Risk Factors Heart failure occurs most commonly in clients over the age of 60, and occurs more commonly in males than females. 1. In addition to these two risk factors, which question will provide the nurse the best data about any additional risk factors for heart failure? [pic]"Do you have any chronic lung disorders?" Lung disorders, such as asthma and chronic bronchitis, are not commonly associated with an increased risk for heart failure.
COPD, also known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis dates back to 1814 when Badham described chronic cough and mucus hyper secretion as symptoms. Although COPD is a disease recognized to affect mainly smokers, it also occurs in non-smokers as well (Petty, Thomas L., 2006). COPD is a major cause of a number of disabilities and the fourth leading cause of death among Americans. COPD is a slow developing disease. There currently is no cure for COPD however, treatment and lifestyle changes can help patients to feel better and slow down the advancement of the disease.
4. Hypoglycemia is the clinical syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, 5. You would go to the doctors for a diagnosis and the doctor may refer you for a blood test or a urine sample. Outcome 2 1.If you have type 1 diabetes, you may: * pass more urine than
A. List Joseph’s risk factors and create a brief summary of the information you have so far. Identify how his risk factors would affect cellular function. The risk factors for Joseph are history of hypertension, poor diet, weight gain, stress, family history of vascular disease, and smoking. These risk factors affect cellular function by slowing down the amount of oxygen and blood flow the cells are receiving.
Stop & Think Questions: What is the relationship between fluid flow and viscosity? You correctly answered: b. They are inversely proportional to each other. What effect do you think aplastic anemia (reduced red blood cells) would have on blood flow? You correctly answered: a. increased blood flow due to decreased viscosity Experiment Data: Flow (ml/min) 490.6 245.3 163.5 122.7 98.1 81.8 70.1 61.3 Radius (mm) 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 Viscosity 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 Length (mm) 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 Pressure (mm Hg) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 02/09/15 page 2 Post-lab Quiz Results You scored 100% by answering 4 out of 4 questions correctly.
Any of the S&S associated with asthma may occur with one illness or even several separate illnesses, but not recur over a longer period. For example one episode of bronchitis may mimic asthma, and you could have more than one case of bronchitis in a year if the patient is severely sick. So a diagnosis of asthma can only be made if the S&S are recurrent over a long period of time. Classic signs of asthma (coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath) can all be symptoms of other illness's. So just hearing a wheeze or cough does not definitely mean asthma and to make it even more confusing not all asthmatics wheeze.
The traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease are high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, family history, diabetes, smoking, being post-menopausal for women and being older than 45 for men, obesity may also be a risk factor. Once the inner wall of an artery is damaged, fatty deposits (plaques) made of cholesterol and other cellular waste products tend to accumulate at the site of injury in a process called atherosclerosis. If the surface of these plaques breaks or ruptures, blood cells called platelets will clump at the site to try to repair the artery. This clump can block the artery, leading to a heart attack. Lifestyle changes and medicines can help control CAD.
Science has not proven how stress causes HBP but some scientists believe that stress can affect a person’s behaviour towards health, decision-making and socioeconomic status. For instance, a stressed person tend to eat more or less, smoke, abuse drugs, drink alcohol or put off active lifestyle. Myths about High Blood Pressure Myth #1: ‘High blood pressure runs in my family. I will get it and there’s nothing I can do’ You may be able to develop high blood pressure if it runs in your family but many people with a family
Correspondingly, the proportion of dejection and anxiety in cigarette addicts, who have experienced past failures of therapies, is roughly 50 percent. The first attempters experience a much smaller percentage estimated at 30 percent (Otten et al, 2011). In view of this, it would be meaningless to carry on with hypnotherapy on an individual who would want to be assisted with ceasing smoking, but had refused to seek treatment for depression though it had been recommended in earlier diagnoses. Engaging in smoking cessation practices if the patient fails to meet the common thresholds would may be considered immoral and an unnecessary waste of the patient’s time, resources and efforts, because it is evident that long-term refraining from nicotine will not do without effective control of depression or related
Effects of stress on Hypertension Stress effects a variety of different topics such as blood pressure, anxiety, change in behavior, and many more topics the list goes on and on. Most people are unaware of the effects stress has on your body. They try to down play it as nothing is wrong, but it fact stress can really put a toll on your body and the way you act. The topic that’s going to be talked about that stress effects is Hypertension. Hypertension and stress go hand in hand; stress has a direct effect on hypertension.