Ms. A’s presenting symptoms include shortness of breath, low energy level, and light-headedness. Her vital signs show increased heart rate and respiratory rate as well as low blood pressure. According to her history, she has had menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea for 10-12 years and takes 1,000 mg of aspirin every three to four hours for an average of six days. Her laboratory values include: * Hemoglobin: 8 g/dL (Normal 12.0- 15.5 g/dL) * Hematocrit: 32% (Normal 34.9- 44.5 %) * Erythrocyte Count: 3.1x10/mm (Normal 4.2-5.4) * Reticulocyte Count: 1.5% (Normal 0.5- 1.5%) * Microcytic & Hypochromic cells According to her symptoms, history, and laboratory results, it would be safe to assume that Ms. A is suffering from iron deficiency anemia. This condition is common among females that have a history of menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual flow (Mayo Clinic, 2014).
Elderly as a Vulnerable Population Faustino Hernandez NUR/440 June 11, 2011 University of Phoenix Elderly as a Vulnerable Population According To the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2002), vulnerability is the Ability to "Be Easily Physically, Emotionally, or mentally hurt, Influenced or attacked." “As one of the faster growing segments of the population, over 70 million American citizens will be considered elderly by 2030 (Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention , 2007).” The United States Census Bureau states that, the Population greater Than 65 years old is growing at a rapid pace and by the year 2050 will duplicate and will increase from 12 to 20 percent of the population. This same percentage will be considered vulnerable population. Currently 40 million of people in the United States are 65 years or older, according to the Census Bureau these numbers will be expected to double by 2050, longevity will increased and this will bring a new number of common diseases which, will make this group more vulnerable. At Any Given Time, anyone can become vulnerable, the composition of the population has changed demographically and the elderly population has increased in recent years because of the development of the science and technology, but with this increment of the elderly population the vulnerability increases as well, due to some factors that this vulnerable population is exposed to, such as increase of the needs, physical and mental limitations, and lack of financial resources.
Heart disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and medications affect orgasmic functions and men women. When it is painful to have sex a man should contact the urologists, and a woman should contact the gynecologists to test for STDs, allergic reaction to birth control or any other problem which might cause pain (Nevid, & Rathus,
Gall stones Gallstones are precipitated bile components in the gallbladder and bile ducts. Gallstones and gallbladder disorders are common, affecting about one million Americans per year. Gallstones affect twice as many women as men. The gallstones arise in the gallbladder when the bile composition changes or when the gallbladder muscle activity reduces, as it may during pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, diabetes mellitus, obesity, cirrhosis, and pancreatitis. The gallstones consist principally of cholesterol, bilirubin, and calcium when in excess.
Most men remarry within three years. Most women remarry within 5 years. As a result, blended families are developed and increasing at an astonishing rate. The American Association of Christian Counselors reports that remarriages after divorce tend to be unstable, break up more often and end quickly than do first-time marriages. Remarriages are 50% more likely to divorce in the first five years compared to first marriages.
A person who has these diseases could be embarrassed by symptoms such as constipation, stool leakage and urine leakage. These bowel and bladder dysfunctions are common in both Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis (PubMed Health 1747) (PubMed Health
This will also increase the amount of people that are retired from 12 percent of the United States population to almost 20 percent. With the rise of the aging population there is a need for more professional health and social service expertise. According to the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, the is a shortage of health care professionals to care for the aging population in the current time and this number will grow faster as the Baby Boomers retire. One of the fastest growing employment sectors would be the eldercare. .
This fact is due to the increasing population of the aged in the American economy. The rise in the number of the aged population has led to a spontaneous rise in the demand for the Medicare program. The rise in demand of Medicare has triggered a subsequent rise in the cost of health care in the USA. According to statistics disclosed by Bozic (2011), the consumers of Medicare will rise up to 76 million by the end of 2030. Going by the contemporary crisis in the Medicare program of America, Bozic (2011) dictates that the solution to the crisis will demand increase in the tax margin on the employees.
Primary Literature Assignment Physical Activity in Young Adults and Incident Hypertension Over 15 Years of Follow-Up: The CARDIA Study About 65 million adults in the US suffer from high blood pressure 1. Hypertension is a complicated disease that is caused by genetics and numerous lifestyle factors. Physical inactivity is one factor that is likely to cause a person to get hypertension 2-4. Although an adult of middle age or older have higher chances of developing hypertension, researchers are worried there might be a correlation between inactive young adults and hypertension as well. Therefore, a study on young adults is extremely important due to the many changes that a young adult goes through, such as, physical activity, weight, and many other factors linked with high blood pressure.
An ischemic stroke is usually characterized by a reduction or obstruction of blood supply to the brain due to blocked blood vessels caused by atherosclerosis or a blood clot. Up to twelve percent of ischemic strokes often cause death within thirty days and is among the largest health burdens in developed countries. It is worth noting that the epidemiology of stroke has been changing because of several factors, with the most important being an ageing population, as well as advancements in the treatment of the condition. Stroke prevalence is projected to increase globally as the population of individuals aged above sixty-five years augments (Ovbiagele et al., 2013, p. 2363). Ovbiagele et al.