Running Head: EFFECTS OF ALTERATION IN THE HOMEOSTATIC STATE
Effects of Alteration in the Homeostatic State Secondary Factors
EFFECTS OF ALTERATION IN THE HOMEOSTATIC STATE
Body conditions are controlled to enhance the favorable constant internal environment.
Homeostasis can be referred to as the capacity of the body to keep up a consistent inside
condition. The stable state is essential for the attainment of structural stability. Stable
homeostatic behaviors require purposive interpretation (John E. Bennett, Dolin, & Blaser, 2014).
Through a case study based on Marshall’s case on respiratory system infections, neoplasms, and
childhood disorders, this article aims at evaluating the presence and effects of alteration of the
homeostatic state in the human body.
Reasons as to why Marshall’s presentation lead Patricia to think he was suffering from
Patricia had observed Marshall since she picked him from the daycare. Marshall was
suffering from fever, chills, a sore throat, running nose and a dry cough. Influenza is a viral
ailment that influences the respiratory arrangement of a person. The respiratory system
comprises of one's nose, throat, and the lungs. Children below five years are at a higher risk of
contracting influenza. Initially, the symptoms of influenza may seem like a common cold ("Flu
Symptoms & Complications," 2019). The only difference between common cold and influenza is
that common cold develops slowly while influenza tends to come suddenly and worsen with
time. Patricia seems not too far from understanding the symptoms of influenza. Having observed
her son, she had to rush her to the nearest health facility. This was the best approach to allow
doctors to diagnose Marshal medically.
Importance of medically evaluating and diagnose a potential influenza infection.
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