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Physiological Disorders -strokes and diabetes

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Maria Dadra Unit 14- Physiological Disorders Title: Nature and diagnosis of two physical disorders. In this assignment I will be looking at the nature of two named physiological. I will explain its signs and symptoms and asses possible difficulties involved in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms. Stroke The first physiological disorder which I will be looking at is stroke. Stroke is more like a 'brain attack' which happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. There are two types of strokes which is Ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke. Ischaemic is when the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked by a blood clot or a fatty material. Haemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding inside the brain when a blood vessel bursts and bleeds into the brain. For the Brain to function it needs a constant blood supply which provides nutrients and oxygen to the brain cells. Many Parts of the brain has a particular function or ability to do something. It is divided into two sides, the left hemisphere which controls what you think and language, it tells you what the body parts do for e.g. movement. If this is damaged the patient may have problems in speech and language, she may need a lot of help in doing this e.g. ...read more.


Smoking is an important risk factor for a stroke; this can affect your health and also be a risk factor for developing a stroke. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of stroke, it can make differences in staying fit and healthy even a little bit can make a change in your health. A morning walk or swimming could help you throughout the day but to much of physical activity should not be done because it can affect your balance and you can fall and hurt yourself Employment can be difficult due to the fact that stroke has badly affected your body, there are low chances you could go to work when you've had stroke. For example you might have paperwork where you work however it maybe difficult the fact you are using your eyesight and it as been affected this is related in any work you do. These are the specific signs when observing a stroke you might develop sudden numbness of an arm, leg or face this especially one side of the body. However it is important when you are having a stroke the person you is next to you should make sure you don't move and call you're local emergency number (112).When you recognise someone having a stroke this is what you would see and act: F - Facial weakness: Can the person smile? ...read more.


Weight loss can affect your appetite which may be able to increase. You get thrush where it becomes irritating and itchiness around the gentiles especially. The signs and symptoms for type 2 diabetes is quite similar to diabetes, a person with type 2 get thirsty, frequent urination, being overweight can be considered to eating fatty food, itchiness of the gentile areas and infections on the skin such as boils. It is considered that some risk factors in type 2 can be that people who are overweight or obese. You get bruises and cuts which take time to heal. It also can run in the family which might be that you've have got it to however it is known to common in Asian and African- Caribbean people . Diabetes patients will have to change the way they eat, it should be healthy and also it should be well balanced diet. A nutrientally diet is expected the most. Lack of exercise will consider you blood sugar levels to go up, to not prevent this happening it is important that physical activity is undertaken for example going swimming, playing tennis or even a walk will do. Avoid excessive smoking because it can affect the overall health this also can make you getting out of breath quickly and lead to lack of exercise. You could also be smoking due to stress however you should also overcome this. Reduce sugar and check the food you eat you should always check your sugar levels. Refrences. http://catalog.nucleusinc.com/displaymonograph.php?MID=88 http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&defl=en&q=define:insulin&sa=X&psj=1&ei=e_NSTdOMF4m7hAf2uOCICQ&ved=0CB4QkAE ...read more.

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A good start to the essay but it is unfinished. The writer has discussed a stroke well but there is inadequate information on the second condition.

The work is generally factually correct but there are a a few errors. The work could be enhanced by discussing how the disease may affect the person in their everyday life.


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