When the infected contents spread out in your abdomen it infects the lining of it, called peritonitis. This can cause even more spreading of infection and is life threatening. It requires swift attention and may need the infectious gunk sucked out. Another condition that can occur if diverticulitis gets severe enough is fistula. A fistula is an opening on the large intestine and another surface that stick together and form a tunnel.
What is it Lupus is a chronic systemic rheumatic disease, that is, can affect any organ and / or system : joints and muscles, can damage the skin, kidney, lung and almost all organs. One of the characteristics of this disease is a disease that is very heterogeneous. It is difficult to find two patients with the same symptoms and the same patterns of disease. That complicates often it is diagnosed. The evolution of the disease develops in stages and other outbreak in which the effects of the disease forwarded.
However, it is likely due to an abnormal response of the immune system. Food or bacteria in the intestines, or even the lining of the bowel may cause the uncontrolled inflammation associated with Crohn 's disease. Signs and Symptoms: The symptoms of Crohn 's disease depend on where the disease occurs in the bowel and its severity. These are some symptom examples Chronic diarrhea, often bloody and containing mucus or pus Weight loss Fever Abdominal pain and tenderness Feeling of a mass or fullness in the abdomen Rectal bleeding
Summary Ischemic colitis is damage to the large intestine due to reduced blood flow (ischemia) to the colon. Some of the symptoms of this condition include abdominal pain or tenderness, bloody stools, and an urgent need to have a bowel movement. Diagnosis usually includes a procedure to examine the inside of the colon using a scope passed through the rectum
It can be caused by a number of factors such as : Gastroenteritis - this is typically acquired from food or water that has been contaminated by faeces or directly from another infected person. This causes infectious diarrhoea and the infectious agents can be bacteria, viruses or parasites. Common causative bacterial agents are Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae, Shigella dysenteriae and Clostridium difficile. Food allergies or food intolerance such as lactose intolerance. An adverse reaction to medication such as penicillin, antacids and laxatives.
It can be bacterial or viral. The symptoms of tonsillitis are fever, sore throat, foul breath, difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, trismus (unable to open mouth), and tender cervical lymph nodes (Stelter, 2014). A throat examination will show red, swollen tonsils, and white or yellow exudate on tonsils. A rapid strep test using a throat swab can be done to distinguish this from strep throat. If strep is not indicated, a throat swab and culture can be done to determine if the cause for the swollen tonsils is bacterial.
The world is a diverse population, with people coming from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. A person’s views, values, and traditions determine their daily needs and practices. So, healthcare providers face certain challenges and restrictions because a patient’s belief may inhibit professionals from providing the most effective care. Therefore, cultural competence is an important idea for healthcare providers to consider when understanding and respecting patients. Balcazar, Suarez-Balcazar, and Taylor-Ritzler (2009) noted in “Cultural competence: Development of a conceptual framework” that cultural competence is difficult to define and measure, but it can be demonstrated by adjusting healthcare practices and interventions in order to
Creating a Health Screening Initiative in today health is an important issue to prevent disease apparition. One of the goals in creating a health screening initiative is to identify the cause and the risk factors of any disease that can cause a financial burdens and decrease the quality of life. Reason of Choosing the Topic of Screening There are many diseases that are affecting people’s lives like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, sexual transmission diseases all types, psychiatric disorders, and much more. The disease that is selected to create a health screening initiative is diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that can
Some of the surgical techniques that could be used include anterior discectomy with interbody fusion, anterior discectomy with disc prosthesis and anterior discectomy only (Arts et al., 2010). Conclusion Cervical disc herniation is a serious disease, and more research should be done to help analyze the most reliable and effective treatment technique, whether surgical or non-surgical. It is essential that patients and physicians consider the complications, outcomes and all the other risks involved in each technique. The causes of cervical disc herniation should also be researched upon so that more natural ways of preventing it can be tested. However, it is essential for one to maintain a good posture while at work, walking and sleeping as well as exercising to keep fit and stretch the muscles and spinal
Since the beginning of time people have suffered from illnesses and diseases. How they were treated depended on the resources and time period the individual became ill in. Overtime, people have been able to learn from these illnesses and make many medical advancements. These advancements helped to diagnose and treat the patients they had effectively. One of the main people who made a big effect on medicine, along with creating the theories and practices that are still used today, is Hippocrates.
Bile is handled improperly and thus begins to circulate in the bloodstream, causing the skin color to change to yellow. • Cirrhosis: A progressive chronic inflammation of the liver that typically results from severe chronic hepatitis or chronic alcoholism. • Ascites: Abnormal accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity; is excessive, causes visible
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a long term disease that causes inflammation of various tissues in the body. Symptoms associated with SLE are fever, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle aches, joint pain, fatigue, hair loss, shortness of breath, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and protein in urine, but for the most part it will depend on which part of the body is being affected. Many people with SLE have flares in which symptoms get