As time has grown, thousands and thousands of diseases have been introduced, studied, and diagnosed. In 2002, Morgellons disease was publicly introduced, but it does not possess the ability to be easily understood and comprehended despite several studies. Due to multiple cases involving patients containing symptoms with no clear relation to any study or peer-reviewed literature, a numerous amount of medical professionals have begun to believe that this disease of the integumentary system has become derived from actual patient and not a medical professional, concluding that it merely does not exist. After multiple cases have been performed regarding Morgellons disease and the results of those cases have been studied, it is medically obvious …show more content…
The study conducted provided information that is completely necessary in the comprehension process of this particular undefined disease of the integumentary system. A collection of demographic information, medical history, post medical history, social history, and information collected from the physical examination, as well as a history of the present illness all provided the necessary information in order to conclude the study. The case study revealed that the amount of male and female patients involved remained the same, physical stress of the body was not uncommon, many patients suffered from Bipolar disorder or some other psychiatric illness, as well as a dramatically reduced exercise capacity. The patients also admitted to being exposed to unhygienic places and experiencing extreme fatigue. All patients reported weight gain, averaging to 33 pounds. Half of the patients involved were experiencing a recurring fever, as well as headaches, tinnitus, short-term memory, and visual aberrancies. All patients contained a high pulse, often experiencing arrhythmias. Eight out of the twenty-five patients involved in the case study were previously diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and/or Hypercalcemia, whereas three out of
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My grandmother suffered with thyroid and use to always ask me if I had thyroids. I remember a time when she told me to get a quarter and some iodine to put on my stomach above my navel. She told me if it changed colors that I had thyroids. Also, because I felt so drained most of the time and would swell in my body often, she had me to consult with my physician about the matter. My grandmother was a very intelligent woman that was very health conscience about herself and her family.
The exact mechanism of the autoimmune disease is unknown. Some of the medications that increase the risk of Hashimoto’s disease are called interferon, lithium, and amiodaron. The environmental radiations that one would be exposed to can increase the risk of getting hypothyroidism as well as having the Hashimoto’s Disease. The symptoms of the disease can develop after a pregnancy and a viral illness. Symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease tend to develop slowly over a period of several years. There are several different symptoms a couple of the visual symptoms are the enlargement of the thyroid and growth of the nodular. Other symptoms for the disease are that of being fatigue, having an intolerance for the cold, the menstrual cycle changes as well as infertility, can have an unexplained weight gain can happen and many more symptoms. There are some experiences of the patient having tenderness and prolonged pain, but pain is not a common symptom of the
Other common features include self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, excessive exercising, distorted body image, and morbid preoccupation with energy intake. Physical findings include dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, hypothermia, poor peripheral circulation and even circulatory failure, cardiac arrythmias, hepatic steatosis, and ovarian and uterine regression (Bryant-Waugh and Lask, 1995).
This piece is written by Mark Colvin, a professor of Sociology in the Department of Justice Studies at Kent State University, as the introduction to the book “Descent into Madness” by Mike Rolland. On February 2nd & 3rd, 1980 one of the maximum security prisons in New Mexico experienced one of the most violent riots in the history of American Correctional System. This is often referred to as The New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot. The riot lasted for 36 hours, and in those 36 hours there were 33 deaths. There was one other inmate who dies a couple of months later due to the injuries incurred in that riot. It is estimated that about 200 inmates were severely injured or raped in the riot. It is no surprise
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is considered an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid, first discovered in 1912, by a Japanese doctor, Hakaru Hashimoto. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis disease is currently considered a genetically predisposed disorder caused by both environmental and endogenous conditions. Genetically predisposed Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, occurs more often in Caucasians over other ethnicities. Environmental factors that produce the autoimmune disorder are infections, disproportionate iodine intake, drugs, as well as chemical and radiation exposure, according to Syrenicz, Anhelli (2013) This paper will discuss the importance of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis disease, symptoms, Metabolic and Physiological effects, treatment options, and side effects associated with treatments.
Then there is generalized erythema rapidly followed by the development of flaccid blisters and desquamation, as seen in this patient. The mucous membranes are not involved, which is also consistent with our patient. The surrounding areas of her face were involved, but the mucous membranes were spared. This condition is also associated with a positive Nikolsky sign. A Nikolsky sign is the ability to extend the area of superficial sloughing by applying gentle lateral pressure on the surface of the skin at an apparently uninvolved site. This was found incidentally in our patient when the adhesive tape of an IV line was removed resulting in sloughing off of the skin below it. Furthermore, due to the sloughing off of skin with pressure, there tends to be increased desquamation in areas of mechanical stress like the flexural areas, buttocks, hands, and feet. If SSSS is suspected, cultures should be obtained from the blood, the urine, the nasopharynx, the perianal area, and any other abnormal skin or suspected focus of infection. The intact bullae are sterile and will come back without growth. In this patient, blood cultures had no growth to date and the pan-cultures from the mouth, nares, eyes, and anus were non-specific. Diagnosis for SSSS is usually clinical, although it may be confirmed with skin biopsy that shows a cleavage plane in the lower stratum
Outline the causes, incidence and risk factors of the identified condition and how it can impact on the patient and family
Has a medical professional diagnosed you with Hashimoto’s disease? Or has a doctor given a Hashimoto’s disease diagnosis to someone close to you, perhaps in your family? You must be wondering how this could happen. What will you need to do now? How will this affect your day-to-day life? What happens next? What does the future likely hold for you or your loved one?
L.F, age 91, diagnosed with hypertension, dementia, and hx of falls. The clients general skin pigmentation had no deviations or abnormals from normal skin color, expect for on the clients left buttock. The area on the buttock was red, but still blanchable. The skin was warm to palpate in all areas of body expect for her hands. The clients hands were cold to touch but no problems or complaints noted from the patient. Skin turgor tested on clients sternum and top of hand. Skin turgor was loose and returned to normal baseline within one second. The clients skin was soft to touch, with only small area of dryness located on the clients buttock. Client had many winkles all over body. There was no odor detected on client. Deodorant was used during
Head and Neck: Patient skull is of normocephalic, atraumatic and without masses. The patient 's facial expression and facial contours are normal. The parotid glands are normal. The sinuses are non-tender. Palpation of the temporal and masseter muscles reveals normal strength of muscle contraction. There is symmetry of the nasolabial folds. There is no facial droop noted. Trachea midline. Thyroid is smooth, no goiter or
There are times where specialists require some assistance in discovering the particular issues and states of their patients. At the point when specialists need to be certain about what their patients' conditions are, they take body liquid or tissue tests from them and forward these examples to the pathology advisors.
What would you do if you had brain disease? The brain is the most important part of the human body. Without it, you would not be able to think, and more importantly, you would be dead. Two serious brain diseases are brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease. A brain tumor is a massive growth of abnormal cells in the brain. There are many types of brain tumors. Some may be benign, which is noncancerous, or they may be malignant, which is cancerous (Brain Tumor). Alzheimer's disease is an unstoppable brain disease that gradually damages one's memory and thinking. Eventually, the ability to do simple tasks everyday even becomes destroyed. For most people, Alzheimer's disease show after the age of 60. This is known as late onset AD. Early onset is