General symptoms presented by a side: the fatigue , the weight loss unexplained , the fever should not be extended to any infectious process and changes in the temperature . Fever is an important symptom that can be caused by the disease itself or infection coexisting with lupus. It is essential to determine the source to treat properly. We can group the symptoms: Muscle and joint symptoms They are among the most common clinical manifestations. The 90 percent of lupus patients suffer from pain and swelling in the joints ( arthritis ) in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees and feet more often.
A headache is sometimes the first signal that something else is going on in the body, especially in the nervous system where your brain, spinal cord, and nerves are closely connected. It is the symptom of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. A small but substantial minority of patients experience chronic daily or near daily headaches, which significantly impacts the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. Here we will examine some disorders of the nervous system that can be associated with a secondary headache - a headache caused by an underlying medical condition, meaning it does not exist on its own.
According to the Mayo Clinic’s article, Frontotemporal Dementia, says that it is normally misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem and it states that this type of dementia normally occurs at a younger age than Alzheimer’s does and it is commonly between the ages of 40 and 45. B. Symptoms i. Many people who have FTD have changes in their behavior, become impulsive, and lose their ability to speak. ii. In the article, Dementia and Its Implications for Public Health, written by the CDC and published in April 2006, FTD can cause a person to become very inappropriate with their language and sexual behavior.
Geriatric mental health is a emerging as an important public health concern. According to Word Health Organization, prevalence of depression in adults age >60 years in developed and developing countries was 0.5 million and 4.8 million respectively in 2070. Depression is a state of activity than can affect the persons thought, behavior and they felt guilty, irritable, helpless, problem with their sleeping etc.
It is reported by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons that more than 50,000 cosmetic surgery procedures were carried out on 2013. People choose to have cosmetic surgery to achieve a feature appearance that they wish to have to gain self-esteem, to look younger or to improve physical shortcomings. In my speech, I’ll talk about the three main side-effects of receiving cosmetic surgery which are health issues, infections and psychological state. The first negative effect of cosmetic surgery I’ll talk about is health issues.
Dry eye syndrome, also called as keratoconjunctivitis, is a health issue that develops once the eyes usually do not produce enough tear lubricant to always keep their surface moist. This produces an inflammatory response in their fragile tissues and, in addition, results in discomfort just like itching, redness and also sensitivity. If it is not treated properly, it may trigger the deterioration of the cornea as well as the conjunctiva. This is most common among the older people, though it can occur from young ages if there is exposure to contaminated environments or perhaps injuries.
In the past, pain was viewed primarily as a sensory experience produced by a nociceptive or neural response associated with tissue injury. To this effect, pain assessment does not need any formal training (Gregory 2000). Later it was discovered that pain also affects every other aspect of individual experiencing it, as well as the family and even the community as it is viewed to be pervasive and poorly treated in hospital setting (Smeltzer and Bare 2004). In USA, three quarter of surgical patients report inadequate relief of acute pain, four in ten people with moderate to severe chronic pain have inadequate relief, more than twenty six million people age 20 – 64 years live with frequent or persistent back pain, one in six suffers from arthritic pain, only 30% of
The side effects vary depending on the specific agents used in therapy, as well as the dose and the duration of treatment. Short term effects usually occur during the course of treatment and resolve within months of completion of therapy. Fatigue is experienced by all chemotherapy patients and will disrupt a person’s daily life on a continual basis. Nausea and vomiting is one of the most frequent and debilitating side effects of chemotherapy treatment. (Hesketh 2008) states patients report chemotherapy induced emesis as one of their biggest fears, but thankfully these symptoms now can be eased by anti-emetic drugs.
INTRODUCTION Approximately 36 million individuals have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) worldwide which is the common cause of dementia in the range of higher ages (Alzheimers.net, 2014). About 5% to 8% of people aged above 65, 15% to 20% of people aged above 75 and 25% to 50% of those aged above 85 are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (Duthey, 2013). Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversibly progressive disease of the brain characterised by gradual loss of memory, change in personality and a decline in cognitive functions such as language, perception and reasoning. An individual with Alzheimer’s disease would lose all mental and memory abilities in later stages (National Institute of Aging, 2011). It is believed that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the
Age Group: 65-75 Environment: Home Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive disease, meaning memory loss is mild in the beginning, but it worsens over time to the extent that individuals are unable to have conversations or respond to their surroundings. A group of brain disorders that causes the loss of intellectual and social skills brain cells degenerate and die causing a steady decline in the memory and mental function. The likelihood of having Alzheimer’s increases tremendously after the age of 70. There are no genetic risk factors and Alzheimer’s disease is more prevalent in African Americans and Hispanics.
Surprisingly, based on the number of shingles cases reported each year, there is actually a shingles vaccine for seniors. While the vaccination is not 100 percent effective at preventing shingles, if shingles occurs after the immunization, the severity of the ailment is dramatically reduces. Sadly, the vaccination is only preventative and does not work once a person 's symptoms have started. If your loved one has not yet had the shingles vaccination, it is highly recommended. After all, shingles is an awful debilitating ailment that is all but unnecessary to suffer from.
In that case, the treatment is used to slow cell production and the process of inflammation. There is no cure for RA, but chemo can help reduce the symptoms and painful joint swelling. Thankfully for GG, 33-year-old because the chemo dosages are lower when treating arthritis, the side effects, such as vomiting and fatigue, are not as extreme.
(Braumen, 2012, p. 569) Gas gangrene causes intense pain, swelling around the injury, fever with pail skin that will turn gray and end up being dark purple and red. A foul smelling drainage will come from the tissues along with crepitation, the crackly sound documented earlier, and tachycardia. (Braumen, 2012, p. 563) I am diagnosing the patient with Gas gangrene due to the ability for the C. perfringens to have been introduced to the man’s dead tissue from his hip replacement surgery 3 years ago, along with the gas found in his leg most likely causing the
One of the Main problems America faces deals with Disease. The growing burden of chronic disease and unaffordable healthcare are the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. America is number 50 on life span expectancy and this is shocking because even though we have some of the best treatments and medicines we don’t prevent chronic diseases that are avoidable with simple lifestyle changes. After watching the Escape Fire Documentary, I realized how this affected everyone and that I needed to know more about my families’ health and ways I can prevent chronic diseases I may be susceptible too because of genetics or lifestyle choices. Before I didn’t think my family had any diseases that were genetically passed down or ran