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Cause Of Death Of Anna Garcia

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Type One Diabetes
At age 14, Anna Garcia was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (2.1.1 Medical History Report).

Type 1 diabetes can affect the following body systems in the following ways:

The
nervous system
is affected in the manner that nerves are destroyed by the way that high blood sugar levels function.

The
urinary system
due to how the kidneys are overworking trying to get rid of high levels of sugar in the body.

Finally, the
cardiovascular system
is affected in the manner that high blood glucose levels can cause clots and not allow blood to circulate and transport necessary nutrients.
Sickle Cell Anemia
When only 14 months, Anna Garcia was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia on (Medical History Report 3.1.2).

Sickle cell anemia affects the following body systems in these ways:

The
cardiovasvular system
suffers in the way that blood flow is limited and there is risks for blood clots.
Another system affected is the
respiratory system
due to the lack of oxygenated blood that goes from the heart into the lungs.
The final system affected is the immune system because the body does not properly deliver oxygen and cells that help the
immune system.
Urinary Tract Infection
Cause Of Death
The cause of death can now be determined as an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke can happen when there is an obstruction in a blood vessel that is supplying blood to the brain. There are many factors which will be explored to explain why this is the cause of death.
Symptoms Of Ischemic Stroke Shown In Anna Garcia
Anna showed the following symptoms related to an ischemic stroke:

Based on the comment of a neighbor, Anna showed signs of mental confusion and slight weakness (Activity 1.1.3).
The side that Anna's face landed on showed signs of numbness and a consistent external abrasion (6.1.2 Autopsy Report).
Signs of hemorrhage and necrosis, as well as enlarged spleen, show signs of possible rupture caused by a blood clot.
Who Is The Victim?
Decedent: Anna Garcia
Age: 38
Weight: 165
Height: 64 Inches
Race: hispanic
Sex: Female
Approximate Time of death: 7:00 Am
Date Of Death: August 14, 2012
Cause Of Death Of Anna Garcia
By Mario Mendez

Conclusion Questions
The 4 Diseases Of Anna Garcia
How Type 1 Diabetes Contributed To Her Death
How Sickle Cell Anemia Contributed To Death
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
How Familial Hypercholesterolemia Contributed To Death
How Urinary Tract Infection Contributed To Death
Factors Contributing To Death
Long And Short Term Preventions
Long Term Preventions
Short Term Preventions
Throughout her life, Anna Garcia had four specific diseases which plagued her life. Those four diseases are type 1 diabetes, sickle cell anemia, familial hypercholesterolemia, and urinary tract infection. Besides that fact, those four diseases also contributed to her death.
In the time that she was alive, Anna Garcia had many opportunities to alleviate the pain and the disease she had. This could have been done through short term and long term preventions.
Stroke is one of the complications that comes from type 1 diabetes. These reasons are why diabetes contributed to Anna's death:
At age 25, Anna Garcia had to be taken to the hospital in order to give her IV fluids to recover (Project 2.3.2).
However, a more recent situation of worry was that of her habitually drinking three glasses of wine everyday and not having her formalized exercise at age 37 ( 4.2.1 Medical History Report)
Based on the information of her familial hypercholesterolemia state at age 37, this would have resulted in higher levels of cholesterol which would have formed plaques, if possible, and caused a stroke (4.3.1 Medical History Report).
With Anna being affected since she was 14 months old (3.1.2 Medical History Report). this caused need for good care. Signs of sickle cell anemia contributing to death are:

Her hematocrit levels where low when the autopsy was performed (6.1.2 Autopsy Report).
Anna's internal examination and heart image shows that her spleen and coronary artery were affected (6.1.2 Autopsy Report). This could mean that a rare occlusion in part of sickle cell anemia could have occurred.
Based on the activity that traces Anna Garcia's pedigree, she did of course have familial hypercholesterolemia (Activity 4.3.2). This disease can affect in the following manners:

The
cardiovascular system
is affected in the manner that arteries are blocked.
Meanwhile, the
nervous system
is affected in the way that blood flow to the brain. Also, the LDL receptors are not able to operate as well as they are supposed to.
Familial Hypercholesterolemia had a hand in Anna's death in the following ways:

