Nursing Diagnosis For Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the alveoli (air sacs). Fluid will build up in the alveoli and cause the individual to exhibit symptoms. It is more commonly seen in elderly, infants, and immunocompromised individuals. Pneumonia should not be mistaken for bronchitis or asthma. Causes for Pneumonia Parasites Chest trauma Exposure to chemicals Bacterial and Viral agents Different Types of Pneumonia

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Nursing Diagnosis For Asthma: Symptoms

Over 25 million American were diagnosed with asthma in 2009 (CDC) and 7 million of them are children. Asthma can be a debilitating disease, if not treated properly. Although there is no cure for asthma, with the proper medications individuals can life a normal lifestyle. Most asthma suffers will exhibit symptoms, in the early morning hours and when exposed to environmental,

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Nursing Diagnosis For Obesity

Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States and over 78.6 million Americans are struggling with obesity (CDC). The middle age group(40-59) has the highest obesity rating at 39.5%. In 2011-2012 obesity among adolescents (12-19) was 20.5%. What is Obesity? If you have a BMI of 30.0 and over, you are suffering from obesity. Having too much body fat

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What Is HTN

HTN is the abbreviation for hypertension or high blood pressure. Around 70 million adult Americans or 1 out of 3 adults suffer from hypertension (CDC). Of course, over half of the individuals will control their blood pressure levels with drugs to treat hypertension including diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and ACE inhibitors, but there are still those that refuse

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