So much of what goes on the body is hidden from view, allowing patients to overlook the connections between body systems, conditions, and symptoms. For example, in attempting to lose weight, a person may begin skipping meals or vomiting after eating. Soon after, digestive and/or muscle and joint problems issues may develop, or the person may start passing out. Anorexia and bulimia begin as psychiatric/behavioral problems but quickly take on more visible, physical presentations. It is easy for a patient to “explain it all away. In this discussion, explain a condition, symptom, or illness that involves those type of connections.
Identify a condition, symptom, or illness that originates in one system but shows up in one or more others.
List the condition, origin point, and secondary location(s) making every attempt to avoid duplicating a classmate’s topic and progression.
Explain how the condition is related the secondary presentation, making sure to explain any technical terms, reinforcing “Doctor-to-English” translation skills.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.