4. How is having an acute asthma attack similar to having emphysema? How is it different? 5. Describe the effect that the inhaler medication had on the asthmatic patient. Did all spirogram values return to "normal"? Why do you think some values did not return all the way to normal? How well did the results compare with your prediction? Your answer: Asthma patients use inhalers because they administer medication that acts as a bronchiole dialator which allows for an increased flow of oxygen. Not all fo the spirogram values returned to "normal" after the medication was administer. The only value that did not return to "normal" was the RV. It was higher than normal. I think this is so because of the dialated bronchiols. My prediction was accurate.
06/20/13 page 9 6. How much of an increase in FEV1 do you think is required for it to be considered significantly improved by themedication? 7. With moderate aerobic exercise, which changed more from normal breathing, the ERV or the IRV? How well did theresults compare with your prediction? 8. Compare the breathing rates during normal breathing, moderate exercise, and heavy exercise. Your answer: As exercise intensity increased so did the breathing rates. Frequencey and depth of breathing is what was affected the most. Rochelle Breuer 4231740
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