This occurs because of the increased need for oxygen by the thickened ventricle and because of reduced blood flow to the coronary arteries. o irregular heartbeat which you may feel as palpitations. • If the narrowing is severe the left ventricle may not function properly and you can develop heart failure. This causes shortness of breath, tiredness, and fluid retention in various tissues of the body. See separate leaflet called 'Heart Failure'.
There are many causes of CHF, which include primary heart muscle weakness, heart valve disease, and hypertension. When the muscles in your heart can no longer pump enough blood out of the heart wall, this is called systolic heart failure. When your heart muscles become stiff and can no longer fill up, this is called diastolic heart failure. As the heart loses its ability to pump blood, blood may is backed up into other areas of the body. This causes build-up of fluid in the lungs, liver, arm, and legs.
3. How does damage to the PNS affect the body? c. Some may experience temporary numbness, tingling, and pricking sensations, sensitivity to touch, or muscle weakness. Pthers may suffer from more extreme symptoms including, burning pain, muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction, people may become unable to digest food easily, maintain safe levels of blood pressure, sweat normally, or experience normal sexual function. In the most extreme cases, breathing may become difficult or organ failure may occur.
coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease is when our hearts blood supply is blocked by a build-up of fatty substances in the arteries. Over a period of time our arteries can become blocked by fats. Our arteries will then become narrow causing the amount of blood flow to our heart to be restricted. This can result in angina (chest pains). However if he arteries become completely blocked it can cause a heart attack.
Rationale: When caring for a patient with severe dyspnea, the nurse should use the ABCs to guide initial care. This patient's severe dyspnea and cough indicate that acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is occurring. ADHF usually manifests as pulmonary edema, which should be detected and treated immediately to prevent ongoing hypoxemia and cardiac/respiratory arrest. The other assessments will provide useful data about the patient's volume status and should also be accomplished rapidly, but detection (and treatment) of fluid-filled alveoli is the priority. Cognitive Level: Application Text Reference: pp.
Some of the causes of CHF are weakened heart muscles, damaged heart valves, blocked blood vessels in the heart (which may lead to cardiac arrest), Exposure to alcohol or drug substances, high blood pressure, ongoing untreated arrhythmias, genetic diseases effecting the heart, and there are many other things that could cause CHF, this just lists a few. There are also a few causes that are done because of unhealthy habits such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, high sodium intake, excessive alcohol use, and noncompliance with medications and therapies directed by physicians. Those are the causes,
What is a sickle cell crisis? Why is it concerning? • A sickle cell crisis is when the RBC is sickled shaped which prevents the RBC’s and oxygen to get to the tissue leading to extreme pain. There are 3 forms of a sickle cell crisis: • Vaso-occlusive crisis occurs when blood flow to tissues is obstructed by sickled RBCs, leading to hypoxemia and ischemia. • Acute sequestration event occurs when blood flow from an organ such as the liver, lungs, or spleen is obstructed by sickled RBC.
Even moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure leads to a shortened life expectancy” (Gary F. Milechman, 2009). Some of the causes could be from diet, genetics or age. Another reason could be due to a lack of kidney function. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, fluid builds up
Digestive tract: symptoms are abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. For the heart the symptom are abnormal heart rhythms, Symptoms for the lungs are coughing up blood and difficulty breathing. Skin symptoms include patchy skin color, the skin around the fingers changes color when cold, and for patients that only have skin symptoms its called Discoid
Addisonian crisis: If you have untreated Addison's disease, an addisonian crisis may be provoked by physical stress, such as an injury, infection or illness. Signs and Symptoms: * Muscle weakness and fatigue * Weight loss and decreased appetite * Darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation) * Low blood pressure, even fainting * Salt