Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis) In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following The cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic processes that result in the patient presenting these symptoms. Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning. How these processes interact to affect the patient. 11-year-old boy complains of wheezing and difficulty “getting enough air.” Notices it more when he is playing baseball and symptoms improve when exercise activity stops. He says that the symptoms are getting worse and the symptoms are even occurring at rest. Mother says the child is allergic to cat dander and his next-door neighbor in their apartment building recently began sheltering cats for the local humane society. Auscultation demonstrates wheezes on forced expiration throughout all lung fields. I ntroduction According to McCance and Huether (2019), asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway and bronchial mucosa characterized by airway obstructions, hypersecretion, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightening. Asthma is stimulated by triggers such as irritants, viral infections, stress, and exercise. The centers for disease control and prevention stated that asthma affects more than 7.2 million Americans and is a challenge for the healthcare systems. Asthma is more common among children age 5 to 15 and continues to be a
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