Health Conditions and Implications for Women Discussion

Health Conditions and Implications for Women Discussion

Some health issues, including heart disease, depression, and autoimmune disease, present more frequently in women than in men. Others, including ovarian cancer and pregnancy issues, are obviously exclusive to the female population. Health Conditions and Implications for Women  Nurse practitioners focused on women healthcare become well-versed in these health issues and apply their expertise to helping to screen for and offer care for patients with these conditions.

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For this Discussion, you will select a specific women health issue. You will research this issue, and share common symptoms, recommended diagnostic tests, and common treatments.


To prepare:

Review the Learning Resources for this week and consider the different types of women health issues.
Choose one of the women  health issue from the following list and once you have selected an issue, search the Walden Library and/or the Internet regarding the health issue symptoms, diagnostic tests, and common treatments:
Bladder Issues
Seizure Disorders
Psychiatric Disorders
Part 1: By Day 3
Based on the issue you chose, post a description and explanation of common symptoms, recommended diagnostic tests, and common treatments. Be specific and provide examples. Use the evidence from your search of the literature to support your explanation of the woman health issue you chose.

Part 2: By Day 5
Next, based off the one women health issue you picked listed below, post your responses to the following questions that corresponds to your women health issue.


Osteoporosis What are your options for primary prevention? How would you educate someone on the treatment?
Bladder Issues What exactly are the symptoms? What about Interstitial cystitis (IC) and pelvic pain?
Thyroid  What symptoms occur in women? What can you discern from that? What about infertility?
Pre-diabetes  Are there menstrual irregularities? What types of medication are they taking? What about pregnancy plans?
Hypertension What medications are appropriate for a woman of reproductive age? Should you counsel the woman on appropriate dieting?
Seizure Disorders What special implications do you need to consider in this particular population?
Psychiatric Disorders Specify the types of disorders i.e., anxiety/depression/substance abuse/eating disorders

Health Conditions and Implications for Women Discussion

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