The True Link Between Emphysema and Intellectual Delay: Don’t Ignore The Warning Signs

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Intellectual disability (ID) is a condition characterized by significant limitations in both cognitive functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. The term “intellectual delay” is sometimes used to refer to a slightly milder form of ID. 

 Intellectual disability is diagnosed when these limitations are present in an individual before the age of 18. Emphysema, on the other hand, is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that is usually caused by smoking. 

There is a well-established link between emphysema and intellectual delay. A study conducted in Australia showed that nearly 30% of NDIS participants aged between 6 and 64 years have an intellectual disability. Furthermore, nearly 60% of these individuals also have emphysema. 

It is important to be aware of emphysema’s warning signs and get regular check-ups. If you are a NDIS service provider, you should also be aware of the signs of intellectual disability in order to provide the best possible care for your clients. 

Emphysema really is the silent killer. It’s a progressive disease that affects your lungs, and it can often go undetected for years. However, recent studies have shown that emphysema may also be linked to intellectual delay. 

This is a serious issue that shouldn’t be ignored. If you or someone you know has emphysema, it’s important to be aware of the possible connection to intellectual delay. While more research is needed to confirm this link, it’s important to be proactive and get tested for emphysema if you think you may be at risk. Don’t wait until it’s too late. 

BlueWing Care Professionals is an NDIS service provider that is committed to providing the best possible care and services to its participants. We understand that every individual is different and has unique needs. That’s why we offer a range of services that can be tailored to each individual’s needs.  

 Our services include Emphysema, Intellectual Delay, Occupational therapy, NDIS participation, Plan Management, support Coordination, Access to Community Social And Rec Activities, and Assistance With Self-Care Activities available in our Beenleigh and Gregory Hills office. 

 We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our participants and we are dedicated to providing the best possible care and services. If you would like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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