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Common Symptoms-Candace Oty

Diaphoresis Excessive perspiration
flushing A red appearance by the skin,which generally affects the face and neck. This is commonly present with a fever.
Jaundice A yellow appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes.
rash An eruption of the skin.
Bradycardia An abnormally slow pulse rate.( less than 60 BPM)
Dehydration A decrease in the amount of water in your body. The patient has a flushed appearance , dry skin and decrased output of urine.
Edema The retention of fluid in the tissue, resulting in swelling. Skin over the area is tight. This is most easily abserved in the extremities.
Tachycardia An abnormally fast heart beat. (greater that 100 BPM)
Anorexia Aloss of appetite and a lak of interest in food.
Constipation A condition in which the stool becomes hard and dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. The consistency of the stool , rather that the frequency of defecation, is used as a guide in determining the presence of this.
Diarrhea The passage of an increased number of loose,watery stools. The fecal material moves rapidly throught the intestines tract , resulting in decrease absorption by the body of water, electrolytes and nutrients.
Flatulence The presence of gas in the stomach or intestines.
Nausea A sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur.
Vomiting This is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis.(ejection contents is known as vomitus)
Cough An involuntary and forceful exhalation of air followed by deep inhalation. It may be productive (meaning a discharge is produced) or non productive(no discharge is present)
Cyanosis A blush discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen.
Dyspnea Labored or having difficulty breathing
Epistaxis Hemorrhaging from the nose(nosebleed).
Chills A feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever.
Convulsions involuntary contraction of the muscles.
Fever or Pyrexia A body temperature that is higher that normal.
Headache A feeling of pain or aching in the head;a common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension, fatigue, and/or eyestrain.
Malaise A vague sense of body discomfort,weakness, and fatigue, often marking the onset of a disease and continuing through the course of the illness.
Pain Irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress or suffering; it is an important indication that a part of the body part is not working properly
Pruritus Severe itching
Vertigo A feeling o dizziness or lighting-headedness
Created by: candaceoty