Category: W4 Reflection

Restless Leg Syndrome

The medical condition I chose to elaborate on is Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS. This condition is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, or WED, and is described as a neurological disorder that results in an urge to move the legs,…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is not the type of illness that one can currently be cured of, and it is also not an illness that displays itself in someone’s outward appearance.  The American culture has come to the conclusion that someone with…

Type 1 Diabetes

Type I diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition in which the body is unable to produce insulin. Insulin is important because it helps bring glucose into storage when there is an access amount floating in the blood. Biomedicine definitely influence…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I chose chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as the medical condition for this week’s assignment because I believe it is something that is something that is very real, but not quite believed by society to be an actual illness. Our culture…

Diabetes Type 1

I have chosen to discuss type one diabetes because at the moment I am working at a camp for kids and there are two campers with Type one Diabetes. I work in the clinic so I am very active in…

Male Post-partum Depression

I chose to elaborate on male postpartum depression because you don’t hear a lot about the condition. Postpartum depression is usually associated with mothers after they have had a baby but you never really hear about the dad’s side. In…

Depression

Depression is a recognized mood disorder in western culture. It is a prolonged emotional state of extreme sadness and dejection. It is very common in America, if you ask most citizens they either know someone who suffers from it, or…

Type 1 Diabetes

I chose to elaborate on Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong chronic illness that is caused when someone’s pancreas stops making insulin efficiently. Type 1 diabetes is usually treated by controlling of the diet and reducing the…

Type 1 Diabete

During early part of my middle school I did not know diabetes was. My teacher simply explained that is a condition that a person cannot control the glucose level. The way to keep the glucose level was to eat food…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia “Syndrome” (FMS) is a condition in which inexplicable and widespread pain, fatigue, or general physical distress occurs within an individual. As described by the blog “Fibromyalgia + The Type “A” Personality= Chaos, Frustration and Near Insanity!”, this pain can…