Fibromyalgia is very hard to diagnose because it may be masked by another disease process. The pain felt by the patient can be overlapped from another affected bodily system, so it can be difficult to pinpoint this particular condition. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to determine if fibromyalgia is present. When a painful stimulus is present, those suffering from fibromyalgia show activity in different areas of the brain than in healthy individuals (Huether, 2012). There are also eighteen points on the body known to be linked to this condition.
Drugs have been out of control in the past few years, and the numbers have just continued to grow. One of the main drugs being abused is Methamphetamine. In today’s society Methamphetamine has sky rocketed to abusers too people cooking this drug in their own homes the numbers are outrageous. Methamphetamine is a horror drug once you use it your addicted. Meth addiction harms the body in a horrific way, the drug is made up of chemicals that can kill a person also leading to the addiction, and in order to get over the drug it’s a continuous battle the person must want it for themself, and have the strength over their own mind they can’t be weak or they will fail and relapse.
There could be some damage to the central nervous system but not very severe or the symptoms that Nick exhibits would be more severe. C. Diabetic neuropathies damage peripheral nerves. Which component of the reflex arc is most likely to be damaged in Nick’s situation? The component of the reflex arc that is most likely to be damaged in Nick’s situation would begin at the sensory neuron. Stimuli is still triggering the receptor but the information from the sensory neuron doesn’t continue the arc to the integrating centers to the motor neurons to the effectors which causes the absence of a reflex.
Of that 10%, about 2% suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder.This disorder usually arrises in young adults, 75% of those affected are females. Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious psychiatric illness. These patients typically partake in multiple self destructive impulsive activities, including: gambling, reckless driving, sexual activities, and impulsive spending habits. It is common for a BPD patient to respond to stressful events with major mood swings, although they only last a short period of time. The patients mood swings can trigger arguments with friends or family which can result in a suicide attempt.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache that affects the majority of adults. In this paper I plan on discussing the definition of a tension headache, causes and triggers, muscles involved, treatment and techniques through massage therapy, and at home treatment the client can do for themselves. Tension headaches are usually mild to moderate pain often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. (Mayo, 2011) Also referred to as stress headaches they may appear “episodic” or periodically or “chronic” which is defined as occurring daily. Episodic tension headaches usually begin gradually, and will often occur later in the day.
Prescription pain pills include narcotics, stimulants and depressants, which are the most commonly abused. Statistics show that 1 in 20 people in the United States, ages 12 and older, abuse prescription painkillers. These drugs affect the brain and reach the opiate receptors which cause a release of dopamine which acts as a “excitatory neurotransmitter”. Dopamine produces feelings of pleasure, satisfaction, and a feeling of euphoria. These feelings are only temporary and when they wear off the person feels much worse than they did before taking the pills.
What is stressful for one person may be pleasurable or have little effect on them and we all react to stress differently. Human beings were built to handle stress; we adapted the autonomic part of the nervous system to handle acute stressor, such as a physical alteration, job interview or even a tough anatomy test. The body would respond by releasing stress hormones, corticosteroids, these hormones would then give an immediate energy surge to the body. The hormones were meant for only short periods; when the body is under chronic stress these hormones start to cause damage to the body. Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
Your skin loses oxygen and minerals, which can cause premature aging. Nicotine also causes your skin, teeth and fingernails to turn yellow. Also, the opposing side may also say that smoking cigarettes relieves stress, but for those who are teenagers smoking cigarettes it causes a lot of depression. They are 15 more times likely than non smokers to get panic attacks. The nicotine constricts the blood vessels which prevents breathing, anxiety attacks are more
Science has not proven how stress causes HBP but some scientists believe that stress can affect a person’s behaviour towards health, decision-making and socioeconomic status. For instance, a stressed person tend to eat more or less, smoke, abuse drugs, drink alcohol or put off active lifestyle. Myths about High Blood Pressure Myth #1: ‘High blood pressure runs in my family. I will get it and there’s nothing I can do’ You may be able to develop high blood pressure if it runs in your family but many people with a family
Headache Outline: • Definition of headache • Factors or causes • Kinds • Usual treatments • Precautionary measures • Other headache treatments or therapies What is Headache? Headache means the aching condition in the head which remains for a specific time. Its medical term is Cephalalgia. According to its biological definition, it is such painful sensation which is the result of expansion of cerebral arteries, contraction in muscles, the deficiency of oxygen in the cerebral blood and reaction to drugs etc. Everyone has different level of stamina, and it is difficult for each gender to carry on any kind of activity during this condition.