Explaining Conditions

Explaining Conditions
So much of what goes on the body is hidden from view, allowing patients to overlook the connections between body systems, conditions, and symptoms.  For example, in attempting to lose weight, a person may begin skipping meals or vomiting after eating.  Soon after, digestive and/or muscle and joint problems issues may develop, or the person may start passing out.  Anorexia and bulimia begin as psychiatric/behavioral problems but quickly take on more visible, physical presentations.  It is easy for a patient to “explain it all away. In this discussion paper, explain a condition, symptom, or illness that involves those type of connections.
    Identify a condition, symptom, or illness that originates in one system but shows up in one or more others.
    List the condition, origin point, and secondary location(s) making every attempt to avoid duplicating a classmate’s topic and progression.
    Explain how the condition is related to the secondary presentation, making sure to explain any technical terms, reinforcing “Doctor-to-English” translation skills. 
    Describe any personal struggle with understanding technical information.
    Explain one or more strategies that can help make technical information more understandable.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

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