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    Chronic Illnesses Essay

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    Define chronic illness I think I have a good understanding about what chronic illness is and how it differs from acute illness. Acute illness and chronic illness are different types of illnesses so they are not managed in the same way. Acute illnesses are those that have a shorter duration and will resolve with time and treatment within a few months so the focus is on treatment how to get rid of the illness. Chronic illnesses on the other hand, have a longer duration and may even be lifelong this means that the focus is still on treating the illness, but in addition to the condition, the provider also focuses on helping the patient manage aspects of living with the condition for an extended period. Recognize the impact of culture on clients…

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    Chronic Pain

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    Chronic pain is defined as a long period of time where the pain persists and does not let down. Chronic pain is very different than acute pain as it is more than just a sensation that lets us know we may have a possible injury. This type of pain is usually due to a medical condition or damage to the body. Chronic pain can cause many different types of feeling and emotions such as hopelessness, anger, anxiety, etc. Some ways to treat chronic pain are through surgery, physical therapy,…

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    Essay On Chronic Pain

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    Chronic pain is a major problem in the U.S. affecting 116 million adults81; more 46 than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined30. Recent estimates claim that 47 chronic pain affects 1.5 billion people worldwide, and these figures are steadily on the 48 rise81. As a result, chronic pain remains a pervasive medical problem consuming a vast 49 amount of health care resources. Treatments for chronic pain in the U.S. can cost up to 50 $635 billion dollars annually30 imposing a substantial…

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    Having multiple chronic diseases can hinder anyone’s ability to be able to live a normal and sufficient life. Wilkinson, Treas, Barnett, and Smith (2015) stated “Long-term illness and disability cause mental, emotional, or physical limitations” (p.294). HS has PCOS, Narcolepsy, severe allergies, asthma, PCS, and TBI. Due to her having all of these conditions it has hindered her growth to be able to have normal social interactions and feel as confident as she could if she didn’t have these…

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    The common name is chronic fatigue syndrome, but other names for this condition are chronic fatigue and immune disorder (CFIDS), myalgic encephalomyelitis, and post viral syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that leaves the person extremely tired. People with chronic fatigue syndrome experience this level of extreme tiredness for six or more months continuously (Rizzo, 2006). Chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to diagnose, because it has many symptoms that correspond with other…

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    Chronic Illness A chronic illness is any medical condition that is long lasting in its effects and that vary greatly both in their essential characteristics and the ways in which they affect families and its adaptive functioning. Some chronic illness get worse over time, while the symptoms of other chronic illnesses will flare up occasionally. Every family is a balanced system and after learning of a patient’s chronic illness, a family will experience some loss of equilibrium. The illness…

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    This study examined the effects of two definitions of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) on two personality traits, Neuroticism and Extraversion. Neuroticism also known as emotional instability. The hypotheses of the study were to associate emotional instability and extraversion traits with chronic fatigue and CFS in a genetically informative sample. Participants were monozygotic and dizygotic twin pairs with at least one twin member was chronically fatigue for at least six…

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    Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Kidney disease(CKD) is also known as Chronic Kidney Failure and is the gradual loss of kidney function. The kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes and excess fluids from the blood, which is than excreted through urine. When CKD reaches an advanced stage, the levels of fluids become very dangerous and it causes electrolytes and wastes to build up in the body.(Mayo Clinic, 2016) Pathophysiological Process CKD occurs when a disease or condition impairs kidney…

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    Chronic Renal Failure

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    takes in a number of toxins and fluids that we should excrete. Chronic real failure is better known as chronic kidney failure and this is where our kidneys are no longer function properly. Your kidneys filter the blood inside you body. The blood contains many toxins and excretes these toxins though urine, if our kidneys do not work eventually our electrolyte levels increase along with fluid. Chronic renal failure just doesn’t happen over night. In the beginning you may not have very many…

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    Chronic Kidney Disease

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    CKD-MBD Chronic kidney disease can reck havoc on the bones. When the kidneys fail to regulate the balance of phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D or when hypooclaemia dn hyperphopahtemia persist, parathyroid hormone will increase to compensate. Although the body is adaptable it will eventually fall behind. According to Ruf & Clifford (2010), "The cornerstone of management of chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder is to maintain normal bone turnover by maintaining adequate PTH and vitamin D…

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