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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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  • Does High Fiber Diet Prevent Asthma

    strong scented sprays should also be far from the patient. This will be a good strategy to keep the patient off the risky point of using inhalers. The homemade food should be served warm and ensure that it is a balanced diet with more of high fiber recipes such as vegetables and fruits. Take water in plenty to facilitate digestion and enhance faster reduction of asthmatic episodes. • High fiber diet comprises two types, i.e. the soluble and insoluble diet whereby the low fiber diet is said to…

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Analysis

    This model does not treat the body with accurate proof, but rather uses assumption for the diagnosis. Additionally, the medical model declares that illnesses are solely due to an irregular functioning body (Reuter, 2016). This is explained with the various symptoms associated with IBS such as gas, constipation, diarrhea and so forth (Jacobsen, 2001, 1). The medical model does not take into account the social factors that may be affecting a person’s disease like unemployment, access to food,…

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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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  • Hirschsprung's Disease Research Paper

    If your child eats solid foods, include high-fiber foods. Offer whole grains, fruits and vegetables and limit white bread and other low-fiber foods. Because a sudden increase in high-fiber foods can worsen constipation at first, add high-fiber foods to your child's diet slowly. If your child isn't eating solid foods yet, ask the doctor about formulas that might help relieve constipation. Some infants might need a feeding tube for a while. Increase fluids. Encourage your child to drink more…

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Case Study

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a communal disorder that disturbs the large intestine in 5-20% of adults. With this gastrointestinal disorder, it would commonly give a person abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, constipation, diarrhea, and gas. Irritable bowel syndrome is classified into four different categories which are IBS with constipation (IBS-C), IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D), mixes IBS (IBS-M), and un-subtype IBS (IBS-U) (Bethesda, 2013). There are patients that have reported discontinuous…

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  • Nursing Observation

    Monitor circulatory and respiratory status and urinary function carefully. Periodically assess postoperative respiratory and bladder function, and immediately report respiratory rate below 12 breaths per minute. Assess for bowel function, This drug may cause constipation. Patient teaching. If drug is used post-surgery encourage patient to turn, cough and breathe deeply to prevent lung problems. Instruct patient to avoid hazardous activities until CNS effect subside. (Lippincott, Williams,…

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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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  • Constipation Business Plan

    Constipation Diet Plan for those with IBS In those with IBS, foods high in fiber can cause symptoms related to the disorder. If you suffer from chronic constipation, high fiber foods can help get the bowels regular. Constipation in people who suffer from IBS can be helped by consuming more fluids, adding fiber, and watching the size of the meal they eat. Increases in fiber should be done slowly over a few weeks. What causes IBS Pain in the abdomen, gas, and bowel movements which are…

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