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By Clare Stephenson MA(Cantab) BM BCh(Oxon) MSc(Public Health Medicine) LicAc(Licentiate in Acupuncture)

ISBN-10: 070204766X

ISBN-13: 9780702047664

Unique prepared reference for all complementary drugs, massage,therapy and guide treatment practitioners and scholars alerting them to 'red flag' signs which will be referred for Western scientific research or emergency scientific treatment.

When can a sufferer be adequately reassured and while do they wish additional research or therapy? 'Red flags' are scientific indicators that recommend a sufferer wishes recommended research and remedy for a very likely risky scenario. Therapists more and more locate themselves operating along conventionally expert medical professionals and nurses and it's important for them to appreciate traditional clinical diagnoses, indicators and coverings and, crucially, to know indicators of significant affliction. this is often crucial in an effort to be a secure practitioner.

Clare Stephenson's The Complementary Therapist's advisor to pink Flags and Referrals meets this want via offering an simply obtainable connection with 'red flag'symptoms, designed in particular for therapists. It bargains suggestions on how top to reply to these signs and symptoms of disorder which might be without problems discerned via regimen historical past taking and easy exam of the physique. The counsel is in language that's obtainable to therapists, and transparent recommendation is available on while to refer sufferers to traditional drugs practitioners and the way to speak with medical professionals whilst creating a referral. scientific syndromes which advantage fast reaction are summarised for ease of reference.

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1 out of every 3–5 beats is missing) (incomplete heart block) The occasional missed beat (ventricular ectopic) is not a worrying finding. 8 Unexplained falls or faints in an elderly person These may be the result of an arrhythmia (cardiac syncope). A temporary cardiac arrhythmia may result in a dizzy spell or sudden loss of consciousness from which an elderly person may recover very quickly. These episodes may account for unexplained falls. 9 Cardiac arrest: collapse with no palpable pulse Cardiac arrest results from the arrhythmia known as ‘ventricular fibrillation (VF)’.

Refer if associated with fever and breathlessness, as this is an indication of associated pneumonia Pleurisy is the syndrome resulting from inflammation of a region of the pleural lining of the lungs. 10) If clearly associated with an upper respiratory infection and if there is no breathlessness, there is no need for immediate referral. 9 Features of tuberculosis infection: chronic productive cough, weight loss, night sweats, blood in sputum for >2 weeks Tuberculosis is more common in people who have lived in countries where tuberculosis is endemic, and in those who live in situations of poverty and in overcrowded damp conditions.

1 Features of uncomplicated pericarditis: sharp central chest pain that is worse on leaning forward and lying down. Fever should be slight and the pulse rate ≤100 beats/ minute. Complications include: • features of heart failure (breathlessness and oedema) • features of arrhythmia (tachycardia) • symptoms of heart attack/unstable angina Pericarditis can result from a viral infection or as part of a complex metabolic illness such as renal failure. It can also complicate recovery from a heart attack In its uncomplicated form the patient will have central chest pain that is affected by posture and other chest movements.

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