Health and Social

Topics: Asthma, Peak flow meter, Lung Pages: 3 (980 words) Published: May 23, 2013
Unit 14: physiological disorders
P1: explain the nature of two physiological disorders
P2: explain the signs and symptoms related to two named physiological


The first physiological disorder which I’m going to interview and talk about is asthma, before the interview I asked him if he had time to answer and talk about how asthma had come into his life and how he discovered the physiological disorder when we was a young man. I am trying to discover the physiological disorder asthma has affected the way he lives, how it affected the lungs and the way he breaths. For the interview I thought of suitable questions which I would be asking the individual such as how did you recognize how you had asthma ?, how did asthma come into the system (genetic or natural). What was the age you found out you had asthma and how long have you had the physiological disorder for? I spoke to the individual and ask my questions in the right manner and in a orderly way, the individual had answer the questions the best way and detail as possible and I’ve collected all the information by writing down what he has explained after each questions I’ve asked, the interview went on for 20-30 minutes. I didn’t have to explain to the individual who I was as I was a family member and I explained to him what I was doing which was talking about a physiological disorder. Asthma is a common long term condition that can cause cough, wheezing and breathlessness. These are severity of the symptoms which can vary from person to person, and asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways, these are small tubes called bronchi which would carry oxygen in and out of the lung, as the individual bronchi would inflame and become more sensitive than normal, when the individual comes into contact with something that irritates his lungs (trigger off) his airways become narrow and the muscles around the lungs tighten which makes...
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