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Common Symptoms- Hannah McCall

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diaphoresis   excessive perspiration  
flushing   a red appearance to 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 the body. The patient has a flushed appearance, dry skin and decreased output of urine  
edema   the retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. Skin over the area is tight. This is most easily observed in the extremities  
tachycardia   an abnormally fast heart beat (greater than 100 bpm  
anorexia   a loss of appetite and a lack 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 than 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 through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water, electrolytes and nutrients  
flatulence   the presence of gas in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur  
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 (the ejected contents is known as vomitus)  
cough   an involuntary and forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. It may be productive (meaning a discharge is produced) or non productive (no discharge is present)  
cyanosis   a bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen  
dyspnea   labored or difficult breathing  
epistaxis   hemorrhaing from the nose (nosebleed)  
chills   a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever  
convulsions   involuntary contractions of the muscles  
fever or pyrexia   a body temperature that is higher than 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 is not working properly  
pruritus   severe itching  
vertigo   a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness  


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