Since Anna had a lineage in her family for the trait of familial hypercholesterolemia, she had higher risk of elevated levels of cholesterol (4.3.1 Medical History Report).
One of the risks of familial hypercholesterolemia is that of heart attacks. This may have contributed to her death.
A healthy and strict diet would have allowed Anna's
digestive system
to have the necessary nutrients in order to live a healthier life and balance her cholesterol and blood.
Limiting her intake of alcohol would have minimized the risk of
cardiovascular
problems. Plus, alcohol causes the liver to have inflammation and the
immune system
to weaken.
An active lifestyle would have allowed Anna's heart rate elevate to healthy levels, blood pressure to be good. Additioanlly, her
cardiovascular system
would have functioned well and minimize the risk of strokes
A CAT scan would have allowed Anna to know if she had an ischemic or hemorrhagic situation and her doctor would have helped her to treat it.
Begin to take medication approved by physician to ease her pain as the doctor searched for solutions.
Interning herself into a hospital temporarily would have allowed her to search for solutions to treat her symptoms of physical pain and difficulty of managing her mentality.
At age 38. Anna Garcia was admitted into a hospital and diagnosed with urinary tract infection (5.1.1 Medical History Report).

Urinary tract infection affects the following body systems in these manners:

This disease weakens the bladder, urethra, and the kidneys which in turn weakens the
urinary system.
Meanwhile, excess waste that builds up in the blood weakens the kidneys and affects the
cardiovascular system.
Urinary tract infection contributed to Anna Garcia's death in these ways:

Anna Garcia proved to be gram negative with the Serratia liquefaciens bacteria (5.1.1 Medical History Report). This ferments glucose and carbohydrates which in effect weakens the immune system and affects the cardiovasular system due to how it creates difficulty to breathe.
Urinary tract infection also affects the
digestive
and
urinary system
which could elevate blood pressure and blood sugar. This can correlate with familial hypercholesterolemia which can cause confusion, dizziness, and possibility of blood clots.
Altogether, these are the factors from her diseases which in all contribute to Anna Garcia's death:

Anna's familial hypercholesterolemia state at age 37 contained high levels of cholesterol which would have formed plaques. This could have caused a stroke (4.3.1 Medical History Report).
The spleen and coronary artery show signs of occlusion which could have resulted from buildup in the blood caused by sickle cell anemia (6.1.2 Autopsy Report).
Her sedentary state and high intake of calories and fats made her blood pressure and cholesterol high. This makes her susceptible to a stroke or state of dismay (4.3.1 Medical History Report).
The digestive and urinary system were affected in the manner that she had high blood pressure and high blood sugar which may cause blood clots (5.1.1 Medical History Report). Plus, Anna showed dizziness and confusion.
Serratia liquefaciens, the bacteria Anna contracted, weakens the immune system and creates difficulty to breathe (5.1.1 Medical History Report).
The way Anna Garcia took three glasses of wine made her have the possibility of having a rise in blood pressure and resulting in heart faiilure or a stroke (4.2.1 Medical History Report).
2. Anna Garcia's death had the two main body systems of the urinary and cardiovascular system. The urinary system was affected in the way that it was weakened by the disease she had and that system was susceptible to necessary nerves being destroyed.

3. Based on Anna Garcia's state, she would most likely tell me that she presented numbness, dizziness, and be in a state of confusion. Moreover, she might have said that she had chest pain and pain on the left arm specifically.

4. The revision of her body through a CAT scan, as said before, could have shown if Anna had risks of hemorrhage or ischemic situations. Plus, an endovascular procedure might have fixed a blocked blood vessel, if Anna was indeed suffering of a bloocked vessel. Finally, revision of the stent could have helped Anna find out if her stent was functioning properly
Conclusion Questions Cont.
5. Two careers which I demonstrate interest in are that of a clinical laboratory technician and a clinical geneticist. The reason I like the career of a clinical laboratory technician is due to how the tasks and skills necessary are ones that I can learn and ones that I already am good at. Plus, I am a person who actually likes researching, and it would be pretty amazing to discover new things every single day at work. On the other side, the job of a clinical geneticist has an education pathway which I find interesting as it demonstrates Additionally, a clinical geneticist has benefits, both financially and in research wise, that could keep me working as one.
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