- Term Papers, Book Reports, Research Papers and College Essays

Hca 240 Dq 1 and Dq2 - Week 1

Essay by   •  August 11, 2010  •  Essay  •  255 Words (2 Pages)  •  1,417 Views

Essay Preview: Hca 240 Dq 1 and Dq2 - Week 1

Report this essay
Page 1 of 2

HCA240 DQ1 and DQ 2 Week 1

Some health conditions that are linked to being overweight are type 2 diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, certain types of cancers, as well as mental and emotional stress. The mental and emotional stress alone can cause irregular eating habits, stomach and digestion problems, and strain on the body. In order for a person to change their current habits causing obesity, they need to change their way of living and have the strength to stick to it. Exercising regularly and eating healthier is a great place to start.

What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?

Sickle cell anemia (uh-NEE-me-uh) is a serious disease in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells. "Sickle-shaped" means that the red blood cells are shaped like a "C."

Normal red blood cells are disc-shaped and look like doughnuts without holes in the center. They move easily through your blood vessels. Red blood cells contain the protein hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin). This iron-rich protein gives blood its red color and carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Sickle cells contain abnormal hemoglobin that causes the cells to have a sickle shape. Sickle-shaped cells don't move easily through your blood vessels. They're stiff and sticky and tend to form clumps and get stuck in the blood vessels. (Other cells also may play a role in this clumping process.)

The clumps of sickle cells block blood flow in the blood vessels that lead to the limbs and organs. Blocked blood vessels can cause pain, serious infections, and organ damage.



Download as:   txt (1.5 Kb)   pdf (45.4 Kb)   docx (9.1 Kb)  
Continue for 1 more page »
Only available on
Citation Generator

(2010, 08). Hca 240 Dq 1 and Dq2 - Week 1. Retrieved 08, 2010, from

"Hca 240 Dq 1 and Dq2 - Week 1" 08 2010. 2010. 08 2010 <>.

"Hca 240 Dq 1 and Dq2 - Week 1.", 08 2010. Web. 08 2010. <>.

"Hca 240 Dq 1 and Dq2 - Week 1." 08, 2010. Accessed 08, 2010.