Fibromyalgia is a condition that is still somewhat of a mystery to doctors and researchers, but we are learning more about it all the time. In a Part entry, discuss what fibromyalgia is and what symptoms sufferers have. Explain possible causes of fibromyalgia, and discuss currently available treatment options (including an explanation of how these treatment options work to help alleviate symptoms).
Multiple sclerosis (M.S.) is a condition that affects the nervous system. In a Part entry, outline information about M.S., such as what happens in the bodies of patients with this disease and what signs and symptoms occur. Then research and report on what treatments are available now, and what scientists are working on that might be an option for M.S. patients in the near future.
Many women use hormone replacement therapy in the time preceding and during menopause to alleviate hot flashes and vaginal dryness. This treatment is not without risks.
In a Part entry, outline the risks of hormone replacement therapy, and then discuss the benefits this therapy provides to menopausal women. Conclude with your thoughts about hormone replacement therapy. Should it be an available option? When do you think it should be considered and when should it be avoided? Use at least two sources for this assignment.
Then, in a Part entry, outline the path that blood travels as it circulates through the pulmonary, systemic, and coronary circuits of the cardiovascular system. Start your description at the right atrium to describe how blood travels through the chambers.
Include identifications of the specific valves the blood moves through, as well as the major vessels that carry it to and from its destinations. In each area, indicate whether the blood is oxygenated or deoxygenated.
Trace the pathway a molecule of oxygen takes after it is inhaled through the nose. Through which structures does it pass as it makes its way to the pulmonary capillaries? Be detailed in your description of the way oxygen moves through body systems. Then describe how breathing is affected in a patient with emphysema, using what you understand about the respiratory system structures and pathways.