lymphedema.

This Discussion has 3 parts:

  1. Lymphatic
    • Define lymphedema.
    • What is elephantiasis?
    • Provide the differential diagnosis of mumps versus cervical adenitis.
  2. Thorax and Lungs
    • Define and provide an example of a disease/situation where this sign/symptom might be present:
      • Dyspnea
      • Orthopnea
      • Apnea
      • Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
      • Tachypnea
      • Bradypnea
      • Hyperpnea
      • Kussmaul breathing
      • Periodic breathing (Cheyne-Stokes).
    • Support your answer with a previous experience you have encountered in your career.
  3. Cardiovascular System
    • Name and write the location of the five traditionally designated auscultatory areas and explain why it is heard there.
    • A pregnant patient (32 weeks’ gestation) is having difficulty with dependent edema and painful varicosities. What can you suggest to help this patient’s problem and explain rationale?

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in proper current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.