Diagnosis Difficulties In Research

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Diagnosis Difficulties Unit Fourteen Merit One In this essay I shall discuss the difficulties which can arise when the diagnosis of stroke and diabetes is undertaken and how the signs and symptoms to which they could be showing can help to diagnose their illnesses more effectively and efficiently. There are various signs and symptoms to which individuals experiencing strokes would demonstrate, however they may vary from person to person which is one of the reasons to which a difficulty to the noticing the stroke may arise. One of the most common signs is that the stoke will happen and begin suddenly and as the stroke develops it will affect different parts of your brain that control different parts of your body and therefore the symptoms…show more content…
With the MRI and the CT scan, an injection of dye goes into a vein in the arm which then allows a picture to be taken of the blood vessels in the brain as well as the blood vessels in the neck which take the blood to the brain from the heart. To find out what caused the stroke, further tests can be done on the heart and blood vessels to confirm and this can include an ultrasound which uses a high frequency sound waves that produce an image of the inside of the body which can show the professional if there is any narrowing or clotting in the arteries leading to the brain. Physical examinations can also be used to check risk factors of the stroke by taking blood tests, checking the individuals pulse and blood pressure and using a stethoscope to listen to the sound of the blood in the neck…show more content…
This happens because there is no insulin to move glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells to produce energy. If your blood glucose levels become too high, you may experience hyperglycaemia. The symptoms are similar to the main symptoms of diabetes, but they may come on suddenly and severely. They include: * extreme thirst * a dry mouth * blurred vision * drowsiness * a frequent need to pass urine If left untreated, hyperglycaemia can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, which can eventually cause unconsciousness and even death. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when your body begins to break down fats for energy instead of glucose, leading to a build-up of acids in your blood. DIAGNOSIS It is important to diagnose diabetes as early as possible so that treatment can be started. If you experience symptoms, see your GP as soon as possible. They will ask you about your symptoms and ask for a urine sample. Urine and blood tests Your urine sample will be tested to see if it contains glucose. Normally, urine does not contain glucose, but if you have diabetes, some glucose can overflow through the kidneys and into the

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