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Transcript of Emphesyma
Difficiency of enzyme called Alpha-1-antirypsin
Heredity WHat It Is: EMPHESYMA IS THE WHEN THE TISSUE THAT
HOLDS THE STRUCTURE AND ELESTICITY OF
THE BRONCHIOLES AND AVEOLI IS BROKEN DOWN.
THIS CAUSES THE STRUCTURE TO LOSE ITS
SHAPE WHEN YOU EXHALE. WHEN THIS OCCURS
THE AVEOLI GO FROM BEING SINGLE SMALL SACS
TO A COMBINED GROUP OF THEM. BECAUSE THEY
ARE NOW IN A GROUP, LESS CARBON DIOXIDE IS
BEING DRAWN OUT FROM THE BLOOD, AND LESS
OXYGEN CAN BE INHALED BECAUSE THE AVEOLI
How TO PREVENT EMPHESYMA: Stop smoking and avoid air pollution.
Do exercises that strengthen the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to help in the breathing process.
Clear the lungs of excess mucus by lying in special positions that help drainage.
Build strength with a walking and exercise program.
Use appropriate combinations of medicines, breathing aids
Avoid irritating inhalants such as dust, fumes and polluted air. Get a yearly influenza immunization.
Avoid respiratory infections. This may mean frequent hand-washing and avoiding crowded spaces during times when colds and the flu are common.
Avoid extremes of temperature and stay indoors when air pollution warnings are in effect.
Maintain proper nutrition.
Adhere to the instructions the doctor has given on the use of medications.