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Describe the course of two physiological disorders as experienced by two different individuals.

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Unit 14- Physiological Disorders P1-Describe the course of two physiological disorders as experienced by two different individuals. Within this assignment I am going to identify the signs and symptoms of two specific physiological disorders of Karishma and Pauline. TIP! In other words, what is the disorder and how do we define it. What did the patient experience and how did the health of the individual change so much that they would have visited their GP. Describe what the GP would do and where the patient would be referred to. Karishma is a 48-year-old woman and mother of three children who works as a care assistant at a hospital. One month ago while at work, Karishma noticed that she was becoming extremely tired each day. She believed that this was due to her workload and asked her manager to reduce her hours. The manager reduced her hours and advised her to rest. Two weeks later despite reducing her hours, Karishma continued to feel tired each day. At this point, she noticed that she was becoming increasingly thirsty throughout the day and was drinking lots of fluids to quench her thirst. Consequently, Karishma needed to use the toilet more regularly than usual to pass urine and this was becoming a problem at work. After discussing her change in health with her husband, she agrees to see her G.P. Looking back at Karishma's scenario the signs and symptoms detect that Karishma may have diabetes. The main symptoms of diabetes are polyuria this is when a person has to urinate frequently, Polydipsia this is the increase of thirst and fluid intake, polyphagia is when hunger (appetite) increases these where some of the symptoms Karishma had experienced. Some of the signs that Karishma had come across where that she when working she began to feel tired and thirsty (Polydipsia). There are two types of diabetes; Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body's failure to produce insulin. ...read more.

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lack of insulin can be resolved by taking insulin secetagogues which will help the production of insulin, Karishma may not understand how to used the medication effectively and as her schedule is tight she may forget when to take the medicine. In regards toward her diet as Karishma works in a hospital she could focus more on the needs of residents at the care home, Karishma could forget to eat or could forget to eat healthy. Some people with Crohn's disease have frequent flare ups and others have attacks as life goes on. In Pauline's case she also has responsibilities as she work as a receptionists she is always busy, in treating Crohn's can become challenging it takes time and patients. In having Crohn's Pauline would have to regular checkups and participate in surgery to help control her disorder as a result in this Pauline may need to take some time off of work. In terms of her intake of food has to be limited as certain food sources could provoke inflammation foods such as potatoes, bread, pasta and other starchy carbohydrates, Pauline has to change the way in which she eats. In taking medication require allot of time and effort, in taking medication can sometimes make provoke the situation if Pauline is not aware of how she should take is, when and how it works making matters worse. Reference http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/crohns_disease.html P6 Compare the possible future development of the disorders in the individuals concerned. To understand the progression of a Physical disorder and its impact on an individual and how care strategies changes in the course of time is to come to a conclusion of what may happen in the future in terms of treatment being carried out, this is known as recorded prognosis. Diabetes Having diabetes can be crucial if not treated; uncontrolled high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) is caused by the entreating of diabetes this could lead to a number of long term complications. ...read more.

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A weakness of care, specialist may not come to a conclusion as to the disorder may be, in the time of investigations when consulting with consultants in terms of the disorder they may different views which could add to confusion. The strengths of Nurses are that they have four branches to suit patients needs these include an adults, children, learning disability and mental health departments. Nurses can work with communities e.g. care homes, GP surgeries, health centres, schools, prisons and in hospitals. Nurses come up with methods of implementing care; they monitor the course of disorders through research, observation and evaluation of patient's progress. They provide support to the patient and their families this is a form of practical care e.g. nurses promote health and wellbeing for diabetes by taking blood tests, injections (insulin), medication and so on. The weaknesses in of supporting service users, nurses can be limited of technical assistance e.g. service user at care homes may weigh a considerate amount care workers find it a struggle and are in need of a hoist but are not supplied with one. Counsellor supplied by the NHS in GP surgeries, health centres, and hospitals. The strengths of the support of counsellors are that they work with patients who find it difficult to adjust/except or cope with their disorder e.g. patients who find out they have cancer may feel anxious, depressed, afraid counsellor are to listen allowing patient to express their feelings supporting their social and emotional needs. In listening to the thoughts service users counsellors help support them a safe environment keeping their personal detail (problems) confidential, helping patients find solutions and develop a lifestyle enabling them to cope with their disorder and helping them to understand their problem allowing them to see different perspectives. A weakness of a counsellor is that they are not able to give advice or any sort of feedback they are there just to listen. ...read more.

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