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Assessment Task 5: Case Study - Digestive System Case Study A 41-year-old Caucasian female, Sarah has been admitted to have a gastroscopy. She is having this procedure as part of investigations to...

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Assessment Task 5: Case Study - Digestive System
Case Study
A 41-year-old Caucasian female, Sarah has been admitted to have a gastroscopy. She is having this procedure as part of investigations to determine if she has Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). Sarah’s symptoms include:
· Upper abdominal discomfort, which is worse at night
· Nausea
· Regurgitation of small amounts of food
An examination revealed the following:
· Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35
· Blood Glucose Level – 6mmol/L
· Diet high in fat and sugar, low in fruit and vegetables
· No exercise each week
· High alcohol intake
Sarah’s vital signs are:
· Temperature – 36.3 degrees
· Pulse – 96
· Respiration Rate – 24
Blood pressure – 162/88
Question 1
Describe the pathophysiology of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD).
Question 2
Identify four (4) common clinical manifestations of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
Question 3
Sarah has tooth decay, due in part from her undiagnosed GORD. Identify at least two (2) refe
als that would be appropriate for her in regards to her tooth decay and a
ief description of their role.
Question 4
Sarah is prescribed Omeprazole to help treat her Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). Describe the action, indication for use and contraindications of Omeprazole
Question 5
Based on the case study, describe two (2) health professionals that you could refer Sarah to assist her with management of the gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
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Sumita Mitra answered on Aug 09 2021
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Case Study: Digestive System:
Answer 1:
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) is a critical disease of the digestive system where the liquid content from the stomach goes against the flow to the oesophagus and causes injury to the food pipe. The pathophysiology of this disease is complex and generally involves the changes in reflux exposure and epithelial resistance to the back flow of the stomach liquids into the food pipe. GORD starts happening and the symptoms are shown in a person when the oesophageal mucosa is exposed to gastric contents of the stomach for longer periods and if not diagnosed at the right time than it can lead to oesophagitis.
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Answer 2:
The four common symptoms or clinical manifestations of GORD are Nausea, burning sensation in the stomach after means generally, sore gum and pains and tooth decay and excess salivation which may also include small food particles coming out from the mouth. Here in this case we have seen Sarah showing such symptoms already which shows that she has developed GORD. Certain other symptoms like pain while swallowing food also can be felt and a sore throat with bad cough is also associated with the initial clinical manifestations...
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