HCA/240 – Health & Diseases
Blood disorders come in all types and forms. There are some disorders that are genetic and there are those disorders that are developed even before one is born. The blood disorders that exist today are very important to understand them and how to treat them. It is first important to know the signs, symptoms and type of treatments to administer. It is also very important to know your family history, because those disorders that are genetically inherited could go undetected if one is not looking for it.
We also have disorders that occur from our everyday surroundings. We must be very alert as to the environmental type disorders and making sure we understand how …show more content…
As indicated above, the doctor will want to go over the patient’s current history and then prescribe such medication as an iron tablet, syrup (children) or injections (The HealthCentral Network, 2009). The type of treatment is based on the child’s age. The recommended prevention plan; the doctor will provide education on healthy eating guidelines and tips for Amy to build her iron level up. Many times in children, the process will not less, but if Amy does not eat healthy based on recommended guided, she will experience the same symptoms or …show more content…
Petechiae are the term given to the individual small red or red-blue spots about 1-5mm in diameter which make up the rash (Health-cares, 2005). Richard based upon what was presented will need to see a physician to provide them with the symptoms, signs that he has been experiencing. All indications point to Thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia is a platelet disorder where an abnormal small number of platelets increase destruction, decrease platelet production or cause sequestration of platelets.
The type of testing done to check for thrombocytopenia is a complete blood count. If the CBC confirms that the patient has low platelet count, the doctor will begin the physical examination, discussing medical history of the pt. The doctor also will ask about family history to determine if immediate family was ever diagnosed. It is always important to keep a record of family history as well as ones own personal history of medical care. Inform the doctor of any cancers or even liver