HCA240_Wk4 Assignment_Blood Disorder

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Unformatted text preview: HCA/240 Week 4 Assignment: Blood Disorders Due: Sunday, January 30, 2011 Blood Disorders Iron Deficiency Anemia o 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. In the first scenario, Amy, a four-year-old Caucasian female case seems to have symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, as she is exhibiting some of the symptoms as she is complaining of being tired all the time and pale. Symptoms of anemia, like fatigue occur because organs aren't getting what they need to function properly (WedMD, 2005-2011). Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body does not receive the daily amount of iron needed to produce a sufficient supply of red blood cells or hemoglobin within the body. Every red blood cell contains hemoglobin, which is the part of the cell that carries oxygen. Without the appropriate amount of iron within one's body, the body makes fewer and smaller red blood cells leaving the body with less hemoglobin to distribute oxygen throughout one's body to tissues and cells (WebMD, 2005-2011). Usually a child of Amy's age can develop iron deficiency anemia, as she is a picky eater who only eats pasta, breads, and hot dogs and drinks artificial fruit punch. Iron deficiency anemia can be diagnosed by a physician who will perform an examination and run blood tests, like a CBC (complete blood count) that determines the volume, size, number and hemoglobin content of her red blood cells, as well as checking the blood levels of iron and ferritin, a protein that binds iron in the blood, which may more accurately reflect the bodys iron level. The result of this type of anemia is due to an iron-poor diet and can be controlled or prevented by adding more iron to a persons diet. For treatment of iron deficiency anemia, an iron supplement will be giving in a liquid form of the called Feosol. Children ages 1-12 years- old should have 7-10 milligrams of iron per day (Kids Health, 1995-2011). To prevent or reverse iron deficiency anemia is to eat iron rich foods, such as eggs, dried fruit, red meat, leafy green vegetables along with iron-fortified breads and cereals. Blood Disorders Sickle Cell Anemia o Marcus is a 5-year-old African-American male who has just moved to New York City, and is visiting his new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical. His mom tells the nurse that she carries the trait and wants Marcus screened for it. The next scenario involves Marcus's who just moved to New York and is visiting his new pediatrician for a kindergarten physical.v Marcus's mother mentions to the nurse she carries a trait and wants her son Marcus, a 5 year-old African American male screened for it. The 'trait that his mother is talking about is Sickle cell anemia, as Sickle cell anemia is inherited as an autosomal...
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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