MedicalCOPD
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COPD

                 
 
 
EXACERBATION/ FLARE UP
 
 









 
 
EXCESS MUCUS PRODUCTION
SOB
DOE









 
 
INCREASE COUGH, FLU
ABNORMAL GAS EXCHANGE
 









 
 
AIRWAY IRRITANTS
DESTRUCTION OF ALVEOLI
 









 
INCREASE GOBLET CELLS
INCREASE SUBMUCOSAL GLAND
HYPOXEMIA
HYPERCAPNIA









 
OBSTRUCTED AIRWAY
INCREASE MUCUS PRODUCTION
RESPIRATORY ACIDOSIS
HYPOXIA









 
INCREASE BACTERIA
LUNG INFECTION
 
CYANOSIS