P2 Unit 4

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In this piece of work, the potential effects of five different life factors can affect the development of an individual. Different life factors can cause many effects on an individuals development in certain stages of their life which is caused by problems to an individuals development. This is normally due to genes, biologically, life style, environment etc.

Genetic
Coeliac disease is more likely to occur in a person's development through having a parent who carries the gene. People who have coeliac disease are not allowed to eat foods which contain gluten. This is because the gluten causes the immune system to attack the lining of the small intestine causing it to become damaged. People who have the disease tend to have difficulty when absorbing vitamins and minerals also problems can lead to diarrhoea, anaemia and osteoporosis. This disease can react differently depending on the individuals life stage.

Babies
Diarrhoea
Delay on growth
Anemia
Sickness
Not being able to absorb the vitamins and minerals they need.

Adults
Brittle bones (Osteoporosis) due to lack of absorption of vitamins and minerals, being more likely to break a bone. Sickness
Drowsiness
Problems with bowels

Biological
People can have problems with their health because of biological matters. For example, infections during pregnancy can be an issue. Rubella which is a type of measles and cytomegalovirus which is a herpes-type virus can attack the foetus if the mother becomes infected. These infections can affect an individual in their life stages.

Baby
Impaired hearing
Impaired eyesight
Damage to the heart
Low birth weight

Adult
Become deaf
Learning difficulties e.g. poor motor skills, struggling to be able to learn new skills such as reading, writing and speech problems Disabilities e.g. behavioural problems, impaired eyesight

Environmental
People can have problems with their health because of the environment...
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