Get 100 Questions & Answers About Asthma, Second Edition PDF

By Claudia S. Plottel

ISBN-10: 076378091X

ISBN-13: 9780763780913

ISBN-10: 1449619533

ISBN-13: 9781449619534

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Asthma is a specific lung disease that is different from emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis. COPD is often used as a kind of shorthand to describe emphysema, chronic obstructive bronchitis, or a combination of both, as mentioned in Question 20. COPD always refers to diseases that are not asthma. The COPD group of lung diseases is not related to asthma, although emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis exhibit similarities to asthma, reviewed in the next answer. Confusion seems to arise under several circumstances.

The precise interplay between environmental and hereditary factors leading to asthma is still insufficiently understood. It has long been noted that some environmental exposures are associated with progression to asthma while other types of exposures might possibly prevent or delay the development of asthma in susceptible persons. The complex relationships are the subject of ongoing research, at the molecular level, in laboratory animals, and in human populations. Possible environmental factors include: Indoor environments & Indoor allergens Dust mites Pet dander Cockroaches Mold Cigarette smoke Products of combustion Gas ranges/heaters (NO2) Coal heaters Attendance at daycare Respiratory infections at an early age “Tight” buildings, modern materials Asthma: Facts, Theories, and Controversies 1 0 0 4/14/10 Outdoor environments Outdoor allergens & pollens Air pollution Diesel emissions Particulates Ozone, sulfur dioxide Indoor environments play a greater role than outdoor ones in terms of asthma development.

The hygiene Hygiene hypothesis A theory that links exposure to dirty environments and to certain infectious agents at specific times in early childhood to a decreased risk for the development of asthma. Prevalence In medicine, the total number of cases of a disease diagnosed at a given point in time. Includes all cases, whether the diagnosis is new or more longstanding. QXP 4/14/10 1 0 0 3:01 PM Page 26 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T A S T H M A hypothesis links the two observations.

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