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Another reason that can result in iron deficiency anemia is due to hemorrhage. But Amy is basically suffering from anemia because of her imbalanced diet which fails to supply iron to her body according to her requirements as she is a young child and the iron requirement is high in young children. The diagnosis is based on the history of the patient as well as the physical examination in which pallor will be seen and increased heartbeat may also be present. Also clinical tests need to be done which include complete blood count as well as the count of reticulocytes. The treatment needs to be directed towards returning the level of iron and hemoglobin in the blood to normal. If there is severe deficiency, iron supplements need to be provided. The next thing is the correction of the diet and the addition of iron rich foods in the diet. These include meat, eggs as well as fish. Vegetable sources include spinach, green vegetables and lentils. Fruits rich in vitamin C should also be taken because they assist in absorption of iron. These include oranges and strawberries. Prevention of the disease is basically focused on the correction of the diet and the maintenance of a proper healthy diet which contains adequate amount of iron.
Marcus is a 5-year-old African-American male who has just moved to New York City, and is visiting his new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical. His mom tells the nurse that she carries the trait and wants Marcus screened for it.
Marcus’s mother is carrying the sickle cell trait and she wants Marcus to be screened for sickle cell disease which is a condition with a very high preponderance in African-Americans. Sickle cell anemia is a bleeding disorder which is mainly hereditary and is inherited. The disorder results in the synthesis of an abnormal form of hemoglobin which is known as hemoglobin S and it also leads to a decreased lifespan of the red blood cells. This hemoglobin alters the oxygen carrying
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http://www.healthyplace.com (accessed April 23, 2012). This website gives an introduction about the eating disorders that have been on the rise following the twenty first century in today’s younger generation and in children born after the millennium. As the world became a global village, the rises of McDonald’s and KFC’s junk food have become popular.
The most common disorders are bulimia, anorexia nervosa and binge eating. Eating disorders may also prove to be fatal if proper steps aren’t taken at the right time. All three of them are caused due to bad eating habits which are nowadays common and they affect the patient in the same way initially but the consequences deteriorate and differ as the disorder progresses.
Almost ten percent of women and twenty percent of men in the United States are affected by alcohol abuse, most of them commencing in their mid teens. Alcohol intoxication presents in the following signs; the odor of alcohol on the breath or skin, shiny or bloodshot eyes, the individual being strangely unreceptive or argumentative, and/or a decline in the individual’s look or hygiene.
Sleep affects anyone regardless of status in life. Approximately 10 million people in the United States use prescription for sleep showing that a great number of people suffer from sleep disorder. Sleep can become a nightmare if its root cause is not treated.
They involve extreme attitudes towards weight loss and food issues. Unlike in the past, when eating disorders were considered to be largely the psychological concerns of teenage girls, it is now acknowledged that they are serious medical problems which affect physical and mental health, and can even be life-threatening.
Also, such individuals may concern about their body weight or body shape too much. Teenagers and young adults frequently have disorders of this kind; however, they can also develop in childhood or later. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and the like.
Somatoform disorder according to American Psychiatric Association (2000) is defined as mental disorder in which there are symptoms of physical illness or injury but they can’t be fully explained by a general medical condition and are not related to any other medical condition.