3 discussion post and response human health and disease

Discussion 1:

Select a disease that affects one of the organ systems studied this week. (Respiratory System, Lymphatics and the Immune System) Put the name of the disease in the subject line of your post. When choosing a disease, make sure that your selection is unique. Repetitive posts will earn minimal, if any credit. You can always comment on classmates’ post providing additional, in depth insight to fulfill weekly participation requirements.

In your post address following:

1. Name(s) of the disease and the system that is primarily affected by the chosen disease.

2. What category does the chosen disease belong to? (See Module 1)

3. Classify the disease based on its intensity and duration. (acute, chronic, latent).

4. Identify the homeostatic mechanism that has failed.

5. Select two signs (remember that sign is an objective characteristic of the disease) and describe what causes the presence of the selected signs.

6. Select two symptoms (symptom is the patient’s subjective perception of a change in normal body function) and describe what causes the presence of the selected symptoms.

7. What diagnostic tool (choose at least one) would help you in diagnosing this disease and how?

Respond to 1 Student
***Student Post***

“This week I want to look at Chronic Bronchitis diseases. It is irritation of bronchial tubes in the respiratory system and strictly triggered by viral infections, smoking, and environmental factors such as pollution (Cunha, J. P. n.d). Therefore, it can be categorized among infectious diseases. It is an active acute disease which can last for a long period of time (Staff, F. E. 2017). The homeostatic process responsible for maintaining optimum PH level of body substances could be affected by this disease (West, J. (2016). Some of the signs are chest tightness and trouble breathing that are triggered by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes which cause the production of excusive thick mucus that could obstruct the flow of air to and from lunges. On the other hand, continues cough, mucus and wheezing while breathing is some of the symptoms of chronic bronchitis (Cunha, J. P. n.d). After the medical professional assessed symptoms of the patient, and suspect chronic bronchitis, he or she can order pulmonary function test. This test involves a machine that will be connected to a mouth of the patient with a mouthpiece in order to let all the air breathed by the patient enter in to the machine. Therefore, the doctor can measure the amount of air in the lungs (Martel, J. (2017).”

Discussion 2:

Choose any of the questions below you wish to answer and/or discuss. Indicate your choice in the title, please.

1. How would you expect the extended use of antibiotics to affect blood clotting?

2. What is shock and why is it so dangerous? Name some symptoms of shock and identify the types of shock based on (a) cause and (b) severity.

3. What physiological factors influence blood pressure?

4. Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke causes damage to ciliated epithelium that line portions of the respiratory tract. Discuss the implications of this damage.

5.. You spend the night at a friend’s house during the winter and his hot air furnace lacks a humidifier. When you wake up in the morning you have a fair amount of nasal congestion and think you may be coming down with a cold. After a steamy shower and some juice at breakfast, the nasal congestion disappears. Explain.

6. Identify factors in your life that may impact the health of your heart and have impact on your cardiovascular system.

Respond to 1 student
***Student Post***

“There are several factors that can impact the health of our heart and cardiovascular system. Personally, I believe my work environment exposes me for such factors. However, before breakdown this factors I would like to say a few things about my job. The flight deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous working environments in the world. Imagine been part of a crew that works in the environment were more than fifty aircrafts and helicopters moved around, troubleshoot, fueled, armed and launched simultaneously. As an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Aircraft Handling (ABH), I am assigned to direct, recover, and move aircraft around in this very hectic place where the likely hood of getting hurt is extremely high. In addition to that, the ABH community bears responsibilities such as aircraft emergency and rescue mission which includes firefighting and rescue the flight crew. We do all this at daily dose as horrifying danger shadowing over us. First, I am exposed to high level of carbon monoxide, which could prevent the cardiovascular system from effectively transferring oxygenated blood to different part of the body including heart. Second, lack of sleep due to long working hours. According to national sleep foundation lack of sleep increases the risk for heart and cardiovascular disease regardless of age, and it causes disorders in fundamental health conditions including blood pressure (How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Heart, n.d.). Last but not least the long work hours, hectic and routine nature of my work gives me too much stress. Work stress is directly associated with risk of heart disease. The amount of stress could promote behavioral changes that could increases heart diseases risks such as smoking, drinking and over eating (T. 2008). .”

Discussion 3:

Indicate your choice in the Title of your response.

I am looking for personal interpretation of concepts discussed this week, not simply a description of what happened or a re-statement of definitions. This is to be Reflective Writing. It needs to be an accurate representation of your own understanding.

a. Makes sense

Discuss one thing related to this week’s readings, activities, or discussions that makes sense to you. Use enough detail to convince me that you understand.

b. Doesn’t make sense

Discuss one thing related to this week’s readings, activities, or discussions that does not make sense to you. Discuss which aspects of the concept confuse you.

c. My Life

Discuss how a concept related to this week’s readings, activities, or discussions relates to an experience from your own life.

d. Change in Thinking

Discuss how a concept you now understand related to this week’s readings, activities, or discussions is different from what you had previously thought.

e. Resource

Identify a concept that you felt need to understand better. Identify a resource that accomplished the goal of deepening your understanding of the concept in question by doing the following. Describe your personal understanding of the concept prior to finding and using the resource and then afterwards. Report on how the resource accomplished the goal of explaining the concept in question.

Respond to 1 Student
***Student Post***

“In the military sleep apnea is one of the most common conditions I hear about but never took the time to research the severity of this condition. To be honest I thought soldiers would claim this condition just to avoid going to the field. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. The main types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax. This condition directly effects the respiratory system. In adults, sleep apnea is developed from excess weight and obesity, which is associated with soft tissue of the mouth and throat. During sleep, when throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, this soft tissue can cause the airway to become blocked. If you have obstructivesleep apnea, your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) is greater than if you don’t. Obstructive sleep apnea may increase the risk of recurrent heart attack, and abnormal heartbeats, such as atrial fibrillation. Obstructive sleep apnea also increases the risk of stroke.”

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