Week 4 Day 7 Assignment Blood Disoders Lavora Moses

Week 4 Day 7 - HCA 240 Blood Disorders Axia College of University of Phoenix Instructor Mrs Sharon White Name Lavora Moses That is a very good

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HCA 240 Blood Disorders Axia College of University of Phoenix Instructor: Mrs. Sharon White Name: Lavora Moses
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That is a very good question. Whole blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets and a fluid called plasma. Although whole blood contains two different types of blood cells, today I will explain to you the purpose of only the red blood cells, platelets, and the plasma that is found within the whole blood. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin (an oxygen carrier protein) that causes the blood to look red. Hemoglobin carried by red blood cells is responsible for the transferring of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of one’s body. Without this transferring of oxygen, the body would not be able to function properly and one, may be susceptible to diseases such as cancer, Sickle cell anemia, and iron deficiencies. Plasma is the liquid part of the blood, which the red and white blood cells and the platelets within whole blood are supported. Plasma within the whole blood has a variety of different functions from maintaining volume and blood pressure to supplying proteins for immunity and blood clotting. Platelets within the blood are used to help the blood clot. Platelets are very important to one’s body, because without them a person would be able to bleed severely from just a minor cut. There are many different parts to whole blood and all of these parts are needed by the body in one way, or another to function properly. I hope that my response to your question has helped you better understand the properties of whole blood, the functions of these properties, and the importance of these properties in one’s body. Blood disorders can affect one’s life and ones, health in many ways. Blood disorders come in many types and have many symptoms and treatments. However, with proper knowledge of symptoms, lifestyle factors, and family history one can prevent and treat these disorders before becoming life threatening. After reviewing each scenario provided it is established that, each individual is suffering from a different type of blood disorder. So today, we will be discussing the three disorders established, the cause of these disorders, how these disorders are diagnosed, and the treatment and prevention methods for these disorders.
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Scenario One In scenario one Lily, a four-year-old Caucasian female is currently at risk of contracting Iron Deficiency Anemia. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when a person’s body does not receive the proper 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 our 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- 2009). With less oxygen reaching the tissues and cells of one’s body, the functions of these
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course HEALTHCARE HCA 240, B taught by Professor Nicoletrochta during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 4 Day 7 - HCA 240 Blood Disorders Axia College of University of Phoenix Instructor Mrs Sharon White Name Lavora Moses That is a very good

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