• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explain the nature of two named physiological disorders. Heart disease and Breast Cancer

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Unit 14: Physiological Disorders. P1: Explain the nature of two named physiological disorders. This unit covers physiological disorders. Physiological disorders can be defined as a malfunction within the body?s organs or systems causing illness, it is a physical condition that prevents the body from functioning normally. The two different physiological disorders I will be talking about are Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and Cancer of the breast. Coronary heart disease is the buildup of plaque such as cholesterol and other fatty substances within the coronary arteries causing a reduced or no supply of oxygen to the heart. The process of plaque lining the coronary arteries is called arteriosclerosis. Coronary heart disease can be caused and triggered by many different factors. Some of which include; Smoking, smokers are at twice the risk of having a heart attack compared to individuals that have never smoked. It is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease such as coronary heart disease; High blood pressure, blood pressure can become dangerous the higher it gets. ...read more.

Middle

Coronary heart disease can cause a number of serious treatments if the diagnosis is not done as soon as possible. If your blood vessels are narrow due to a build up of atheroma, or if the symptoms of coronary heart disease cannot be controlled using medication, surgery may be needed to open up or replace the blocked arteries, in severe cases heart transplants may even be needed if the heart is too damaged to function after a serious buildup of plaque or after a heart attack. Cancer of the breast is a serious disorder that is very common amongst both men and women in today?s day and age. The breasts, and every other part of our body is made up of millions of individual cells, normally they would function to multiply and grow in an orderly way the body has implicated, however in cancer this process goes wrong and dysfunctional cells begin to multiply rapidly and uncontrollably. ...read more.

Conclusion

related to genes, nutrition and hormones; Alcohol; studies have showed that women who drink alcohol on a daily basis are more likely to develop the disease than those who do not drink at all. There are many different treatments of cancer of the breast, the seriousness and the type of cancer will result in what type of treatment you will be given. One example of breast cancer treatment is chemotherapy. This involves in using drugs such as cytotoxic to kill the cancer cells. This process usually happens after ?the lump? of cancer is removed to kill any leftover cancer cells that were not removed from repopulating. This process is called adjuvant chemotherapy. The other main type of chemotherapy is neoadjuvant chemotherapy, when chemotherapy is done before surgery, this is usually the case to help shrink a large tumor to make it easier to remove during the surgical procedure. Chemotherapy has many side effects, the main ones including infections, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting tiredness and hair loss. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

3 star(s)

This is a good essay that discusses heart disease and cancer. The facts are correct and it is adequate for pass work.

I do feel that the writer could enhance their work a little by building up explanations. There are times when it feels that there needs to be more included to complete the work.

***

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 13/08/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Effective communication - P1, P2, P3, M1

    This is an effective strategy, as when you ask the service user if they understand, usually they will say yes or no. If they say no, then you can reword what you are saying so that they eventually understand. Also, asking them questions about what you are talking about is

  2. In the following essay I will be talking about type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is ...

    The data was both reliable and up to date, the information was refreshed in January 2011. I also went to the library and borrowed the book Diabetes: the ultimate teen guide By Katherine J. Moran, Lisa P. Merriman. The book was published in 2004 and was aimed to help teenagers suffering for diabetes understand the disease.

  1. Use examples to explain how body systems interrelate with each other

    and heat throughout the body and fight against infection and other foreign material that invade the body. The cardiovascular system is composed of the heart, blood vessels, and cells and plasma that make up the blood. The cardiovascular system works in harmony with the circulatory system to fuel the body with the essentials that sustain life.

  2. P4- Explain the physiology of two named body systems in relation to energy metabolism ...

    Saliva is a digestive juice that contains enzymes which are called salivary amylase which begins to digest sugars as well as make the mouth smooth and help the bolus formation. The Oesophagus The oesophagus which is also known as the gullet which transports the food bolus from the back of the mouth and into the stomach.

  1. Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the ...

    Extreme cases of neglect can cause death. Describe the actions to take if a child or young person alleges harm or abuse in line with policies and procedures in own stetting. Explain the rights that children, young people and their carers have in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged.

  2. Unit 14 - Identifying and treating physiological disorders.

    Stroke: This is a medical condition which happens when the blood supply to part of brain is cut off the main symptoms of stroke can be seeing individuals face dropping on one side, they may not be about to smile or their eye may have dropped.

  1. Unit 14 Physiological disorders - diabetes and stroke

    Insulin is a hormone which plays a part in the cause of diabetes, if the pancreas doesn?t produce insulin or enough insulin type 1 or type 2 diabetes could occur.

  2. Unit 21 Nutrition for health and social care

    pregnant women, and may lead to miscarriage or early delivery of the baby. Listeria may be found in uncooked meats, uncooked vegetables, unpasteurised milk, foods made from unpasteurised milk, and some chilled foods. Pasteurisation destroys the bacteria, so during pregnancy, pasteurised foods such as pasteurised cheese can be eaten.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work