The correct answer to the question is option A – Symptoms Symptoms are perceived changes in some function, sensation, or appearance of a person that indicates the presence of a disease or disorder. Only the patient can experience symptoms; others cannot notice it.
Examples of symptoms include headache, pain, fatigue, or nausea. A sign is a change in the body that indicates a disease. People around can notice signs in someone that is sick. Examples of signs are cough, fever, ascites, high blood pressure, and clubbing. Feeling simply refers to an emotional state or reaction. It does not explain headache, itchiness, and warmth. Emotion refers to a strong feeling derived from a person's circumstances.
Whenever someone feels bad, the doctor may ask them about their symptoms. The symptoms are the things that make the person feel bad. If the person has the flu, the person’s symptoms may include fever, chills, headache, and coughing, to name a few.
There are other symptoms regarding the flu. When the patient tells the doctor about their symptoms, this helps the doctor figure out what is wrong with the patient. Sometimes a doctor can figure it out instead of doing blood work.
However, some blood work may need to be done in order to make for certain the patient’s ailment. Then the doctor can prescribe the correct medication for the patient. Some medications only relieve certain symptoms and therefore the patient should read the label.