Essay on Life Factors and the Effects on the Development of Individuals

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P2. Lifestages of development – life factors and the effects on the development of individuals.
In this task for P2, I am going to describe five life factors and the effects on the development of individuals.

Helen is 38, when she was 25 she married to George who was 27 but is now 40. They have now lived together for 13 years in a flat. They have 3 children; Lily is who is 11, Karina is who is 8 and Adam is whom is 2. They are all live together in the same flat with Helen’s father who is called Slim and is 73 years old. They live in a very small flat which has two bed rooms, a living room, a kitchen and a toilet. They have very poor income because none of the parents works. They only get child benefit which isn’t enough for them. There are many factors that would affect their developments, here are the main factors:

Life factors (Genetic) – Asthma
Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause breathlessness. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. These are the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If a person has asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. When he/she comes into contact with something that irritates his/her lungs that is known as an activate, the airways become thin, the muscles around them tighten and there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm). This leads to symptoms including: difficulty breathing, breathless and a tight chest.

A severe onset of symptoms is known as an asthma attack. Asthma attacks may require hospital treatment and can sometimes be dangerous. For some people with long-lasting asthma, long-term inflammation of the airways may lead to more enduring thinning. If a person is identified with asthma as a child, the symptoms may disappear during their teenage years. However, asthma can return in adulthood. Moderate to severe childhood symptoms are more likely to continue or return later in life. Although asthma does not only start in young people, but can develop at any age.

Asthma can also be made worse by certain activities, such as work. For example, some nurses develop asthma symptoms after experience with latex. This is often referred to as work-related asthma or professional asthma. While there is no treatment for asthma, there are a number of treatments that can help effectively control the condition. However the treatment is based on two important goals which include: releasing symptoms and stopping future symptoms and attacks from developing. Treatment and prevention involves a mixture of medicines, lifestyle advice, and identifying and then avoiding possible asthma triggers.

Asthma symptoms are often worse at night, which means a person might wake up some nights coughing or with a tight chest. If a person has asthma symptoms during or after exercise, then they might breathe faster than they usually breathe or get a tight chest. Most people with asthma can eat a normal, healthy diet; others with asthma may have food-based allergic triggers and will need to avoid foods such as cows' milk, eggs, fish, shellfish and nuts.

This would have effect on the individual’s development because while they are doing something they might stop doing it because they get breathlessness, especially when they are doing sport activities. This can have affect on physical development because they can’t take part in activities that improve stamina. Furthermore they might not be able to join in a play with their friends and have fun; this can affect their social development. They may miss lots of school for appointments or because of illness therefore this would affect their intellectual development. Children may often feel very ache and tried, and also bored while they are sitting in their class and listening to their teacher for a long time of period, this would affect their…