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How diabetes and breast cancer affect the physiology of the patients.

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I will be describing the physiology of the disorder, of both the individuals and the factors that may have influenced its development. I will then be (M1) explaining how the course of the disorder in each individual relates to the physiology of the disorder. (P2) Mr. "X's" Physiological disorder has affected almost his entire body, for example, there has been a breakdown in the actions of both his liver and pancreas. Also his fat cells and muscle cells have been affected. As we know the body develops a complex system for feeding itself, part of this system is used for the breakdown of sugars and starches, which are contained in the foods we eat. This in turn becomes our body's basic food, mainly glucose. On investigation, it was found that the main contributory factors in the development of this disorder were: weight increase, poor diet, increased consumption of alcohol and lack of exercise. Reasons for this were, Mr. "X's" diet became poor and along with lack of exercise this increased his weight. ...read more.

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This all affects the pancreas which releases the insulin within your body, leading your body to shut off the production of insulin. (P2) Equally the same criterion applies to Miss "Y" as was accorded to Mr. "X," namely anonymity. Miss "Y's" disorder has affected her right breast and it has become slightly misshapen. Fortunately miss "Y's" tumour was diagnosed at an early stage, due to the fact she found a lump under her arm and went immediately to see her GP. On examination she was found to have a lump in her breast, from which a sample was taken and found that she had a benign tumour. It was considered that with treatment, she had a very high chance of full recovery. On investigation it was found there are many assumptions, to the causes which may increase the chances of breast cancer. One being age, no one can control age and it was found women who are 50, have eight times more chances of developing breast cancer than in comparison with those who are 30. ...read more.

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Even now, medical science cannot come up for an absolute reason for breast cancer, although there is general consent, that there are many contributory factors, as mentioned above. There are many factors which have been found to be a potential risk in the increase of breast cancer as experienced by Miss "Y". These may be because of her a) marrying young, b) becoming pregnant very early, c) having a family at an early stage, and that she may had no time to actually enjoy being young. As while her peers were out "clubbing" she was at home looking after the baby, with very little money or support. Her husband also 16 at the time of marriage, was far too young to get a decent job and therefore it was a struggle to get by on his small wage and supplementary government handouts. The only release she could obtain from this drudgery was the occasional drink. This quickly became a more frequent habit, until the age of 22 now with three children she became a confirmed alcoholic. Miss "Y" stated that had she not been usually inebriated she may have taken the pill more regularly. ?? ?? ?? ?? Frankie Pitt Mrs Daniels P2 & M1 ...read more.

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