Behavioural response to exercise

Topics covered: Problems with sedentary lifestyle Benefits of changing lifestyle enhance daily function maintain reserve capacities prevent diseases diabetes osteoarthritis heart disease decrease effects of age and chronic diseases Hazards of strenuous exercise heart attack amenorrhea osteoporosis infertility suppresses immune system (when already sick) back & shoulder pain dehydration hyperthermia Read more…

Impairment & disability

Impairment any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological or anatomical structure or function Disability any restriction or lack (resulting from an impairment) of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being Handicap disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an Read more…

Pathology of peripheral neuropathies

Tests for peripheral neuropathy Electromyography measures electrical impulses in muscle at rest & when contracting Differentiates between muscle and nerve disorders Nerve conduction velocity assess the degree of damage in the larger nerve fibres due to myelin loss Slow transmission –> myelin damage    Decrease strength of impulse -> axonal degeneration Read more…

Leprosy & Poliomyelitis

Definition A chronic bacterial disease of the skin, peripheral nerves and the upper airway One of the most feared diseases Causal organism M. Leprae Early stage painless depigmented patch Differential diagnosis Tinea vesicolor Pityriasis rosea Birth mark depigmentation Granuloma multiforme Psoriasis Contact dermatitis Avitaminosis B Neurofibromatosis Scleroderma Xathomatosis Epidemiology Infectious Read more…