Hca 240 Week 1 Research Paper

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Read Me First HCA/240 Weeks Five and Six INTRODUCTION The readings for Week Five and Six introduce you to the causes, symptoms, and treatments of gastrointestinal, urinary tract, and reproductive diseases. Read the assigned chapters as well as the supplemental multimedia information. Gastrointestinal or digestive system diseases often present with varied symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or hemorrhoids. These symptoms represent a number of different diseases. Vomiting is a protective mechanism for responding to the presence of infection, an irritant, a distention, or a blockage. Diarrhea is frequent passage of watery stools. Rapid movement of the contents of the small intestine through the large intestine does not allow water reabsorption through the large intestine. Constipation, the inability to eliminate feces from the colon, results when stool becomes hard and dry. Hemorrhoids are varicose veins in the lining of the rectum. The remainder of the chapter on the gastrointestinal system provides you with information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of a variety of diseases. As you explore the urinary system, you will learn the primary functions of the kidney and bladder. Next, you will learn about diseases of the kidney, including glomerulonephritis, renal failure, pyelonephritis, and kidney stones. If…show more content…
Diseases of the female reproductive system include pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical cancer, and menstrual disorders. Male reproductive diseases include prostatitis, epididymitis, and testicular cancer. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases spread by sexual contact. STIs are considered preventable and yet, there are new cases of infections occur every day throughout the world. Some STIs have minor symptoms, but other infections can cause serious problems, such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and cervical

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