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Symptoms are not likely to occur during an early stage, whilst the more common yet already severe sign is drowsiness, nausea, pain in the nape area, shortness of breath and even chest pains. Factors affecting the prevalence of this condition includes among others, a sedentary lifestyle, nicotine intake, and high sodium content diet (Medical Encyclopaedia. 2006). Preventive care includes, regular monitoring of blood pressure, improving lifestyle in a way that encourages regular exercise for weight loss and proper balanced high fibre diet. At this point, explaining to John how this condition might debilitate him once it transcends to a worse level, might help in his determination to follow the requisites. The patient’s awareness of pros and consequences fosters cooperation. The primary aim here is to manage the patient’s health into removing him from the predisposing factors if not preventing the conditions to increase, that will necessitate a pharmacological treatment3. Although, medical management may be necessary for prevention in cases where blood pressure continues to rise and does not respond despite religious adherence to nutritional and lifestyle changes (Dwight, 2004).
May, a wife and expectant mother of a second child, is on her 8th weeks of gestation, but her pregnancy weight gain proves to be not increasing ideally. Her being underweight with a bmi of 18.8, night shift work, occasional wine consumption along with the pregnancy related nausea and fatigue poses her at high risk pregnancy4. Considering that her first child is barely 19 months old, indicates that her current condition is less likely ideal. The Centre for Disease Control or CDC classified those women with…
May, a wife and expectant mother of a second child, is on her 8th weeks of gestation, but her pregnancy weight gain proves to be not increasing ideally. Her being underweight with a BMI of 18.8, night shift work, occasional wine consumption along with pregnancy-related nausea and fatigue poses her at high-risk pregnancy. Considering that her first child is barely 19 months old, indicates that her current condition is less likely ideal. The Centre for Disease Control or CDC classified those women with a short inter-pregnancy interval as candidates for nutritional risk and more likely to experience abnormal birth outcomes. The overall condition of May, along with her need to attend to the household chores and parental obligations exhausting her energy, contributes not only to her inability to sleep and the constant fatigue. Should this kind of lifestyle continue, an adverse reaction is a probability not only to the neonate but most importantly to maternal health? While it is expected for pregnant women to experience fatigue and nausea, psychological factors like family stress will amplify this. It is very important that May lessens her activity and spends more time for rest so that her body can recuperate from the stress demanded by her responsibilities both at work and at home, rest may also normalize her pattern of sleep and promote the ideal weight gain required. Management includes structuring and plotting her working schedule and rest, nutritional and exercise planning and education.