Explain the Potential Effects of Five Different Life Factors on the Development of an Individual.

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Rachel Fry - P2- Explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual.

Life Factors
There are five life factors that can effect a person’s growth and development, these are; • Genetic • Biological • Environmental • Socioeconomic • Lifestyle

Genetic Factors

Determinism/Choice and Interaction
Determinism is the belief that your future is fixed or determined, either by what you have genetically inherited or by your social environment and experience. The alternative to determinism is choice and interaction this is the belief that people can take control of their own lives through the choices they make. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘free will’ viewpoint.

Genetic
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Bilirubin (which causes the yellow color) from these broken down cells builds up in the system causing jaundice.

• Priapism. A painful obstruction of the penis by sickle cells. If not promptly treated, it can result in impotence.
Any and all major organs are affected by sickle cell disease. The liver, heart, kidneys, gallbladder, eyes, bones, and joints can suffer damage from the abnormal function of the sickle cells and their inability to flow through the small blood vessels correctly. Problems may include the following: • Increased infections • Leg ulcers • Bone damage • Early gallstones • Kidney damage and loss of body water in the urine • Eye damage • Multiple organ failure

Development Delays in reference to a child aged 6-18

Physical Development – Due to the low levels of red blood cells, this hinders the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to organs, tissues and cells. People with Sickle Cell Anemia will have a lower than average height and weight than those with normal hemoglobin. This lower than average height and weight continues until late adolescence. Many children with sickle cell anemia will also experience puberty at a later stage at around 13-14 years of age for girls and 13½-14½ years of age for boys, rather than the average age of puberty for children who are unaffected by sickle cell anemia…