SOC 313 WEEK 4 ASSIGNMENT ( Case Study Analysis )

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Case Study of COPDSOC 313Heavy smoking of cigarettes or unlimited exposure to smoke and stuffy conditions for several durations causes severe effects to the lungs. The accumulation of the smoke particles in the lungs might block the respiratory system problems that cause a condition called COPD. This chronic condition makes breathing complicated to the victims or the patients. The forms of COPD can involve either lasting coughing with mucus or damage of the lungs over a given period. Exposure to air pollution and stuffy places like bars and bus stations, especially by the older people, for long hours or years can increase the prevalence of the disease in the body. Although the disease can be diagnosed and preventable by qualified doctors, the causes, prognosis, consequential requirements and social life of the victims might be at risks if not avoided at initial stages. Exposure to harmful fumesMr. L, a bartender, suffers from the condition because he has been exposed to this situation for 40 years. Firstly, despite Mr. L being a heavy smoker, he also works in a bar where patrons smoke at all the times exposing his health to even greater healthy risks. At age 55, the lungs cannot fight the chronic damage caused through engulfing of the respiratory organs. This is further influenced by the air pollution created at the bus terminal by the city buses that he commutes in on a daily basis. The difficulty experienced when he walked past the three blocks is beca

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