Pregnant women are more likely to have complications because sickle cell anemia affects so many body systems. Some of the more life threatening complications are stroke, pulmonary hypertension, acute chest syndrome, and organ damage. A stroke can happen due to the sickle cells blocking the flow of blood to the brain which can lead to a seizure, slurred speech, loss of consciousness, and numb or weak legs and arms (Ernzen 1997). Acute chest syndrome can also be caused by the blocking of blood vessels in the lungs and make it very difficult for the pregnant women to breath which can prevent the baby from being properly
Three aspects of burnout are emotional exhaustion, negative, cynical attitudes and feelings about one’s clients and the tendency to evaluate oneself negatively with regards to one’s work with clients. Consequences of burnout can have serious consequences to staff, patients and the healthcare institutions involved. The studies conducted led to the development of the Maslach Burnnout Inventory
Substance P has been implicated in pain syndromes such as low back pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. What are the other signs and symptoms? The main fibromyalgia signs and symptoms include deep muscle pain, painful tender points, and morning stiffness. Other major symptoms of fibromyalgia include sleep problems, fatigue, and anxiety. “Common symptoms of fibromyalgia -- also known as fibromyalgia syndrome or FMS -- may include: *
Huntington's disease – this is an inherited disease causing abnormal movements and problems with coordination, together with cognitive impairment. Niemann-Pick disease type C – is one of a group of rare inherited disorders. It is caused by the inability of the body to deal with cholesterol. Normal pressure hydrocephalus – caused when excess fluid accumulates in the brain, cusing pressure to build up in the brain tissue. HIV-related cognitive impairment and dementia – this is an infection that weakens the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight infections and disease, causing a number of different problems with the brain, including mild cognitive complaints and
There are numerous anxieties in the human services staff, but burnout has to be one of them. You have your cons and pros when working in Human Services. It can be amazing and demanding at the same time. A huge amount of effort, not keeping under control, and harmonizing between family and occupation can cause the surroundings to become tense. The purpose of this paper is to assess suffer exhaustion; explain some of the person, ethnicity, clerical, administrative, and community encouragement factors that bring about burnout.
(2006) states that substance abuse frequently leads to conflict with family members, causing higher levels of expressed emotions, equaling a psychotic relapse. Lastly, substance abuse may further compromise cognitive functioning, which is already impaired in patients with schizophrenia. Other challenges to this population include: patient difficulty tracking or organizing responses to complex questions (Martino et al.,
New Treatment for Lupus Lupus is a potentially fatal disease where the immune system attacks the body's own healthy tissues and organs. It usually affects females between the ages of fifteen and forty-four. It causes arthritis, kidney damage, chest pain, hair loss, fatigue, butterfly shaped rash across the face. It can affect the joints, can cause light sensitivity, and cause problems with the skin, lungs, heart, and the brain. The damage the it causes to the organs can be fatal.
According to Brant, W. (2007) “Patients may present with virtually any neurologic defect, but they most commonly present with limb weakness, paresthesia, vertigo, and visual or urinary disturbances”. A lot of times the initial symptoms are “sensory disturbances, weakness, visual loss, abnormal gait, diminished dexterity, diplopia, ataxia, vertigo, or sphincter disturbances” (Brust, J. 2012). There can also be other more general symptoms such as malaise, fatigue, or headache caused by the initial disruption in the CNS (Brust, J. 2012).
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Stem Cell Research Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neuromuscular disease caused by the degeneration of the motor neurons in the cerebral motor cortex as well as those in the brain stem and spinal cord (Miller, Gelinas, & O’Connor, 2004). Motor neurons are nerve cells responsible for voluntary movement such as walking, talking, swallowing, and breathing. When the upper motor neurons located in the cerebral motor cortex begin to degenerate their connection to the lower motor neurons is disrupted. This causes the muscles to weaken and spasm. The lower motor neuron degeneration disrupts nerve contact with the muscles and leads to deterioration or muscle atrophy.
The damage is cause by inflammation and is located anywhere along the brain, spinal cord, or optic nerve. Some of the symptoms affiliated with this disease are: loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness, and problems moving limbs, difficulty walking, coordination deterioration, tremors