MDC COPDs Correlation with Left Ventricular Pressure & Primary Heart Failure Ques

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answer two of the following prompts:

Prompt 1: How many patients are suffering from COPD in the United States? Do COPD sufferers die of respiratory causes or other causes? (Be sure to cite the data.)

Prompt 2: What two separate diseases are the main COPD diseases? Give background on each disease.

Prompt 3: How does COPD correlate with left ventricular pressure and primary heart failure?

Prompt 4: What are the three types of bronchodilators, and how do they function to alleviate the symptoms of COPD? What are other possible treatments for COPD?

Prompt 5: Through which mechanism does bronchiolitis cause destruction of alveoli? Is emphysema genetic? Can environmental factors increase the risk of emphysema? Why or why not?

Prompt 6: Is lung transplantation a solution for emphysema? Can new technology be useful in the treatment of emphysema? Why or why not?

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Prompt 2: What two separate diseases are the main COPD diseases? Give background on each
In healthy normal conditions, the air sacs in the lungs are stretchy and elastic. This allows
for normal inflation and deflation as air goes in and out during breathing. However, if one has
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it becomes difficult to breath because the air
sacs become less elastic from destruction, inflammation or being clogged (MedlinePlus, 2020).
These problems are often caused by the two main diseases that cause COPD; Emphysema and
Chronic Bronchitis.

Emphysema is a condition that involves damage to the walls of the air sacs in the lungs.
With this damage the tiny air sacs rapture and are unable to support the bronchial tubes. This in
turn ...

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