HCA240 Week 1-DQ 2 - student would ask ANSWER Cystic...

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WK1 DQ2 Due Date: Day 4 Select a genetic disorder from the list below. o Huntington‘s disease o Achondroplasia o Cystic fibrosis o Sickle cell anemia o Phenylketonuria o Down syndrome Navigate to the healthfinder® Web site. Use the alphabetic index under Diseases, Conditions and Injuries on the left side of the page to locate your selected genetic disorder. Post your response to the following: Describe to a 7th-grade student what they would expect to see if a person was diagnosed with your selected genetic disorder. How would you express the disease symptoms and at least one current treatment method in a way the student could easily understand? Respond to your classmates‘ posts by asking clarification questions a 7th-grade science
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Unformatted text preview: student would ask. ANSWER Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited genetic disorder, meaning that this disease is passed down from the parents. Both parents must have passed the faulty CF gene onto their child, but the parents most likely do not have cystic fibrosis themselves. Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis will vary in extremity from person to person, but would most likely include lung and digestive problems. Treatments for cystic fibrosis are constantly getting better and people with CF are now living into their forties and fifties. Early treatments for this genetic disorder would include medicine, nutritional therapy, respiratory therapy, and exercise....
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