Viral infection of the lungs (Gas laws (Henry's Law = When gas is in…
Viral infection of the lungs
Fast, shallow breathing and a wet, wheezy cough
70yr old female. Recently moved to Denver
Larynx, Trachea, Bronchial tree, Lungs, Pleurae, Alveoli
External nose & nasal cavity, Paranasal sinuses, Pharynx
Type 1 alveolar cells, type 2 alveolar cells, alveolar macrophages
Henry's Law = When gas is in contact with a liquid, the gas will dissolve in the liquid portion to its partial pressure
Boyle's Law = Relationship between the pressure and volume of a gas. P1V1=P2V2
Dalton's Law of Partial Pressure =Total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is the sum of the pressure exerted independently by each gas in the mixture.
Partial pressure = is directly proportional to the percentage of that gas in the gas mixture.
Altitude affect on partial pressure = At high altitudes, partial pressure decline in direct proportion to the decrease in atmospheric pressure.
effects of inflammation on respiratory = Difficult for gas to pass through the alveoli into the bloodstream.
Alveoli level = Exchange oxygen & carbon dioxide molecules to & from the bloodstream.
Directly causing problems = Excess fluid seeping out of blood vessel into lungs instead of air. Filling Alveolar sacs
Fast, shallow breathing & wet wheezy cough = excess mucus lining respiratory system in order to fight infection.
Fluid in the lungs = alveoli filled with fluid or puss making it difficult to breath normally.
Affect on gas exchange = with the alveoli being filled with fluid. gas exchange is compromised making for poor oxygenation of blood.
Altitude influence = At higher altitudes there is less oxygen in the are causing for symptoms to be exacerbated.
Interaction with other symptoms = At higher altitude, T lymphocyte function is mildly reduced.
Left untreated = body tissues begin suffer from oxygen deprivation aka hypoxemia. which can then lead to cardiovascular and brain function to become compromised.