.0 million American deaths. This disease ranks 9th among chronic conditions that contribute to activity limitations. This is Emphysema. Emphysema is a condition where there is an over-inflation of alveoli or air sacs. Over the years it the numbers of deaths have been raising. This is due to the increase number of smokers today. This paper will give an analysis about Emphysema, the causes, symptoms, and treatment. Emphysema...
Emphysema And Chronic Bronchitis
944 wordsEmphysema is a condition in which there is over-inflation of structures in the lungs known as alveoli or air sacs. This over-inflation results from a breakdown of the walls of the alveoli, which causes a decrease in respiratory function (the way the lungs work) and often, breathlessness. Early symptoms of emphysema include shortness of breath and cough. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis together comprise chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Emphysema is a widespread disease of the lungs....
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