Stroke Awareness Health Assessment The self-risk assessment I chose to complete was about strokes. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is temporarily interrupted or disturbed. Being that the brain requires a constant flow of oxygen any interruptions could prove to be fatal. The two types of strokes are Ischemic or hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke is typically caused by excess buildup of plague on the blood vessel walls that narrows blood flow dramatically.
After researching the 10 leading causes of death in the United states, I discovered that they were heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, nephritis and suicide. Heart disease being the leading cause of death is surprising to me because that is an illness that can relatively be controlled. Heart disease can be caused by unhealthy diet, smoking, lack of exercise and being overweight. Since this is known to everyone that heart disease is a huge risk, it's surprising that more people so not take more action to reduce this risk. In my opinion, a disease that can be controlled by just keeping yourself healthy, should not be a leading cause of death.
INTRODUCTION Stroke or brain attack is the sudden loss of neurological function caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain. Stroke is the third leading cause of death. There are two type of stroke commonly affected among people. A. Ischemic Stroke - Is the most common type affecting individuals - Lack of blood supply to the brain can be caused by thrombosis or embolism. It also may due to a hemorrhage.
A stroke can be hemorrhagic, ischemic, or embolic in origin. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a cerebral blood vessel ruptures, resulting in bleeding into the brain tissue called intracerebral hemorrhage (Bauer, 2008). Ischemic strokes occur when a cerebral vessel, or any of the vessels that supply any part of the brain, narrows or loses pressure and deprives the brain of vital oxygen and nutrients. Embolic stroke is the most prevalent, and results from cerebral ischemia secondary to a blockage of a vessel by an embolus (Collins, 2007). Symptoms of strokes vary widely and are broadly grouped.
Rather than reverse the problems they purport to fix, these unwarranted procedures can often lead to greater health problems and even death. A 1995 report by Milliman & Robertson, Inc. concluded that nearly 60 percent of all surgeries performed are medically unnecessary, according to Under The Influence of Modern Medicine by Terry A. Rondberg. Some of the most major and frequently performed unnecessary surgeries include hysterectomies, Cesarean sections and coronary artery bypass surgeries. Coronary bypasses are the most common unnecessary surgeries in America In a nation plagued by heart disease, it often seems that the knee-jerk reaction of American doctors is to treat heart problems with surgery. However, many of the heart surgeries performed each year are unnecessary procedures that could be putting the patients' lives at greater risk.
FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS TYPES OF AMNESIA: There are three types of amnesia; anterograde amnesia, retrograde amnesia, and infantile amnesia. Both anterograde and retrograde amnesia are the most severe types of memory loss disorders. They are caused by damage inflicted on the areas of the brain that provide the functioning of memory. Often, these brain injuries can be a result of severe concussions, traumatic events, and the abuse of alcohol, mental disorders, and disorders that occur from aging. Retrograde amnesia is defined as the loss of memory from the point of injury backwards.
Natalie Perez ITT Technical Institute GS1145 Ms. Faremouth April 4, 2014 Despite the availability of screening tests and early treatment, which have cut the death rates from cervical cancer in half since the early 1970s, cervical cancer remains the third most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. Worldwide, it’s the most common cause of death from a gynecologic cancer. Nearly half of all women diagnosed with cervical cancer are diagnosed at a late stage, with either locally or regionally advanced disease that’s harder to treat. (Shinn, 2004, p. 36) There are two types of cervical cancer. The first is squamous cell, which accounts for an outstanding 80-90% of all cervical cancer cases.
Case Study #6 Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) Unit 4 Capstone Project: Cerebral Vascular Accident May 13, 2014 Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) is also known as a stroke or brain attack. It is the loss of a brain function due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This may occur from a blockage due to clots, a ruptured vessel, or a hemorrhage. A Cerebral Vascular Accident can happen to anyone at any time. The symptoms of a Cerebral Vascular Accident typically start sudden, in seconds to minutes and in most cases do not progress further.
It is caused by nerve cells dying in certain areas of the brain and the connections between the affected nerve cells deteriorate. As the conditions affecting only or primarily the neurons of the brain, causes gradual but irreversible loss of functions of these cells, Memory loss is one of the earliest symptoms of this disease. Vascular dementia is caused by damage to the brain through deprivation of oxygenated blood causing part or all of the affected area to die. (Series of strokes) Conditions that can cause
With angina comes shortness of breath and pain from beneath the breastbone, in the neck, and down the left arm. These symptoms can be confused with indigestion or associated with gallbladder issues (cite text). Cancer is another chronic disease that many people old and young face. 60 percent of all new cancers and 70 percent of cancer-related deaths occur in people age 65 and older (text). 22 percent of these deaths are due to cancer of the lungs, breast, colon and pancreas.