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factors thata effect health and well-being

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Factors that Affect my Clients Health and Well- Being In this section I am going to describe in detail factors that effect my client's health and well-being. For each factor I am going to explain how it affects my client and relate it to the PIES. There are many factors in my client's life that have a positive effect on her health and well-being, which should be maintained. However, there are also some negative factors, which are putting Elizabeth's health and well-being at risk. These factors need to be changed so that Elizabeth can ensure a good standard of health and develop her PIES in a more positive way. Factors that Positively Affect my Client's Health and Well- Being Regular Exercise Elizabeth is a very active person and takes part in a variety of sport. Elizabeth mainly participates in aerobic sports. Aerobic exercise increases the body's demands for oxygen and adds to the workload of the heart and lungs, strengthening the cardiovascular system and helping to increase endurance. Aerobic exercise is exercise that is maintained for long periods of time and is rhythmic in nature. Aerobic activities include: walking, biking, jogging, swimming, aerobic classes and cross-country skiing. Elizabeth will be benefiting in many ways from the exercise she does. For example, Elizabeth is a confident, happy person. There is a lot of evidence to show that taking part in regular exercise helps prevent depression and can improve confidence. Even though Elizabeth has an unbalanced diet, she is a healthy weight. This could be because she is very active and is burning off the extra calories she consumes. Elizabeth's active lifestyle may also help her in the future as well. Diabetes and heart disease runs in Elizabeth's family. Exercise can also help prevent heart disease and diabetes. Exercise increases levels of HDL (good cholesterol), which will reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Exercise also lowers cholesterol and boosts the immune system. ...read more.

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One organ that is effected by alcohol is the liver. Our livers make a special substance that breaks down alcohol and burns it as fuel. But alcohol can damage the liver's ability to do this and too much too often can damage it permanently. Given a chance, the liver can repair a lot of damage. This is why it's important to drink sensibly and have non-drinking days as well as not drinking too much at one time. It is also shown that alcohol can increase your risk of developing cancer. Some of the types including mouth, throat, liver and breast cancer. Another physical risk of alcohol is the effects on the heart. In women past the menopause, small amounts of alcohol (a couple of drinks a day) may reduce the risk of heart disease. However, too much alcohol is likely to cause weight gain, prevent proper exercise and possibly be a cause of heart disease. Heart disease runs in Elizabeth's family so she is already at risk, therefore she needs to take extra care in the amount of alcohol she consumes. Alcohol can also be a cause of stroke. Strokes are caused either by blood clots clogging arteries in the brain or by blood vessels bursting and leaking into the brain. A very heavy session (more than 8 units for men, 6 for women) causes dehydration and makes the blood thicker and more likely to form clots - in the brain and elsewhere. Heavy drinking over a long period of time can also raise blood pressure and can be another cause of stroke. Alcohol can also effect sleeping patterns, something Elizabeth has problems with. Sleep is the body's natural 'maintenance time'. Getting enough of it -especially deep sleep - is essential for mental and physical well-being. Lots of people like to take a drink or two before bed. This is unfortunate because alcohol makes for a poor night's sleep. ...read more.

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Possible side effects of medication include fatigue, impotence, abnormalities in fatty substances in the blood and interference with blood-sugar regulation. However, it depend son the type of medication Elizabeth takes to what side effects she will experience. Elizabeth would be affected physically in many ways if she were to develop heart disease. She would have less energy than before and will be less likely to exercise. This will worsen Elizabeth's condition, especially in the early stages when it may still be possible to prevent it deteriorating. Elizabeth will also be affected intellectually. She will be more likely to take time off work, and when she is in she may mot be performing to the best of her ability. This will be because if she is nay pain or discomfort she will not be able to focus completely on any work she has to do. Also, Elizabeth may have less energy than before, which could affect her in every aspect of her life. Elizabeth will be effected emotionally because she may feel she is letting people down, for example her children, boss etc. This could result in Elizabeth having a negative self-concept. Elizabeth may also have a poor self-image as she is not able to do things as well as she used to. Elizabeth may also become stressed or depressed about her health. Elizabeth would be affected physically if she became stressed or depressed. Elizabeth would also be affected socially. If Elizabeth were to become depressed or stressed as a result of her health then she will be less likely to go out and socialise. This could result in Elizabeth becoming isolated, which will make Elizabeth emotional health and well-being worse. Elizabeth would be affected in many ways if she were to develop heart disease. Overall Elizabeth will be negatively affected in every aspect of her life as a result of the varied negative factors in her life. In conclusion Elizabeth has a range of positive and negative factors that affect her physical, intellectual, emotional and social well-being. ...read more.

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