After consulting with this modeling scout, she was advised that she must lose 10-inches from her hips. Filled with determination to succeed, Renn embarked on a weight loss regime that nearly cost her life. After reading diet books after diet books, cutting out pictures from magazines, and exercising to a workout video multiple times a night, Crystal still wasn’t happy. Having nearly starving herself and exercising six hours a day, after three months, Crystal was starting to get the body she had imagined. Throughout the next three years, Crystal dropped nearly 90 pounds and despite her dwindling health, was often praised by her agency for her waif-like frame.
The client’s blood pressure is 162/105, pulse 92 and reparations are 20. The lab values found low hemoglobin and hematocrit along with a high BUN and creatine levels. From the last hemodialysis, two days ago, patient has gained six pounds and has edema of the ankles, with crackles auscultated in both lungs. The patient has claimed, “I’m sick of trying to follow the diet the dietitian recommended. It’s not worth it.” Client has stated, “I know what I am supposed to eat, but it’s too hard.
); her body max index (the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) is 21. Through dieting and exercise, she lost 13.6 kg (30 lbs) and stopped menstruating four months ago; her current body-mass index is 16. She denies having any problems and is annoyed that her parents, friends, and teachers are concerned. (p. 1) The scenario presents a situation indicative of an Anorexia Nervosa disorder. Anorexia Nervosa can have very serious medical complications that will require medical interventions.
Case Study – Mr Gibson, age 76 Mr Gibson is a 76 year old living with hypertension, hyperlipidemia and emphysema. He has been residing at a nursing home for the past twelve months. He has an unmarried daughter 56 years old who stays nearby. His wife passed away a year ago and he grieves for her. Today Mr Gibson was admitted onto your ward after presenting to ED exhausted and in chest pain.
The reasons why an individual overeats may not always be clear. As such, activities that result in being overweight create long term physical and emotional damage and the origins or cause for overeating are usually buried deep in the subconscious. Introduction and Initial Consultation Miss X is 29 years old and has issues with her weight from the start of adolescence, around approximately 12 to 13 years of age and her parents criticised her appearance. She has recently come out of a long term relationship, the relationship ended six months ago. She has tried many diets in the past some more successful than others, however within a reasonably short period of time after each attempt to lose weight, she has re-gained the weight she has lost.
Then on February 25, 1990 she collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest. She suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen. A couple of months later after being in a coma the doctors treating her diagnosed her with a vegetative state. One year after the cardiac arrest a board-certified neurologist and an internist and personal family physician to the Schiavo family independently made the diagnosis of PVS (persistent vegetative state). Her husband Michael Schiavo in 1998 petitioned the court to have the feeding tube removed in regards to a state statute.
I, like many others, assumed that someone that is thin, has healthy eating habits and that people who are overweight are lazy. Those presumptions changed when within my own life, I saw them to be untrue. I have a daughter that is 20 years old; 5’11” inches and eats nothing but fast food and junk food. She is very little (if any) fruits and vegetables, doesn’t exercise at all, and still weighs only 135 pounds. My other daughter, on the other hand, is 16 years old, 5’5”, eats primarily fruits, vegetables and protein, drinks plenty of water and exercises regularly.
Upon arriving at the doctor’s office, the nurse performs a brief assessment. His VS are: 138/86, 100, 30, 100.8 F. M.G. states that he has been feeling fatigued for several months and is experiencing occasional night sweats but he has also been working long hours, has skipped meals, and has been stressed over a project at work. M.G.’s physical is WNL except for his low grade fever and purple skin lesions. The physician orders a PPD, CBC and lymphocyte studies.
I have a friend that is thermally ill with stage 4 Renal Cancer. Every day she is in horrible pain and sick, she takes so much pain medication it is hard to function. When I last visited her last week she had lost 40 pounds and is nothing but skin and bones but her spirits was really good, she has come to face the fact that what will happen is supposed to happen to her and she just takes one day at a time. This is my best friend of thirty two years and it just breaks my heart to see her in this condition. Renal Cancer is
I had to go on independent study because I was bedridden. I started getting really sick again so I went to the hospital and by the middle of April they said they would have to take her. I was scared. I didn’t know if she would live or not. She was born April 21, 1993 weighing only three pounds fourteen ounces and was sixteen and a half inches long.