* Cancer, Heart Disease, Unintentional Injury, Lower Respiratory Disease, CVA, Suicide, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Liver Disease, and Influenza/Pneumonia (El Paso County Health
M. H. states that she is generally in good overall health. No cardiac, respiratory, endocrine, vascular, musculoskeletal, urinary, hematologic, neurologic, genitourinary, or gastrointestinal problems.
A is an 87 year old women, with a long history of health troubles including chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, a pacemaker insertion for her atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, colon cancer, breast cancer, mild cognitive impairment and most recently paranoid psychosis.
The social context influencing Edith’s diagnosis and care began in the emergency room. Depending on the hospital and the time of day there is not always a radiologist available to read CT scans for the emergency room doctors so often they are left to interpret the scans themselves. Unfortunately, this may have been the case for Edith’s scan, therefore eliminating a positive social influence to help check for errors (pg.97). The ER doctor would have benefited from getting another perspective on the scan. Another physician may have focused more on the basal ganglia infract and less on the deterioration of Edith’s white matter of her brain.
The patient has no family history of heart disease or diabetes, however both her parents are on medication for high blood pressure. Her paternal grandmother died of breast cancer at age 47. Her maternal grandmother
During the investigation, The Department discovered Mrs. Lawson's health had declined both mentally and physically over the past year and a half. She now had diagnoses of anxiety disorder, COPD, reflux disease, acute respiratory failure with hypercapnia, hypoxia, Acute hyponatremia, B-12 deficiency, hyperthyroidism, depression, coronary artery disease, acute tubular necrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute exacerbation, and hypokalemia.
There are many famous people who you never knew was in an extraordinary circumstance in their life that affected them in many ways or they had a rare illness. Did you know that Albert Einstein had an extraordinary circumstance? Albert Einstein grew up in a jewish family. His father was a salesman and engineer. His mother was a former pauline koche. He attend an elementary school where he was alienated and struggled with the institution grid pedagogical style.
According to Mason et al., chronic conditions are the number one cause of death in the United States (Mason et al., 2016 p. 275). These chronic illnesses include pulmonary disease, arthritis, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological disease, alcoholism, mental health disorders, gastroenterology conditions, lupus, liver disease, cancers, and many more. While some conditions have uncontrollable risk factors such as age, genetics, gender, and race, society has a large contribution to these poor health conditions as well. Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use, physical and emotional stress, lack of exercise, sleep deprivation, and poor dietary choices all increase the chance of developing a chronic illness.
The clinical features Mrs Lee now 83 is displaying changes to health and cognition noted in the last three to four months, with two transient ischaemic attacks but no significant medical issues. Although currently taking three medications for high blood pressure. Changes in word finding, getting words mixed up and confusing identifying words. Insisting everything is fine showing a lack of insight into her changes or difficulties. Short term memory Mrs Lees has difficulty retaining recent memories, however long term memory appears reasonable. Although Mrs Lees home is reasonably well maintained, she is emaciated and personal hygiene is poor. There is also evidence of emotionally Liable being frequently teary with no reason. History includes
There are many risk factors that one should take into consideration. Having high blood pressure, being inactive and overweight are both very high risk factors. If a family member has diabetes or if a person is African, American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino descent, they also have a greater risk of the disease.
The underlying risk factors include obesity, physical inactivity and an atherogenic diet. The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in this syndrome are smoking, hypertension, increased LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol, aging and a family history of coronary events. The emerging risk factors are increased triglycerides, small LDL particles, insulin resistance, a pro inflammatory and prothrombotic state as well as glucose intolerance. The combination of these factors in one person is a predictor of that person having a future cardiovascular event or the onset of type 2 diabetes (Meigs, 2010). With so many risk factors laying down a set of defined parameters can be daunting. It is no wonder researchers often argue over set guidelines. However with more and more people developing these problems, it is necessary to start somewhere.
An adult individual has been chosen to provide an overview and look at the determinants that affect their health. For the purpose of this essay, the individual will be referred to as George. This is to maintain the individual’s confidentiality and anonymity; therefore, a false name has been used. Consent has been gained to base this essay on the individual.