HCA240 Week 3 DQ 1 - both can be related somehow I would...

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Post your response to the following: Your cousin Stella, who lives 300 miles away, has smoked nearly a pack a day for about 5 years. Lately, she has been complaining about shortness of breath more than usual, but she doesn‘t think she needs to see a doctor. What would you say to Stella that might convince her to have a doctor evaluate her symptoms? What would you say regarding the impact of smoking on her respiratory health? How is her respiratory function different from ―normal respiratory function? Back up the statements in your email to Stella with at least two facts from the ―Smoking and COPD article listed on this week‘s Electronic Reserve Reading page. Respond to your classmates by offering suggestions that would make the email to Stella more convincing. Dear Stella, Hey cousin, how is it going? From your last email it does not sound as if you are doing great and I am concerned about your health. I know that you said you were having shortness of breath and the fact that you smoke has me thinking that the
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Unformatted text preview: both can be related somehow. I would suggest that you go to the doctor and get the shortness of breath checked out. I have been reading on the website on “Smoking and COPD” that if you are a smoker it does not matter how many cigarettes you smoke a day because any amount can cause serious damage to your lungs and smokers can develop COPD and some of the symptoms to COPD is SHORTNESS OF BREATH!!! I know you have been smoking for the past 5 years and you love it and can’t quit but smoking is bad for your respiratory health? You can get a disease called COPD, which I mentioned earlier, COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Like I mentioned earlier some of the symptoms include shortness of breath. Your specific respiratory system is not normal because a normal respiratory system does not have problems breathing and a smoker has problems breathing and so does a person with COPD. I hope you take my advice and get that checked out. Take care!...
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  • Spring '10
  • HCA240CourseSyllabus
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Stella, respiratory health, NORMAL RESPIRATORY FUNCTION

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