Anemia

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia Case Studies Answers

    Interview: Sickle cell anemia (SCD) is a special form of anemia which is inherited from the parents to the sons, and in which the shape of red blood cells (RBCs) is changed, usually the red blood cells is shaped like round discs, but in sickle cell anemia the red blood cells are shaped like crescent moons, or sickles that leads to the not enough healthy red blood cells which become unable to carry adequate amount of oxygen to the different body organs. Normally the red blood cells are round and flexible moving in an easy way through the blood vessels, in the sickle cell disease the red blood cells are rigid and sticky. These cells of irregular shape may get stuck in the small blood vessels, which can slow down or block the flow rate of blood…

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  • Common Signs And Symptoms And Risk Factors For Anemia

    In other words, anemia may be stimulated by malnutrition, family history of anemia, alcoholism, strict vegan diet, intestinal disorders that affect nutrient absorption of the body, exposure to toxic chemicals, anemia in women during childbearing years, race, and chronic diseases. Signs and Symptoms Fatigue and weakness are the signs of mild anemia. The other signs include pasty or sallow complexion or no color in the palms, gums, nails beds, and lining of eyelids. People who are weak, get…

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  • Microcytic Anemia Case Study Essay

    compromised, and some internal organs over work in compensation for the lack of oxygen resulting in anemia. Anemia is noted when the amount of red blood cells in our body decreases, as well as reduction in the number of the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. The four classifications of anemia are, microcytic, macrocytic, normocytic, and hemolytic anemia. (Buttarro, Trybulski, Polgar Bailey, Sanberg-Cook 2013). The purpose of this discussion is to review microcytic anemia, which could be the…

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  • Iron Deficiency Anemia Research Paper

    Iron Deficiency Anemia Anemia is caused by a low level of red blood cell in the body. Some of the different types of anemia include: iron deficiency, vitamin, sickle cells anemia and thalassemia. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the data presented to determine what type of anemia Ms. A. has. Subjective Data Ms. A is a 26-year old Caucasian woman. Who was taken to the emergency clinic by her golf partner after she started complaining of light headedness, difficulty breathing and lack…

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  • Why Do Illnesses Cause Anemia?

    Not only can illnesses cause anemia, but also anemia can be inherited through genetics. This can be the most mild form of anemia. Most often, when a child is diagnosed as anemic it has most likely been inherited from their mother. Likewise, when a pregnancy induced anemic mother gives birth to her child, it is likely that the child may form or struggle with anemia in his or her life. Furthermore, a person diagnosed with anemia due to genetics should not take more iron than needed. Too much iron…

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  • An Essay On Thalassemia In Children

    There are many people in the world who carry a blood disorder and may not even know they carry the disease until they have children who have it. An estimated one in twenty people in Malaysia carry the disease known as thalassemia, and while there may only be 200,000 cases of thalassemia per year in the United States, the disease is much more prevalent in the Eastern side of the world. There are several types of thalassemia, and the disease is also known as Cooley’s anemia or Mediterranean…

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  • Essay On Raynaud's Disease

    your blood circulation, or the blood vessels in your fingers and toes. We’ve dug into the common causes for cold digits and when they might be cause for concern. Common Causes of Cold Fingers and Toes • Dehydration If you’re adequately hydrated, water will trap heat and release it slowly, keeping your body temperature in a comfortable zone. With less water, your body is more sensitive to extreme temperatures. Water warms you up another way as well. It helps power your metabolism, and a sluggish…

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  • Sickle Baby Observation

    The average life expectancy for females with sickle cell anemia is 48 years. Since both my client’s parents has the sickle cell gene, 25 percent of infants with both parents having the gene will inherit it. Statistics showed that the intake of vitamins E and D, folate, calcium, and fiber as %DRI was lower for children of all ages; also, they are the nutrients of most concern. The Intake of vitamin C, protein, vitamin B-12, riboflavin, and magnesium becomes lower and lower with age. Infants…

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  • Speech On Sickle Cell Disease

    Genetics”). Sickle cells become sickled by one change in the hemoglobin substance. The change causes hemoglobin to produce long rods in the red blood cells when it is preparing to give oxygen away for respiration. After giving a small amount of oxygen away the rods turn rigid, causing the red blood cells to stop in a permanent sickled/crescent form (“Sickle Cell Disease: Sickle Cell Information Center”). Normal red blood cells live up to an average of one hundred and twenty days, whereas the…

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  • Hookworm Disease Essay

    anaemia. Vitamin C promotes absorption is iron and for it vitamin C rich foods like lemon * Supplementation of iron and folate tablets - Supplementary feeding through ICDS programme for pregnant women, lactating mothers and young children as also distribution of IFA supplements to women, adolescent girls and children have not met with much success. Nutritional iron deficiency is common in developing nations. An estimated two-thirds of children and of women of childbearing age in most developing…

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