I’m working on a health & medical discussion question and need support to help me learn.
In this discussion, you will examine how environmental factors can affect the bodys respiratory system.
- Describe factors that can influence breathing.
Step 1: Respond to the following:
Suppose after a high-smog alert day in your city, a 5-year-old child with asthma, a 50-year-old male smoker with emphysema, and a 75-year-old of average health all come to the emergency room complaining of a cough and chest pain.
- Which patients health would you be the most concerned about and why?
- How do breathed-in air pollutants, such as smoke or asbestos, interfere with or worsen the respiration process in each of these scenarios?
*Be sure to cite any outside sources in APA format.
Book used in class is: Rizzo, Donald C. Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. 4th Edition,
Chapter: 17 The Respiratory System