I choose to do mine over the Davon He is a five year old African American male whom recently moved to Chicago. He is visiting a new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical. His mother informs the nurse that she carries sickle cell trait, and she wants to make sure her son Davon gets screened for it. Davon might have the sickle cell trait. According to my research Sickle cells are inherited, and can be passed from generation to generation. Sickle cells are caused by a mutation in the gene that tells your body to produce the hemoglobin, the red iron rich compound that gives your blood color. Hemoglobin allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to all the different parts of your body. Having abnormal hemoglobin causes red blood cells to come sticky misshaped and rigid (Mayo Clinic, 2014). Hemoglobin S and Hemoglobin C are abnormal types of hemoglobin. Normal red blood cells are soft and round and can squeeze through tiny blood tubes (vessels). Normally, red blood cells live for about 120 days before new ones replace them. People with sickle cell conditions make a different form of hemoglobin A called Hemoglobin S (which stands for sickle). Red blood cells that have hemoglobin s don’t live as long as a normal red blood cell. They end up becoming stiff and have difficulty being able to be pass through the body small blood vessels (Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, 2014). Which makes the blood flow unevenly and makes it hard for the blood to be able to reach the body parts it needs to. When the blood doesn’t reach the places in the body that it need to it than in the long run will cause damage. In the statement it doesn’t state any symptoms that the patient Davon has, it just states that his mother has it which puts him at a higher risk of getting this. Some symptoms would include things like Delayed growth, having vision problems, hand-foot syndrome, frequent infections, episodes of pain, and anemia. That didn’t say if he had any of those symptoms though, although being checked at the doctor they would be able to pick up within their records if they have been having any delayed growth. Or they would be able to share the different types of things that they are experiencing. Some complications may increase with sickle cell, if people are in these types of situations including being under pressure, like going diving down in the ocean. Low oxygen levels in the air, like if someone is mountain climbing. Dehydration, and high altitudes if they are flying in an air plane (CDC, 2014). Making sure that you are very cautious of these things when people have sickle cell disease is very important and something that you need to be cautious of at all time because your
There are many disorders of blood which some can be treated and cured and others cannot. Every component of blood plays an essential part to make the blood flow evenly and thoroughly throughout the body. There are many disorders that have deficiency for the certain item that should be eating through a daily diet. When the body doesn’t review these certain vitamins and proteins to help the body work correctly it can result in a neurological and internal change of the…
According to the Mayo clinic, 7-8% of human body weight is from blood. This essential fluid carries out the critical functions of transporting oxygen and nutrients to our cells and getting rid of carbon dioxide, ammonia, and other waste products. Blood is a highly specialized tissue composed of more than 4,000 different kinds of components. Three of the four most important ones are red cells, platelets, and plasma. If an individual suffered…
The doctor will perform a blood test to see if the child has normal hemoglobin A and abnormal hemoglobin. The nurse will use a glass tube to extract blood from the child. The plasma proteins and platelets will start to from a clot. The test will find an abnormal hemoglobin S in the red blood cells if the child carries the sickle cell trait. It is common in sickle cell traits to have a little more hemoglobin A than hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin A aids in the red blood cells moving oxygen to the body…
The blood disorder I covered is Pernicious anemia, this is a deficiency that doesn’t allow the body to absorb enough B-12 into the body. Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient required for optimal neuro-cognitive and cardiovascular function. The body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells. The lack of producing enough B12 leads to a weakened nervous and digestive system. In adults typical symptoms include loss of energy, blurred vision, and abnormal gait.
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What is a blood disorder?
There are many types of blood disorders that
are treated in different ways depending on the
type and severity of the disorder. Only few
people with blood disorders will need a stem
cell transplant. Some are easily treated while
others are life-threatening.
Blood disorders can affect any part of your
Red blood cells which carry oxygen round
White blood cells which fight infection.
i.e. black and white coats
in animals, AB blood type in humans.
A. There are multiple (more than 2) versions of the same basic allele.
B. The glycoprotein “hands” of red blood cells is a classic example. These “hands” (antigens) identify the blood types.
One dominant allele results in the presence of A antigens on the surface of red blood cells. Another dominant allele
results in the presence of B antigens on the surface of red blood cells. A third allele results in no antigen…
Hemophilia is a lifelong, inherited disorder that causes abnormal bleeding. It is a disorder of one’s blood-clotting system, where the plasma part of the blood does not have enough protein to help blood clot. This means that if you have hemophilia, you will bleed for a longer time if you have a cut than others that do not have hemophilia. The danger of this disorder is that one can have deep internal bleeding or bleeding into one’s joints.
There are three types of hemophilia, type A, B, and C…
WHAT IT IS
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FLOW TO THE
PLAQUE BUILD-UP IN
CAN LEAD TO
HEART FAILURE, OR
ASSESS CARDIAC AND RESPIRATORY
STATUS, VITALS, ANY
MANIFESTATIONS OF PAIN, SOB, OR
CHEST PAIN. ENCOURAGE LIFESTYLE
CHANGES TO INCLUDE…
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that can be physical, behavioral or psychological usually ending in death if not treated properly by a physician. Anorexia nervosa can take over every organ in the body. An individual (male or female) has a fear of being overweight, even if they are underweight. It is hard to realize when he or she is suffering from anorexia nervosa if you do not know the signs or symptoms of this eating disorder. It can take over an individual’s life unless…
Hemophilia is a rare genetic blood clotting disorder that primarily affects males. People living with hemophilia do not have enough of, or are missing, one of the blood clotting proteins naturally found in blood. Two of the most common forms of hemophilia are A and B. In persons with hemophilia A (also called classic hemophilia), clotting factor VIII is not present in sufficient amounts or is absent. In persons with hemophilia B (also called Christmas disease), clotting factor…