There are many different life factors that affect the way a person develops and acts. When a person is going through their different stages of development, factors that are around them can define the way they are. Major life events may also have an influence on the way the person develops through the life stages. In this essay I am going to discuss the effects of five different life factors and also two predictable and two unpredictable major life events, which may affect the development of an individual. Genetic factors
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a flawed gene. Children will only develop cystic fibrosis if both parents are carriers of the gene. Its protein product causes the lungs to become sticky and clogged. People with cystic fibrosis tend to suffer from chest and respiratory infections which is life threatening as it affects their breathing and they will also have problems absorbing food. Physical development-children with cystic fibrosis tend to go through puberty 2 or 3 years later than their classmates. Almost all men who have cystic fibrosis are unable to father a child (infertile). Women who have cystic fibrosis can have successful pregnancies. But they may have more difficulty getting pregnant than other women. People who have cystic fibrosis may have weaker bones than other people because their bones contain fewer minerals. Weakened bones can lead to bone fractures,. Cystic fibrosis can also cause swollen or painful joints this is known arthritis). These problems are more common in adults than in children.
Intellectual development-A teenager would be affected by cystic fibrosis as this would affect their education as they would be missing days off school/college/university. It may stop a teenager from going to school/college and with adults it may stop them going into work and this would stop them earning as much as they need to.
Emotional development- A person may develop depression as they would get sick and tired of the illness as they...
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