alerted hormone signaling, and genetics. Women are normally affected during their childbearing years and develop pain in the pelvic region, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), and pain with sexual intercourse (dyspareunia). Other features include infertility and an ovarian mass, which is typically felt on physical examination. Individuals may experiences gastrointestinal or urinary symptoms if ectopic endometrial tissue is next to the bladder or rectum.
mean? Basically, somatoform disorders include mental factors that are often caused by physical symptoms, but no physical source or psychological cause. The symptoms therefore are imagined, but that does not bring light to the situation that it causes distress and can often be long-term (Kenny, 2011). The DSM-V, the Diagnostic and Statistical manual released in May of 2013 now classifies it as, “Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders.” This new name groups together many categories of disorders linked to
Arthritis What is the health problem? Most common types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), Fibromyalgia and Gout Arthritis is a joint pain or disease, that can also carry other side effects Joint arthritis symptoms include: swelling and pain, and an overall decrease in mobility Physical appearances may also be affected, and in some cases of joint arthritis, one might experience slightly bulky knuckles and joints Arthritis can also affect other
It is widely believed that in order for an individual to feel pain, there must be some degree of physical damage. This is one of the greatest falsehoods in the study of pain, as there are many painful experiences that are not related to any known physical damage and that do not have an evident or ultimate cause (Wall & Melzack, 2008). Migraine is one example of a disorder that affects one tenth of the population and generally does not have an evident or definite known cause at this point in the history
about the somatic symptom disorder intrigues me. I have never actually heard of this disorder before, but hypochondria is about the closest to a somatic disorder that I have learned about. Now, the first thing that really caught my attention about this disorder was the definition about it, “People with somatic symptom disorder become excessively distressed, concerned, and anxious about bodily symptoms that they are experiencing, and their lives are greatly disrupted by the symptoms” (Comer, 2014).
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Many people experience symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, but many do not see a doctor to get treatment. This common bowel disorder affects millions of people, and is one of the major causes of disability and absenteeism. Although it is not a serious threat to health, it reduces the quality of life and can lead to depression. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? IBS is a functional disorder that causes abdominal cramping, pain, bloating, diarrhea and/or
2008, para. 1). In sickle cell anemia, the hemoglobin is flawed. As a result, the cells become sickle shaped and can’t travel as easily through blood vessels. Sickle cell anemia is an illness which has one primary cause, but a variety of symptoms and treatments. Like most illnesses, sickle cell anemia has one primary cause. In order for sickle cell anemia to occur, a sickle cell gene must be inherited from both the mother and the father, so that the child has two sickle cell genes (Shiel, 2006,
Ageism can cause physicians to consistently treat older patients unequally compared to younger adults. Unequal treatment can be divided into the under-treatment of symptoms and the over-treatment of symptoms. The imbalance in how a physician would treat a geriatric patient is ageist because the older adult is not getting fair treatment in every case. Under-treatment and over-treatment are different; however, they are both equally as harmful to a patients health. One consequence of a caregiver having
have it and not acknowledge it. We might have the symptoms and signs and think it is something else, CTS or also known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very common in people now a days. According to Jennifer Wipperman and Loren Potter in The Journal of Family Practice states, 3% of American adults are generally overwrought by it(Wipperman & Potter, 2012). What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, what major signs and symptoms come behind it? What are my treatment options? An interesting statistic in The Journal
can cause gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation. It usually does not lead to further diseases. Most people can control the symptoms through diet, stress management and medication. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Inflammatory bowel diseases include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It can lead to severe bowel problems, abdominal pain and malnutrition. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can also be painful and debilitating. Medication can eliminate symptoms, in addition to prevent flare-ups