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.


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. participating in an activity, and they also start to forget things. The right hemisphere deals more with visual imagery, sound and also movement. , If this part of the brain gets damaged the patient can have difficulties in walking she may fall or trip whilst doing something. The behaviour towards something can change she might try things which are impossible for e.g. attempting to drive a car. Also they develop a loss in short-term memory they will have problem in recapping their daily life.

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The system of the body which a stroke affects is a nervous system. If one side of the brain is affected the other part of the brain stops to work.

Stroke can affect a person in different ways this depends on the type of stroke and the area of the brain affected. Emotions are developed in the brain it tells the body our senses for e.g. hear, smell or taste. If this happens the stoke patients may have mood swings so they might cry over little things. Stroke often causes people to loose their mobility and they may not ...

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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. ***