physiological changes associated with the nervous system.

Last names that begin with A through M: Select the nervous system for your initial post.

  • Choose one of the CDC’s five most common chronic      diseases (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, or arthritis) and      describe the anatomical and physiological changes associated with the      nervous system.  Describe normal function of the system and how the      disease alters the normal function.  List signs and symptoms that      indicate the disease has developed, specific to the system being      covered.  Identify and describe steps people can take to reduce their      risk of developing the chronic disease

Last names that begin with N through Z: Select the endocrine system for your initial post.

  • Choose one of the CDC’s five most common chronic      diseases (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, or arthritis) and      describe the anatomical and physiological changes associated with the endocrine      system.  Describe normal function of the system and how the disease      alters the normal function.  List signs and symptoms that indicate      the disease has developed, specific to the system being covered.       Identify and describe steps people can take to reduce their risk of      developing the chronic disease.

Use two scholarly sources (one may be your course text) to support your initial post. All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your initial post should be 250 words at a minimum.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ initial posts. Respond to one post by a classmate who covered the nervous system and one post by a classmate who covered the endocrine system.  Choose a comorbid condition associated with the disease chosen by the student to whom you are responding.  List signs and symptoms associated with the comorbidity.  List factors that contribute to the development of the comorbidity as well as steps the person can take to avoid the development of the problem.  Describe the impact of the comorbid condition on a patient’s physical and mental health. Your responses must be at least 100 words in length.