Unit 14 Assignment 1

Natasha Brown

Unit 14

Physiological Disorders

Sharon Meadows


Physiological disorders, diagnosis and the investigation required to diagnose them.
In this assignment I will have an opportunity to provide evidence against the following criteria.
P1 – explain the nature of two named physiological disorders.
P2 – explain the signs and symptoms related to two names physiological disorders.
P3 – Describe the investigations that are carried out to enable the diagnosis of these physiological disorders.
M1 – Assess possible difficulties in the diagnosis of the disorders from their signs and symptoms.

Interview 1 - Glenys Brown
Mrs Glenys Brown aged 77 years old
“Can you remember when you were first diagnosed as having Parkinson’s disease?”

“Which hospital or GP were you diagnosed at?”

“What signs and symptoms did you suffer from, that fetched the doctors to this diagnosis?”

“Was it a long process to get this diagnosis?”

“Is your condition painful?”

“What treatments are you taking to help with the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?”

“Does your condition affect your everyday life?”

“Is there things you used to enjoy doing that you can no longer do?”

“Will your Parkinson’s Disease improve at all?”

What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a condition where part of a person’s brain becomes progressively damaged. It happens over many of years. If you suffer Parkinson’s it is possible that you can also experience a wide range of other physical and psychological symptoms. This can include problems sleeping, memory problems, depression and constipation; it could also affect your sense of smell.
Parkinson’s disease is caused from a part of the brain called the substantia nigra has a loss of nerve cells, which is believe that is caused by a combinations of environmental factors and genetic changes.
Other causes of Parkinson’s could be down to the person’s medication, other...