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Week 4 Assignment: Blood Disorders 1 Week 4 Assignment: Blood Disorders January 15, 2011 Minnie Bryant HCA/240 Natasha Brown
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Week 4 Assignment: Blood Disorders 2 The human blood is one of the most important factors in the body assisting it to operate and function correctly. Blood is a mixture of approximately 2 to 2.25 liters of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets; and 2.75 to 3 liters of plasma. Blood is carried from the heart to every cell of the body through veins, capillaries, and arteries; providing the body with nutrients and oxygen and also carrying away waste products. (How Stuff Works 2009) There a several different types of blood disorders that affect people every day. Blood disorders can be caused from poor diet, hemorrhaging, or genetics; just to name a few. Some disorders have simple treatments; a few examples are: vitamin supplements, antibiotics, or vaccinations; some require not so simple treatments; examples include: blood transfusions, surgery, or lifelong phlebotomy sessions that are repeated anywhere from 1 to 4 times a year. In some instances blood disorders may be the cause of serious illnesses and some deaths. There are various blood disorders, but, Anemia, Sickle cell, and Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia are the disorders that will be explained and discussed in this paper. I will explain the cause(s) of the blood disorders, how they are diagnosed, and treatment for the specific blood disorders. Preventive methods for blood disorders are essential in regards to understanding certain diagnosis. Scenario 1 Amy, a 4-year-old Caucasian female, has been complaining of being tired all the time. She is pale and a picky eater. Her mother is a single mom with a small budget to feed a large family. Amy only eats pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and drinks only artificial fruit punch. Amy is suffering from the Iron Deficiency Anemia blood disorder. This
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Week 4 Assignment: Blood Disorders 3 disorder is one of the most common causes of anemia. Anemia is a condition that develops when the blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. The red blood cells are the main transporters of oxygen to organs. Symptoms of anemia such as fatigue occur
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