Gastrointestinal Pathology


Carbohydrates are made up of monosaccharides, proteins are made of up amino acids, a triglyceride, which is a common type of lipid, consists of one glycerol molecule that has three fatty acid chains attached to it. The digestive process involves: Ingestion, secretion, peristalsis, digestion, absorption, and defecation. The liver produces bile, the pancreas produces enzymes, and the gallbladder stores excess bile. Overweight for frame and height, hard masses in abdomen, and rebound tenderness are some therapeutic assessments. Three body types are: Endomorph, Mesomorph, and Ectomorph. Refer client to health care provider if they experience abdominal pain, blood in stools, difficulty swallowing, and masses in abdomen, nausea or vomiting, oral lesions, rebound tenderness, fatigue of lethargy. Anorexia is the prolonged avoidance of eating. Appendicitis symptoms are: acute pain in abdomen, vomiting, fever, and elevated white blood cell count. Do not massage. Bulimia is eating followed by vomiting. Massage helps client improve self-image. Constipation: massage helps lightly over abdominal area. Do not massage if client has gallstones or acute gastritis, hepatitis B or C.

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