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Running head: BLOOD DISORDERS 1 Blood Disorders Nicole A. Suddeth HCA/240 11/20/2011 Axia College of University of Phoenix
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BLOOD DISORDERS 2 Blood Disorders Blood Disorders come in many different types, with different symptoms. There are three I will be talking about today. Iron deficiency anemia, which is a condition in which the blood lacks healthy red blood cells due to low iron. Sickle cell disease, this one the red blood cells are crescent shaped instead of one of a healthy red cell that is shaped like a donut. Sickle cell are stiff and sticky, and they tend to block the blood flow in the blood vessels of the limbs and organs, Which then can cause pain, serious infections, and organ damage. Thrombocytopenia is an abnormally small number of platelets or thrombocytopenia, resulting from conditions that either impair production, increase destruction, or cause sequestration of the platelets. With 4 year old Lily, I do believe she does have or at least at risk for Iron deficiency anemia. Her symptoms indicate that she is at risk for it, the symptoms are: being tired all of the time, looking pale, and an improper diet. Because she is a picky eater and will only eat pasta, breads, and hot dogs, and drinks only artificial fruit punch, she is not getting the iron her body
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