Respiratory Disorders

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CHAPTER 20 Respiratory Disorders

Respiratory disorders, or lung diseases, are disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and allergic rhinitis. Lung disease can affect people of all ages and both sexes. Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

I. Asthma

F. Treatment

1. Short-term relief: bronchodilation

2. Long-term control: anti-inflammatory medications (asthma “controllers”)

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