For example, tailored moving and handling procedures maybe needed for individuals with: • Bone or joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis where the joints become inflamed and painful. Osteoarthritis is where the cartilage of the joints becomes worn, stiff and painful. And osteoporosis, in which the bone density is reduced increasing the risk of fractures. • A physical disability that affects the movement and mobility of an individual, such as muscular dystrophy, amputation, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. • Individuals we support may also require health care attachments such as, PEG feeding tubes, catheter or oxygen therapy.
Stressful life events, such as death or illness or job loss are associated with the onset of insomnia (Basta, Chrousos, Vela-Bueno, Vgontzas, 2007). Anxiety, depression and chronic pain are all causes of insomnia. These are all symptoms that Suzette experiences. Her worries of not being able to go to sleep make it hard for her to fall asleep. Having trouble sleeping is a symptom of depression, which leads to insomnia.
Discuss the assessment and management of chronic pain in relation to holistic nursing practice. Introduction This essay, chronic pain will be explained in relation to assessing and managing the pain of the sufferer as well as discussing chronic pain in relation to holistic nursing practice. This pain has been described by many sufferers as an unpleasant experience that the body and mind strive to avoid (Schofield 2006). The pain ‘’often doesn’t go away and treatment needs to be continuous’’ (Pain Relief Health Resources 2001). There are many ways to define pain as each person is different and may possibly have a way of defining pain.
Since symptoms have an insidious onset, the patient may not recognize that there is any difficulty. Some of the following symptoms that may be experienced include: polydipsia, polyuria, increased fatigue, blurred vision, slow-healing cuts or sores, dry, itchy skin, numbness and tingling feet. Left uncontrolled for a long period of time, Type 2 diabetics develop more serious symptoms such as severe hyperglycemia, dehydration, confusion, and shock. These symptoms are most common in the elderly population and people suffering from illness or infection TYPE I VERSUS TYPE 2 DIABETES | |TYPE I (IDDM) |TYPE 2 (NIDDM) | |Age of onset |Usually younger than 40 |Usually older than 40 | |Body weight |Thin |Usually overweight | |Symptoms |Sudden onset |Insidious onset | |Insulin produced |None |Too little, or not effective | |Insulin requirements |Exogenous insulin required |May require insulin
The symptoms of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries are shortness of breath, chest pain, increased heart rate, sleep problems, fatigue or tiredness, and lack of energy. So if you are experiencing any of these symptoms you need to talk to your doctor. SLIDE
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2012),GAD is defined as: an anxiety disorder marked by chronic excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control, causes distress or impairment in daily functioning, and is accompanied by three or more associated symptoms (as restlessness, irritability, poor concentration, and sleep disturbances) The sad truth of GAD is that it is almost always present sometimes lying just underneath the surface while at other times it dominates your every thought, action and reaction. However, GAD can be improved and treated with the learning knowledge of what the symptoms, causes and warning signs
Rheumatism or rheumatic disorder is a non-specific term for medical problems affecting the joints and connective tissue. The study of, and helpful involvements in, such disorders is called rheumatology. What causes Rheumatic Disease? Different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases have different signs and symptoms. In general, people who have arthritis feel pain and stiffness in the joints.
To better understand the treatments for spinal stenosis; I had to understand the symptoms associated with this particular disease. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the intervertebral space that generally develops over time in response to constant spinal aggravation (“Ask”, 1). This narrowing of the nerve space pinches the spinal nerves causing irritation. Those suffering from spinal stenosis and similar spinal injuries complain of pain and numbness in the legs, and lower back which impede their daily lives. Leg weakness can occur as a result (Smith, 2), and lead to further injuries over time due to
Spasticity muscle stiffness, tightness or involuntary muscle contractions are frequent. They complicate walking and can significantly interfere with sleep. Vision is frequently affected. Optic neuritis is often a initial symptom of the disease (KJ, 2005). Double vision and jerky movements of the eyes can occur.
An under active thyroid or hypothyroidism can cause the fatigue, muscle aches, weakness, and depression all of which are common symptoms often experienced in suffers of fibromyalgia. Other tests include, “Lyme titers, antinuclear antibodies (ANA), rheumatoid factor (RF), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), prolactin level, and calcium level”