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  • Nurse Constipation In The Elderly

    One of the common issues within the aging population is constipation, which impacts one’s normal bowel habits and overall health. However, everyone undergoes constipation at one point in their lifetime, regardless of age. There are several causes that lead to this discomforting situation, and many individuals are not comfortable opening up about this feeling to health care providers. The purpose of this paper is to discuss constipation concerns within older adults and how nurses can promote healthy bowel movements in the elderly. Constipation is referred to as a gastrointestinal disorder followed by a set of symptoms. According to Day (2014), symptoms include hard stool, infrequent defecation leading to discomfort, and difficulty in…

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  • The Morality Of Active And Passive Euthanasia

    I believe that Mr. Rachels would agree with my argument above. In his article titled “Active and Passive Euthanasia,” he explains two scenarios; a case involving a patient with incurable throat cancer, and another involving a baby with Down’s syndrome and a easily treatable intestinal blockage. Though these arguments cover a wide range of cases, they don’t appear to apply to Ms. Reese’s case. Throughout James Rachels’ discussion of the morality of active versus passive euthanasia, he fails to…

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  • Ulcerative Colitis Research Paper

    Numerous studies have been done on the causes and effects of Ulcerative Colitis in the body that ultimately begin and progress through the large intestine. These studies have led to information that allows physicians to help their patients control the symptoms of this disease and enable them to lead a normal life. However, through the research that has been done no significant information has led to the cure of this disease or what truly causes it in the first place. The cause for this disease…

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  • Intussusception Case Study Essay

    and Samanides, 2009) Signs and Symptoms The presentation of intussusception is different depending on the population of the patients. Pediatric patients seem to have more signs and symptoms than adult patients. The signs and symptoms of intussusception in the adult population is nonspecific. However, the most common symptom is intermittent abdominal pain. Other symptoms included nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Adult patients can also present with signs and symptoms that mimic partial bowel…

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  • Should Vaccines Be Required Essay

    About 4,500 children may develop serious adverse effects involving life-threatening conditions, hospitalization, permanent disability, or death each year from vaccines ("Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System," n.d.). This a very high number of serious adverse effects per year. It is hard to understand that even with this number so high, discussion of the possible requirement of all children to have vaccines are in debate. Vaccines should not be required for children because the government…

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  • Constipation In A Dog Essay

    It’s no secret that the nutrients in a dog’s food play a direct role in how healthy the dog will be. There is proof that high fiber content in a dog’s food can prevent many health concerns. If you want to offer the most nutrition to your dog then it’s vital to give him a high fiber diet. Lack of fiber can actually be the cause for many health problems in your pet. Constipation is often caused by a lack of fiber in the diet. You will find quite a selection of these dog foods available to you.…

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  • Constipation Research Paper

    Constipation is one condition, which patients refuse to accept the scientific definition. This definition says less than three bowel movements per week. Respecting the patient’s feeling that if bowels are not moved every day, it is considered constipation, Homeopathy recognizes the inconvenience perceived by patients rather than the dictums of science. Culturally patient experiences dissatisfaction if bowels are not moved every day. When life style correction does not help enough, a need for…

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  • Chronic Constipation Essay

    Introduction Chronic constipation is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders (Liu, 2011). It’s a chronic health problem all over the world (Thomsen et al., 2010) affecting patients of all ages, different cultures, both sexes and ethnicities. But it is commonly prevalent in women, elderly patients and patients with concurrent psychiatric illness (Liu, 2011) which leads to self-medication and/or medical consultation (Dennison et al., 2005). Constipation has an impact on…

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  • Chronic Constipation Analysis

    sources) herbs that would be useful, as well as any dietary recommendations. Constipation is the symptom of a an underlying issue like unhealthy diet, liver dysfunction, or a actual blockage in the system. The cause is the answer for the cure and since long term continuous use of laxatives lead to side effects, finding the cause is essential. Chronic constipation can cause the muscles of the intestines to be less productive causing them to have to be retrained in order to move bowel content…

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  • The Importance Of Constipation Dangerous For My Health

    Excerpts from an article written by Konstantin Monastyrsky entitled ‘Is Constipation Dangerous For My Health?’ stated that Constipation is a condition where the normal, intestinal flora is dead and missing. This flora performs several, important functions. It protects the colon itself from any inflammation-causing pathogens. The alive intestinal flora produces essential B-vitamins and vitamin K, responsible for blood clotting. Third, it governs primary immunity. And fourth — bacteria form…

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