Health and Resources Presentation

Topics: Nervous system, Central nervous system, Rheumatoid arthritis Pages: 4 (550 words) Published: December 22, 2014
Health and Resources Presentation

Tanyell Greene
HCS/212- Health Care Vocabulary
Instructor- Coralene Quimby-Worrell
December 8, 2014

Cancer (Cervical) and
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cervical Cancer
When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called Cervical cancer. This cancer is HIGHLY preventive because there are screenings and vaccinations that ca be taken to prevent the human papilloma virus (HPV) infections that initially causes the cervical cancer. When this cancer is found early, it can be treated and eventually extending life.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common systematic inflammatory disease that affects the joints; it may also involve the blood vessels, skin, eye, nerves, heart, and lungs. It is seen in women more than in men and is unpredictable. The symptoms can progress over the years in some and abruptly in others. Rheumatoid arthritis can go away and come back again. The joints of the hands, wrists, and feet are mostly affected. They become swollen and warm, affecting both sides of the body and initially causing deformities.

Peripheral Neuropathy
A condition that is due to damage to the peripheral nerves that causes weakness, pain, and numbness that affects the hands and feet, but can affect other body parts. This condition can be a result of an injury, infection, or something that was inherited. Individuals with this condition describe it as a burning, tingling pain. Medication can help with pain.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Risk Factors
There are several different risk factors for
Peripheral Neuropathy…they are as follows:

• Diabetes (poor control of sugar levels)
• Autoimmune diseases

• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Lupus

• Alcohol abuse
• Kidney, liver, or thyroid disorders
• Exposure to toxins
• Vitamin deficiencies (B vitamins)


Lyme disease
Hepatitis C

Repetitive motion

Family history

Peripheral Neuropathy

Basic Peripheral...

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