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

In this coursework I will be assessing the possible difficulties involved in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Unit 14 M1- Assess possible difficulties involved in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms In this coursework I will be assessing the possible difficulties involved in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms Case study A- lung cancer Peter Quinn There can be difficulties when diagnosing disorders because many signs and symptoms are similar to other disorder which is why doctors have to be thorough when making diagnosis so that they don?t miss any signs and get it mixed up with another disorders. There is no single test that can accurately diagnose cancer. The complete evaluation of a patient usually requires a thorough history and physical examination along with diagnostic testing. Many tests are needed to determine whether a person has cancer, or if another condition (such as an infection) is mimicking the symptoms of cancer. Effective diagnostic testing is used to confirm or eliminate the presence of disease, monitor the disease process, and to plan for and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. ...read more.

Middle

Unexplained weight loss is not the only cause of lung cancer it can also be caused by diabetes and depression. Chest infection can be a sign of lung cancer but it can also a sign of other disorders such as TB and bronchitis If you visit the GP about the signs and symptoms of tiredness and lack of energy they might think it is happening because of your lifestyle choices such as your sleeping routine and diet. Lack of energy and unexplained tiredness can be caused by lack of sleep, poor diet, not getting enough exercise or even conditions like anemia and thyroid problems. Finally you can go and visit the GP about the signs and symptoms of chest and shoulder pain, these symptoms can be symptoms of different conditions, chest and shoulder pain be a sign of heart attack as well. Even though it is taken seriously the GP could easily mistake it from the signs or symptoms of Lung cancer. ...read more.

Conclusion

Not just the well-recognised ones like anaemia and thyroid problems, but also more surprising ailments, such as diabetes and food intolerance. Being overweight or underweight can cause tiredness. That?s because your body has to work harder than normal to do everyday activities. If you?re underweight, you have less muscle strength, and you may feel tired more quickly. Tiredness can often be attributed to lifestyle factors, such as drinking too much alcohol, or having a bad diet. If you drink alcohol in the evening, it tends to wake you in the middle of the night. And if you drink a lot regularly, it can make you depressed and affect your sleep. ?I?m always surprised to find how often patients who complain of tiredness are drinking far too much,? says Dr Shah. If you have a disturbed sleep pattern ? for instance if you work night shifts, sleep in the day or look after young children ? it can be difficult to get a good night?s slept, and you?ll feel tired during the day. The GP can easily mistake this by saying your tired because you don?t sleep much or its because of how you live. ...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

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. Physiological Disorders

    If the patient opens up to social worker, he will be able to deal with the mixed kinds of emotions they are experiencing in everyday life. Also social worker will provide moral support to adjust to lifestyle with his medical condition.

  2. Physiological disorder

    Explain the course of the disorder in each individual. Asthma respiratory system An individual that suffers form asthma will affect their lungs and make it very difficult for them to breathe in many situations. This happens because the lungs will struggle to breathe in air to maintain the body

  1. Mental health. Signs and symptoms of depression. How might counselling help someone with Depression?

    Recognizing depression is the first step in treating it. Nearly two-thirds of depressed people do not get proper treatment clinical depression is a very common psychological problem, and most people never seek proper treatment, or seek treatment but they are misdiagnosed with physical illness. This is extremely unfortunate because, with proper treatment, nearly 80% of those with depression can

  2. Lymphoma of the Urinary Bladder

    The Ki-67 staining index within the neoplastic cell was low. BCL2 staining was negative within the follicles confirming the reactive origin. Figure 1a . Figure 1b. Presenting Symptoms From her clinical correspondence notes dated 5th November 2002, she was referred to Urology department, Auckland City Hospital from North Shore Hospital.

  1. Ovarian cancer

    Unfortunately, vaginal sonography and CA 125 have had an increasing number of false positive examinations. Pelvic findings are often minimal and not helpful in making a diagnosis. However, combined with a high index of suspicion, this may alert the physician to the diagnosis.

  2. Explain the signs and symptoms related to Heart Disease and Breast Cancer. Assess possible ...

    All of these symptoms are the result of fluid buildup in your body. When symptoms start, you may feel tired and short of breath after routine physical effort, like climbing stairs. Individuals may also suffer from other symptoms which can include palpitations and unusual breathlessness when exercising or when at rest.

  1. Unit 14 - Physiological disorders Bipolar project

    Happy events result in intensely happy, excited moods. Unhappy events especially the experience of being rejected, criticized, or teased intensely sad feelings. With BMD, mood shifts come and go without any connection to life events. 4. Rapidity of mood shift: Because ADHD mood shifts are almost always triggered by life events, the shifts feel instantaneous.

  2. Abuse - definitions and signs.

    These always happen when the service users receive home care and support. Institutional abuse is the failure of an organisation to protect clients from abuse by: Tolerating or encouraging unprofessional behaviour between staff and not providing proper staff training or supervision.

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