This week, we discussed digestive and urinary system disorders. Select a topic from your readings, outcomes, objectives, concepts and sub-concepts (below) and present a question that applies to a concept or a disease process, wellness or illness. Submit your question in the following formats: audio, text or webcam. Once your comment has been posted, submit responses to your peers’ questions and comments. Consider the outcomes, objectives and concepts below when formulating your initial question.

Your question and response should explain, illustrate, justify, trace, discuss, compare, contrast, agree or disagree, interpret, evaluate, and summarize.

Weekly Outcomes & Weekly Objectives

Articulate alterations in structure and function of the renal and digestive systems. (CO 1)
Trace the impact that alterations in the renal and digestive systems have on the body. (CO 2)
Summarize the impact of alterations in the renal and digestive systems on homeostasis. (CO 3)
Understand normal renal and digestive system physiology.
Describe common types of renal disorders: causes, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
Compare and contrast common renal conditions: causes, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
Apply understanding of alterations in the renal and digestive system across the lifespan to formulate care priorities.
Discuss the renal system’s role in acid-base balance.
Review the renal systems function in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis
Examine responses to aging and its impact on pathophysiologic changes in the renal and digestive systems.
Describe how heredity and genetics influence pathophysiological alterations in the renal and digestive systems.
Main Topics and Concepts & Sub-Concepts with Exemplar

Alterations in the renal and urologic system: elimination
Alterations in the physical structure
Alterations in function
Cancers of the renal and urinary tract systems
Pathophysiologic renal and urologic response to aging
Genetic influences on renal and urologic system pathology
Alterations in the gastrointestinal system: elimination
Alterations in physical structures
Alterations in function
Cancers of the gastrointestinal system
Pathophysiologic gastrointestinal response to aging
Genetic influences on gastrointestinal system pathology
Acid-base imbalance: urinalysis, blood testing
Acute versus chronic conditions
Renal failure
Constipation
Cellular regulation: colon cancer
Fluid imbalances: dialysis
Metabolism: digestion and absorption, liver disease
Elimination: diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, renal calculi
Nutrition: nausea, vomiting, celiac disease
Tissue Integrity: peptic ulcer disease, gastritis
Infection: pyelonephritis, urinary tract infection, hepatitis C
Genetics: polycystic kidney disease, colon polyps

For full credit, your initial post should:

-introduce the question

-include 2 scholarly sources (one is an assigned reading, the other is a journal article or credible website)

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