Blood Disorders Essay

728 words - 3 pages

Blood Disorders

7/24/11

HCA/240

Many different people suffer from different types of blood disorders. A Blood disorder affects red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. In scenario 1, Amy suffers from the disorder called anemia. Amy has low iron which causes her to be tired. Anemia that is due to low iron levels are called iron deficiency anemia. Iron is the main component of hemoglobin; anemia is caused when your red blood count and hemoglobin is less or lowers than a normal red blood cell count. Amy has some of the anemia symptoms that this disorder has which are tired, fatigue easily, appear pale, short of breath, and feeling as if ...view middle of the document...

The crescent shape red blood cells blocks blood flow in the blood vessels of the organs and in the limbs. When the blood is blocked from flowing correctly it causes pain to the body, organ damage, can cause infection in the blood. The pain can be treated by over the counter medication, fluids and if the patient would like the oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy is only recommended for patients with low oxygen level. Medications taken for the pain is Tylenol, ibuprofen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. To detect if you have sickle cell there are blood test that can be done any time during a person life span. When infants are born sickle cell anemia is now a part of the blood test, the child’s mother will know if there new born have the disorder.

Richard suffers from purpura simplex. Richard has fragile blood vessels which cause him to bruise easily. This disorder is most common in women then man, for Richard to have bruises on him he could get them from unknowingly bumping an area on the body. Richard body is more sensitive than normal people. Purpura is a blood disorder that leaks out fragile capillaries which leaves red dots or bruises on...

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