KNH329EXAM4 - NOTES Get notes from 4/12 II What are the consequences of having chronic illnesses III What is Coronary Heart Disease-Leading killer

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NOTES 4/14/11 Get notes from 4/12 II, What are the consequences of having chronic illnesses? III. What is Coronary Heart Disease --Leading killer in US (40% of deaths) --Atherosclerosis a. A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by a deposition of atheromatous plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of large and medium sized arteries. --Ateriosclerosis a. A chronic disease in which thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls result in impaired blood circulation. It develops with aging, and in hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and other conditions. --What are risk factors that can’t be changed? 1. Increasing age 2. Gender 3.Heredity --What are the major risk factors you can modify, treat, or control by changing your lifestyle or taking medicine? +Smoking +High blood cholesterol +High blood pressure +Physical Inactivity +Obesity and overweight +Diabetes --Person may develop some angina --Person may experience a myocardial infarction --Atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis can lead to strokes What is AIDS --Acquired Immune Deficiency How is it different then HIV? What is the treatment for AIDS/HIV How many people die from it each year? IV What is AIDS? --Caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) --3.1 million deaths from AIDS each year (worldwide) --HIV is a retrovirus +Retrovirus replicate by injecting themselves into host cells and taking over the genetic workings of the cells
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Progression from HIV to AIDS --First Stage—1-8 weeks +People experience relatively mild symptoms --Second Stage—Latent period ?-10 years +People experience few if any symptoms --Third Stage + Develop a specific group of symptoms
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course KNH 329 taught by Professor Ward during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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KNH329EXAM4 - NOTES Get notes from 4/12 II What are the consequences of having chronic illnesses III What is Coronary Heart Disease-Leading killer

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