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Iron is the main component that makes up hemoglobin (the red pigments that give blood its red color). Other than giving the blood its color, hemoglobin is the main agent that transports oxygen from the lungs to various cells of a human body. Thus, low levels of iron in the blood means that the blood cannot transport sufficient oxygen to other part of the body. In normal condition iron absorption and assimilation is lower than other macro elements such as sodium. Iron deficiency results from loss of blood through severe hemorrhage resulting from injuries and menstruation in women. In such condition, the body loses iron at a rate that is above natural replenishment through dietary intake. According to the case study, Ms A is 26 years and hence she is at the height of her menstrual cycle. Possibly Ms A has never given birth and, therefore menstruation is the only major cause of blood loss from her body. The main factor supporting the diagnostic claim is her experience of dysmenorrheal. Dysmenorrheal is a throbbing pain on the lower abdomen caused by strong contraction of uterine muscles. The condition is associated with low levels of prostaglandin blood. Clearly, this shows that her body has low level of blood resulting from iron deficiency. Unlike other components that form the blood such as proteins and water, iron is less abundant in the body (Mody, Brown, Wechsler, 2003). ...
Both conditions results from low levels of blood a condition that is associated with iron deficiency. Thus, the patient is likely to be suffering from iron deficiency anemia. Case Study #2 Cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure are physiological conditions, which lower the heart pumping ability. This means that the heart cannot pump sufficient blood to meet the metabolic requirements of the body. Patients undergoing therapies and treatment for CHF condition require adequate care to enable them cope with their medication and lead a quality life. As a caregiver, I will purpose at identifying the best treatment plan for Mr. P and ensuring that he leads quality life. According to Mr. P’s background information, I will emphasis on lifestyle changes that are aimed at quality life. Thus, he will be required to adopt a new diet and a physical exercise routine. In addition, my approach will be aimed at empowering the patient into understanding their condition so that they can facilitate in improving their own health. I will also encourage his wife to contribute into the care-giving plan as a family caregiver. Treatment plan and rationale The patient will be required to undergo regular assessments for abnormal heart and lung sounds, blood pressure and pulses, skin temperature and oxygen saturation. This assessment will be aimed at ensuring that the patient is not at risk of acquiring other opportunistic conditions such as renal failure. Assessment of body temperature will provide information on accumulation of waste products in the bloodstream, which impairs oxygen intake and transportation. Assessing cardiac glucose will reduce cardiac workload hence minimize myocardial oxygen consumption. This assessment will facilitate dietary control and regular
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Ms. A is experiencing symptoms of fatigue and shortness in breath which depicts that she is suffering from iron deficiency anemia (Bostock 21). One of the major causes of iron deficiency anemia is blood loss (Cullis 290). This further reaffirms Ms. A’s iron deficiency anemia because she has been suffering from menorrhagia and dysmenorrheal for more than 10 years.
Red blood cells flow in our body through substance and they carry oxygen known as haemoglobin, and Platelets make the clots in the blood.
Iron is the key nutrient which will keep the red blood cells to store and carry oxygen to every part of the body. So if there is a lack of oxygen in the body, the organs and tissues will not get sufficient oxygen in the body as they normally do.
Insufficient iron in the diet is regularly seen in undeveloped countries, but is also prevalent on low income communities of countries where there is widespread industry and in which the average standard of living is high. Anemia may result from iron depletion and, frequently, it develops gradually with minor or no symptoms.
Under the condition of severe anemia, iron injections are preferred choice so that the supply of the iron can be fulfilled at faster pace to make healthy red blood cells. Low iron levels usually are due to blood loss, poor diet, or an inability to absorb enough iron from food.
During pregnancy, blood in the body increases over 50 percent. Haemoglobin is needed for the production of additional blood (Viteri 42).
Many pregnant women do not have enough iron to meet the increasing demands in their bodies,
Statistics show that more than three million people are anemic in the United States and women and individuals with terminal conditions are more susceptible to the condition. Three major factors have been identified to cause anemia. Excessive loss of blood through such