Essays Tagged: "shortness of breath"

Legal Issues in Nursing for BSN. Case study

was suffering from a sore throat,wheezing bilaterally throughout all lung fields, seal-like cough, shortness of breath (SOB), bilateral ear pain. Vital signs on admission were pulse rate 160, respira ...

(5 pages) 327 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

The disadvantages of smoking

of lung cancer in the United States are caused by smoking. The lungs become coated with tar causing shortness of breath. It also damages the heart, arteries, eyes and digestive system. Not only that, ...

(2 pages) 79 1 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs


gs to contract or shrink making it difficult for air to enter and exit the lungs. When this occurs, shortness of breath will take place and breathing will make rough wheezing sounds. This contracting ...

(3 pages) 120 1 3.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The "Gulf War Syndrome".

nesses that have varied in seriousness and effects on the veteran. Symptoms included the following: shortness of breath, loss of balance and fatigue, flu-like chills and sweats, diarrhea and loss of b ...

(5 pages) 98 1 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lung diseases associated with smoking

ound to cause acute bronchitis.Emphysema,progressive respiratory disease characterised by coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing, developing into extreme difficulty in breathing, and sometimes re ... rson to another. A typical attack, which often occurs at night, begins with coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, but in some individuals a dry cough may be the only symptom.Poliomyelitis,The v ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Report on asthma and its causes and effects.

t allow air to pass into and out of the lungs periodically narrows, causing coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This narrowing is typically temporary and reversible, but in severe attacks, as ... ing for the classic symptoms: episodic problems with breathing that include wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. When symptoms alone fail to diagnose asthma, doctors may use spirometry, a test ...

(4 pages) 168 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A phobia is an excessive or unreasonable fear of an object.

she/he experiences immediate anxiety. The physical symptoms of anxiety may include a racing heart, shortness of breath, sweating, chest or abdominal discomfort, trembling, etc. and the emotional comp ...

(6 pages) 137 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

An in depth report on Anxiety Disorders as well as some common terms associated with it

siologically, the symptoms of anxiety accord to those for fear, including nausea, light-headedness, shortness of breath, and increased heart rate--the typical fight-or-flight response; yet when there ... Fight-or-Flight ResponseA series of psychophysiological reactions, such as increased heart rate and shortness of breath, that prepare the body to take action against possible threats or dangers in the ...

(9 pages) 301 1 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

CVD, Nutrition, Exercise

eries. The symptoms that may cause cardio - vascular diseases are nausea, left side pain, sweating, shortness of breath/dizzy, feels like indigestion and quizzing feeling in the chest. Also some risk ...

(1 pages) 68 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Cardiovascular System

in the amount of blood returning to your right heart from your body. Here is where the problem of "shortness of breath" may come in, as you get older!Studies have shown that physical inactivity is a ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


mptoms: Swollen lymph nodes Diarrhea Weight loss Fever Cough and shortness of breathRoutes Of Contraction Of AIDS:Sexual contactThe male and female's reproductive or ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Speech about SARS disease

erformed. His symptoms got worse. He visited the hospital again with dehydration, cough, and severe shortness of breath. Soon after, he was admitted to the hospital again with a diagnosis of a typical ...

(3 pages) 33 1 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Smoking, a Dangerous Habit

xample, teenagers who smoke are less fit than their non-smoking peers and more likely to experience shortness of breath, dizziness, and coughing. It is estimated that one third of teenagers who start ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Congestive Heart Failure

and cancer. John notices feet and ankle swelling. He wakes up in the middle of the night with acute shortness of breath. He feels tired most of the time. John's medical diagnosis is Congestive heart f ... gns and symptoms of congestive heart failure can be observed (Brashers, 2002).John was experiencing shortness of breath (dyspnea), cough, fatigue, peripheral edema, nausea and tachycardia. Due to the ...

(15 pages) 234 1 3.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Case Study: Aortic Valve Stenosis

me symptoms include fainting, light-headedness, and dizziness, especially during or after exercise, shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pain. The patient indicated he had been suffering from fatigu ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Stigiophobia (Fear of Hell)

just your bedroom.The symptoms of the fear are simple as probably any other phobia. Panic attacks, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, sweating a lot, probably feinting as well and so on. Of c ...

(2 pages) 18 1 1.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Second Opinion

was diagnosed with asthma and received a prescription for a Ventolin inhaler. Despite her continued shortness of breath, loss of vision in one eye, and weakness in her arm and hand, no blood tests, ch ... ost important underlying aspect in asthma. Asthma's characteristic symptoms are wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. More importantly, Dr. Berger later states other possible r ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Heart Palpitations

symptoms include skipped beats, fluttering, pounding, and racing of the heart. Lightheadedness and shortness of breath also accompany these symptoms.Key to the diagnosis of this disease is the medica ...

(2 pages) 1423 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


nd there is no explanation. Some symptoms include anxiety, dizziness, sweating, rapid heartbeat, or shortness of breath. People with this phobia will experience the fear more as it gets closer to them ...

(8 pages) 76 2 4.5 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Morning After Pill

women can develop a blood clot it's very rare but very serious. Severe abdominal pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches, blurred vision, and maybe severe leg pain can occur.Contraceptive pi ...

(1 pages) 1150 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues