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Relate history to the diagnosis. What risk factors are present and how does each predispose to disease

Relate history to the diagnosis. What risk factors are present and how does each predispose to disease

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Case Studies
my case studies are 7 & 8

Each student will be assigned two of the case studies below. Your post should be approximately 250 words in length and contain substantive information that contributes to an understanding of the disorder under discussion. You may post graphics from online sources, but please do NOT simply cut and paste entire entries from the internet. You are expected to provide references for all the information cited.

Discussion Questions

1. Relate history to the diagnosis. What risk factors are present, and how does each predispose to disease?

2. Explain the cause of the disease in this patient.

3. How could this disease have been prevented in this patient?

4. Discuss the complications that might develop in this patient.

5. Discuss the treatments available to the patient.

6. What is the probable prognosis for this patient?

Case Study#7: Mrs. L is a 63-year-old woman who reports constant back pain. Further inquiry into her medical history revealed that over the past 3 years, she has suffered fractures of her femur and wrist after minor falls. She experienced menopause at age 49. Mrs. L has a secretarial job, drives to work, and she “does not have time for exercise.” She reports that she consumes 8 to 10 cups of coffee a day and has been a smoker most of her adult life. She has not seen her physician recently nor had a recommended bone density test because of the time and cost involved.

Case Study#8: Mr. K. is a 57-year-old man who consulted his physician after noticing marked leg pains while playing golf. He had previously noticed increasing fatigue and discomfort in his legs associated with moderate exercise. When sitting for extended periods with legs dangling, his legs became red, and sometimes his feet felt numb. His history indicates he smokes cigarettes and is chronically overweight. His blood cholesterol and other lipid levels are abnormal, and his physician suspects peripheral atherosclerosis as the cause of his discomfort

 

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