Every leads to changes in body functions including the

Every part of human
body has its own role in order to maintain normal body functions, but in some
circumstances a person undergo amputation that leads to changes in body
functions including the self-esteem and body image. Body image is a way which a
person can determine if his/her own body can affect the way of his/her
interactions in the society as well as the interpersonal relationships
(Bessell, Dures, Semple and Jackson, 2012, cited in Gilg, 2016). A change in
appearance as a result of disease or trauma can alter or affect how a person
perceive his/her own body (Bessell et al, 2012, cited in Gilg, 2016). These
alterations can affect the body image in cases that a person is incapable in
adapting to change (McRobert, 2012 cited in Gilg, 2016).

    Body image is related to a person’s
self-esteem. According to Breakey, 1997, p. 58 cited in, Gilg, 2016, changes in
body image is connected thru emotional, perception and psychological reactions.
It is significantly lower in individuals who have lost two limbs compared to
those who only have one lower limb amputated (Gilg, 2016). A person who has
lost both legs have the lower body image because their social interaction as
well as their personal relationships are highly affected than those who lost
one limb. For example in daily activities like driving and job activities
(Gilg, 2016). Thus, self-esteem can also be affected because these limitations
are the reasons for them to completely adapt. Also the levels of quality of
life and level of self esteem are lowered with an increase rate of depression
are related to body image anxiety (Horgan & MacLachalan, 2004, cited in
Freysteinson & Thomas, 2017).

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     As of today, people with disabilities are
most likely to report that health care providers’ skills and facilities do not
met their needs. They experience rejection and discrimination in the health
care system than people without disabilities. (WHO, 2013)