L1: Know about the Ageing Process. 1.1: Describe the physical, psychological, social and emotional changes that an individual may experience as a result of ageing. Aging is another stage in the human life. It is synonymous to other life stages like childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The process of aging affects all people differently and is highly dependent on genes (hereditary), attitudes and lifestyle (CPA, 2009).
The Road to Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that is characterized by normal liver cells being replaced by scar tissue. This affects the normal functioning of the liver and usually occurs from years of damage to the liver, resulting in inflammation, scarring and thickening of the fibrous tissues. It is most often a result of chronic hepatitis C or alcoholism, however there are other causes which will be discussed throughout this paper. Why is the liver important? More often than not, a person is born with a healthy, normally functioning liver.
Well, according to Mayo Clinic’s page titled Alzheimer’s disease – symptoms and causes last updated December 30, 2017, genetic factors such as your family history, having Down syndrome, or even your gender can create a risk for Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Similar to other diseases like, say, cancer, having family members who have it can increase your chance of getting it, though specific genes have been difficult to truly pin. 2. For those with Down syndrome, a gene contained in the extra chromosome increase the risk.
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease is a general term that describes the disease of the heart or the blood vessels. These diseases can include many categories, some of which includes, angina, abnormal blood pressure for the age group, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, abnormal pulse, hypertensive emergency and others which will be discussed later on. The cardiovascular system is actually made up of a few parts, including the heart, blood and all the blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) in the body. Even so, most of the diseases and the emergencies involving the cardiovascular system mostly is about the heart and not the blood vessels. There are many kinds of cardiovascular disease that requires the attention of a first aider before the patient is sent to the Emergency Room.
LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1. INTRODUCTION Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common and potentially devastating clinical problem. Because prompt proper management of TBI sequelae can significantly alter the clinical course especially within 48 hour of the injury, neuro-imaging techniques have become an important part of the diagnostic work up of such patients, determining prognosis, and guiding rehabilitation.8 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a traumatically induced physiological disruption of brain function, as manifested by at least one of any period of loss of consciousness; any loss of memory for events immediately before or after the accident; any alteration in mental state at the time of the accident
Healthcare has always been a hot topic in the United States. Most of the discussions involving healthcare are concerned with the costs of and how it should be used. A solution that people have come up with to fix this issue is by placing the use of age-based rationing in the healthcare system. The Medical Dictionary definition of age-based rationing is, “A proposed form of rationing publicly-funded health care services, in which limits would be placed on the type and amount of such services that would be freely available to persons above a certain age” (“Age-based rationing.” McGraw-Hill…). The idea of reducing the amount of healthcare older people receive started in the 1980’s (“Old-Age-Based…”).
Stress currently affects 100% of people living on the planet, some people know that they are stressed, others do not, and some people even believe they are stress free. Like it or not, believe it or not, everyone is dealing with stress. Although everyone is affected by stress, the quantity and effect of the stress differs. The misconception about stress is that it leads to health risks and an overall negative effect on one 's life when in reality stress is not only beneficial for one’s health, it is necessary in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Stress is 85% psychological and 15% physical.
In developing countries, most individuals are infected during childhood. Family members are at increased risk of infection.  A number of occupations show increased rates of H.Pylori infestation, mainly health care workers. Infection with H.Pylori is a chronic disease which will not resolve spontaneously without specific treatment. The gastric contents are normally nearly sterile as a consequence of the acidic luminal environment and the effects of gastric emptying.
The Stem Cell Controversy What if I told you that scientist are on track of curing diseases such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis? We could end the suffering of thousands, maybe even millions with so called “incurable diseases”. Many diseases can become curable with the potential results of embryonic stem cell research. Embryonic stem cells are stem cells isolated from embryos during a specific age of development known as the blastocyst stage. These stem cells can regenerate themselves and reproduce to form all different cell types of the body.
They can result from the various processes involved in treatment: prescribing, dispensing, administering the medication and monitory of treatment. In addition, there are several factors contributing to medication errors in hospitals. They include individual staff errors and system errors. There are many dangers resulting from medication error on the patient. They include deterioration of health status of the individual, increased financial expenses (as there is possibility of longer stay in the hospital) and development of medical complications.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its self. Lupus can affect different parts of the body including the skin, blood, kidneys, and joints. There are four different types of Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous Lupus, Drug-Induced Lupus, and Neonatal Lupus. However, the most common and deadly lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a long term disease that causes inflammation of various tissues in the body.
This form can also start to form in people with HIV, and in these people the disease is more dangerous and serious. Patients with MCD can contract a serious infection, fevers, weight loss, fatigue, numbness, night sweats, anemia, high numbers of antibodies in the blood, and nerve damage. The infection that may occur may stay for a long period of time because the immune system is failing. Also lymphoma is easily developed and is quite hard to dispose of. Infections have great influences on developing Castleman’s disease.
Working as a Phlebotomist there are many diseases and illnesses I am exposed to every day on the job. The scariest diseases I am exposed to are Hepatitis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Every Phlebotomist is supposed to be cautious about sticking every patient that we come into contact with, but over time many Phlebotomists develop bad habits and a form of
With attention to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, Crohn’s disease is one of the many common cases. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disorder that both men and woman are equally susceptible too. This disease is often confused with other gastrointestinal disorders with similar symptoms. With this disease being a part of the GI tract, there are many signs that can lead up to Crohn’s. An individual with Crohn’s disease could have been obtained through genetics or the environment, which could lead to many other complications that can affect the entire digestive tract.
We live in a world where the communication is the foundation for sharing information between people and debating is a formal way of communicating. Debating on the “Insurance policies obtained through the Affordable Care Act should be replaced by High Deductible Health Plans paired with tax free Health Savings Accounts” was challenging in many ways. My team was on the con side. From the beginning, all members of the team agreed that the Affordable Care Act is a controversial and complicated topic, however, ACA has made a number of positive changes to the health care system and increased access to health care services. In addition, the ACA has a tremendous impact not just on patients, but also on health care providers and workers.