COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and Asthma are common high-cost disease processes which are strongly impacted by environmental factors. The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions, the way that social and environmental determinants of health impact these conditions, and the treatment of these conditions.
Compose a short (1 3 pages) essay explaining the basic disruption of normal function in COPD and asthma, comparing and contrasting where appropriate. For each condition, identify two social and environmental determinants of health that impact pathogenesis. For each of the two diseases, identify a minimum of two treatment modalities and explain briefly how they restore normal physiologic function.
**DO NOT EXCEED 3 PAGES**