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Health Psychology Notes - -Type 1: Abrupt, Immune System...

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HEALTH OVERVIEW of STROKE and Diabetes STROKE -Third Major cause of death -Disturbance of blood flow to the brain -blockage and cerebral hemorrhage Increased Disability Treatments -Asprin and Statins Warning Signs -Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, of leg, often on one side -Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding -Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes -Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination -Sudden severe headaches with no known cause. Risk Factors -Overlap with heart disease -Transient Ischemia -Anger expression -Higher rates with age, African Americans Consequences -Motor -Cognitive -Emotional -Relationship Rehabilitation - Psychotherapy (for depression) -Cognitive remedial training -Movement therapy -Stimulating Environments. Diabetes Impaired secretion of insulin or insulin resistance
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Unformatted text preview: -Type 1: Abrupt, Immune System destroys insulin produced by pancreas-Type 2: (non-insulin dependent) Differing causes. Insulin resistance Third most chronic illness in the US and is one of the leading causes of death .-But can be debilitating as well. -7% have diabetes-Past 40yrs., 6X increase HEALTH OVERVIEW of STROKE and Diabetes Risk Factors for Type 2:-Overweight, little exercise, high blood pressure, family history, baby weight, high risk ethnic group. Health Implications:-Being overweight can lead to high blood pressure and related comlications Treatments Type 1:-Regular insulin injections, dietary control, weight control, and exercise Adherence Issues!-Monetary cost-Going on "gut instinct" Type 2:-Lifestyle changes-2 types of medications....
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