P.E. Final Exam

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  1. Drug Addiction
    [Addictive behavior, substance abuse, or chemical dependency] is a complex brain disease characterized by compulsive and uncontrollable drug cravings even at the peril of serious negative consequences.
  2. Drug
    Any substance that alters the user's ability to function.
  3. Drug Abuse
    Intentional and inappropriate in a drug resulting in physical, emotional, financial, intellectual, social, spiritual, or occupational consequences of the abuse.
  4. THC
    • Not completely eliminated 30 days or more after an initial dose
    • Short term effects: Tachycardia, dryness of the mouth, reddened eyes, stronger appetite, decrease in coordination, and tracking, etc.
  5. Excessive drinking
    More than half of car accident deaths.
  6. Synergistic action
    Lost all real effect of medication.
  7. Alcohol on Campus
    28% of all college dropouts.
  8. Treatment of Addictions
    • Professional guidance and support
    • Psychotherapy
    • Medical care
    • Behavior modification
  9. Tobacco Use
    Largest preventable cause of death.
  10. Smoking and Cancer
    Most common carcinogenic exposure is in the workplace.
  11. Smokeless Tobacco
    • Average starting age: 10 years old
    • Fourfold increase in oral cancer.
  12. Trends
    Tobacco is the 6th largest cash crop in the U.S.
  13. Why People Smoke
    • Peer pressure
    • Appear 'grown up'
    • Rebellion against aythority
  14. Most important reasons to quit smoking
    • health
    • example
    • aesthetics
    • mastery
  15. Smoking Cessation
    • Only 20% of smokers why try to quit, quit the 1st time
    • Presistence is key
  16. Life After Cigarettes
    Risk for heart disease approaches that of a lifetime non-smoker in 10 years, and 15 years for cancer.
  17. Chlamydia
    Most prevalent in US.
  18. AIDS
    • End stage of the HIV infection.
    • 2 most common fatal conditions:
    • 1. Pneumocyststis carinii pneumonia - Parasitic infection of the lungs.
    • 2. Kaposi's sarcoma - Skin cancer.
  19. HIV
    Can go 10 years without signs or symptoms.
  20. Which STD's are Treatable
    • Chlamydia - antibiotics
    • Gonorrhea - penicillin and other antibiotics
    • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - Antibiotics, abstinence, and bed rest
    • Human Papillomavirus(HPV)+Genital Warts(Herpes) - untreatable
    • HSV 1 & HSV 2(both cause oral and genital herpes) - untreatable
    • Syphilis - untreatable
    • HIV&AIDS - untreatable
  21. Chronological vs. Physciological Age
    • Physiological age - Functional capacity to perform work at any stage in your life. (Systemic PA allows people to maintain a higher level of fuctional capacity and do not experience the declines typical in later years.)
    • Chronological age - actual age
  22. Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
    • 'unconventional','nonallopathic','integrative'
    • Conventional western medicine: Allopathic meds (Based on scientifically proven methods)
  23. 5 Categories of CAM
    • Alternative medical systems
    • Mind/body interventions
    • Biologically based therapies
    • Manipulations and boady-based methods
    • Energy therapies
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P.E. Final Exam
2012-08-13 15:26:42
chapters 13 14 15

Final for Concepts of P.A. at TCC TR
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