In your own words define constipation and name the risk factors that might lead to develop constipation. List recommendations you would give to a patient who is suffering from constipation. You might use a previous experience you might have.

GastrointestinalFunction:R.H. is a 74-year-old black woman, who presents to the family practiceclinic for a scheduled appointment. She complains of feeling bloated andconstipated for the past month, some-times going an entire week with only onebowel movement. Until this episode, she has been very regular all of her life,having a bowel movement every day or every other day. She reports strainingmost of the time and it often takes her 10 minutes at a minimum to initiate abowel movement. Stools have been extremely hard. She denies pain duringstraining. A recent colonoscopy was negative for tumors or other lesions. Shehas not yet taken any medications to provide relief for her constipation.Furthermore, she reports frequent heartburn (3–4 times each week), most oftenoccur-ring soon after retiring to bed. She uses three pillows to keep herselfin a more upright position during sleep. On a friend’s advice, she purchased apackage of over-the-counter aluminum hydroxide tablets to help relieve theheartburn. She has had some improvement since she began taking the medicine.She reports using naproxen as needed for arthritic pain her hands and knees.She states that her hands and knees are extremely stiff when she rises in themorning. Because her arthritis has been getting worse, she has stopped takingher daily walks and now gets very little exercise.
Case Study Questions1. In yourown words define constipation and name the risk factors that might lead todevelop constipation. List recommendations you would give to a patient who issuffering from constipation. You might use a previous experience you mighthave.2. Basedon the clinical manifestations on R.H. case study, name and explain signs andsymptoms presented that are compatible with the constipation diagnosis.Complement your list with signs and symptoms not present on the case study.3. Sometimesas an associate diagnosis and a complication, patients with constipation couldhave anemia. Would you consider that possibility based on the informationprovided on the case study?
Endocrine Function:C.B. is a significantly overweight, 48-year-old woman from theWinnebago Indian tribe who had high blood sugar and cholesterol levels threeyears ago but did not follow up with a clinical diagnostic work-up. She hadparticipated in the state’s annual health screening program and noticed thather fasting blood sugar was 141 and her cholesterol was 225. However, she felt“perfectly fine at the time” and could not afford any more medications. Exceptfor a number of “female infections,” she has felt fine until recently. Today,she presents to the Indian Hospital general practitioner complaining that herleft foot has been weak and numb for nearly three weeks and that the foot isdifficult to flex. She denies any other weakness or numbness at this time.However, she reports that she has been very thirsty lately and gets up moreoften at night to urinate. She has attributed these symptoms to the extremelywarm weather and drinking more water to keep hydrated. She has gained a totalof 65 pounds since her last pregnancy 14 years ago, 15 pounds in the last 6months alone.
Case Study Questions1. Inwhich race and ethnic groups is DM more prevalent? Based on C.B. clinicalmanifestations, please compile the signs and symptoms that she is exhibitingthat are compatible with the Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 diagnosis.2. If C.B.develop a bacterial pneumonia on her right lower lobe, how would you expect herGlycemia values to be? Explain and support your answer.3. Whatwould be the best initial therapy non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic to berecommended to C.B?
SubmissionInstructions:·Include both case studies in yourpost.·Your initial post should be 500 words per each case study, formattedand cited in current APA 7thstyle with support from at least 3 academic sources.Turnitin similarity should be lessthan 14%Each student must adhere to the formatting ruleswhich include but is not limited to in-text citations andreferences outlined in the 7th Edition of the APAhandbook. For example, this tool does not italicize journals orbook names.Analyze your assessment findingsand the family’s answers to your questions.Quotes “…” cannotbe used at a higherlearning level for your assignments, so sentences need to be paraphrasedand referenced.Acceptablereferences include scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources(statutes, court opinions), journal articles, and books published in the last five years. No websites to be referenced without priorapproval.
Textbook(s)Delugash, L., Story, L. (2020).Applied Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse. Burlington, MA: Jones and BartlettLearning. ISBN: 978-1284150452
Read·Delugash, L., Story, L. (2020).o Chapter 9CH09.pptx
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·Chapter 10: Endocrine Function (24:46)STU.(2021). Chapter 10: Endocrinefunction [Video]. Studio.
Online Materials & Resources1. Diabetes Tutorial (Links to an externalsite.)Klatt, E. C. (n.d.). Diabetes tutorial. Pathologyimages and text for medical education – WebPath. and Alternative Medicine (Links to an externalsite.)Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).(2019, September 30). National Cancer Institute. about cleft lip andcleft palate (Links to an externalsite.)Facts about cleft lip and cleft palate. (2019,December 5). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. world free of celiac disease (Links to an external site.)Creating a world free of celiac disease.(n.d.). Celiac Disease Foundation. & Gastropathy (Links to an externalsite.)Gastritis & Gastropathy. (2019,August 1). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. digestive system andhow it works (Links to an externalsite.)Your digestive system & how it works. (2017, December 30). NationalInstitute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.’s syndrome/Disease –Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments (Links to an external site.)Cushing’s syndrome/Disease – Causes, symptoms,diagnosis and treatments. (n.d.). Diabetes Association (Links to an externalsite.)Home. (2020). American DiabetesAssociation. between type 1and type 2 diabetes (Links to an externalsite.)Difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes –JDRF, the type 1 charity. (2020, July 8). JDRF, the type 1 diabetescharity.
What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
10.Cushing syndrome | Lab testsonline (Links to an externalsite.)Cushing syndrome | Lab tests online.(2019, October 28). Patient Education on Blood, Urine, and Other Lab Tests| LabTests Online. of type 1 andtype 2 diabetes (Links to an externalsite.)Table 1, comparison of type 1 and type 2diabetes – The genetic landscape of diabetes – NCBI bookshelf.(2004, July 7). National Center for Biotechnology Information. mellitus (DM) –Endocrine and metabolic disorders (Links to an external site.)Diabetes mellitus (DM) – Endocrine andmetabolic disorders – Merck manuals professional edition. (2020).Merck Manuals Professional Edition.

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