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Look, the sequel

Posted Apr 24th, 2012 by Pat Brown
Now the sequel assumes that you have read Look and are ready to move from PG-13to R. If your own body functions offend you, then reading this might not be ideal. Each bodypart has one or more functions, if it has come to your attention you may agree that there is aspecialist for each part of the body when it does not work properly. Now we will continue yourMD [meaningful diagnostics] training since you have looked. We talked about what is normalnow we need to talk about the abnormal. In the respiratory tract, sputum is what is coughed upfrom the lungs. This gives us a clue about how the lungs are functioning. The abnormals arepain in the chest from coughing, a green, dark brown, or rusty colored sputum, blood stuck to theexpelled mucous and any kind of pain or bleeding. The most common test is a sputum culturethat determines if there is infection in the lungs.

Abnormals from what comes from your kidney to your bladder are pain when tryingto urinate, burning when trying to urine, dribbling urine, cannot hold it urine, waiting for urineto come out, interrupted urine, or inability to urinate. Urine should be a clear, yellow not acloudy yellow. Urine that is dark yellow, gold colored, brown or rust colored as well as clearlike water urine is not normal. Red or orange colored urine is never normal unless you are takinga medication that causes the urine to turn red. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you if this isthe case or it will be written on your medicine bottle or in your prescription literature. Normallyurine does not have a strong odor so if it has a bad odor or smells, fruity this is not normal. Astrong ammonia-like odor or particles in the urine are also abnormal. There are many tests thatare done on urine two of those test are specific gravity and pH. Specific gravity is about kidneyfunction and pH is about acidity. There should not be protein, sugar, nitrates, or blood in theurine. The most common test on urine is a urinalysis.

Many foods can cause stool to look and smell abnormal. The gastrointestinal tractbegins in the mouth and has over 20 feet of food processing before is it ready to be dumped.Abnormals include hard painful stool, inability to pass the stool, liquid stool, green coloredstool, black colored stool and stool that look like ground grinds; you need to see a doctor asapif your stool looks like coffee grinds. The most common test on stool is a stool culture. Thistest design is to detect infection-causing bacteria in the GI tract. In addition, stool is tested forblood that cannot be detected visually. There are secrets you can learn from your body and hereare few things you should know: 1) expelling waste products should not be painful, 2) the bodypart determines the kind of waste expelled, and 3) waste products should flow naturally from thebody in small quantities. In order to get these secrets you have to look.

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About the author

Ms. Pat Brown MSN, APN, RN
Doctoral Candidate - RN for Luten Nursing Services and ADJ FCLTY at UOP

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