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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

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PATHOPHYSILOGY OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA 
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Present in the patientPredisposing Factors Precipitating Factors* Genetics * Environmental factors (change in temperature)*Race * Atmospheric pollutants (perfume, smoke, etc.)* Age (
3-8
 years old) * allergens (pets)* Gender exercise, stress on emotional upset, chemicals,medications1 gE stimulationsmast cell degranultationasthma attack altered immunologic response increased airway resistance increased lung compliance impaired mucocilary function altered O2-CO2 exchange-lungs becomechemical mediators are releasedmucus inflammation bronchospasm hyperinflated increase mucus production increase airway resistancesecretion* audible expiratory and inspiratory slowed clearance of mucus respiratory muscles workshistamine SRS-A lenkotrimes - accessory muscle breathingharderProstaglandins Bradykinins - nasal flaring increase water loss from mucus* tachypneamuscle fatigue andSPASM - tachycardia mucus becomes increasingly viscous exhaustion*whezzingrespiratory alkalosis* paroxysmal deppnea* --------/production cough

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