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Advancements in medical technology are extending our lives, and we are aging more diversely than ever. Yet, many of us endure or will endure chronic diseases. This course explains in detail how to relate to those in the medical profession, how to advocate for better patient care, as well as what to say and not say to someone who is ill. We’ll look specifically at how to help someone who is in pain, and how to intervene with those that are non-adherent with medical advice. This course will also help caretakers identify if they are “caring too much,” with guidance regarding how to set boundaries.
Describes the difference between chronic and acute pain. Identifies the symptoms of and treatments for chronic pain conditions affecting women. Discusses the role of home remedies, relaxation techniques, and other non-drug therapies for treating chronic pain. Explains the psychosocial aspects of treating chronic pain. Describes how to manage use of pain medications, including opioids, to ensure patient safety.
Identifies the most prevalent forms of depression. Identifies the symptoms of depression and mania. Identifies the differences in presentation across age groups and sexes. Compares the theories of depression. Evaluates depression treatment modalities.
Discusses the physiology of sleep. Characterizes healthy sleep patterns. Identifies the different types of insomnia. Discusses women’s sleep problems across their life cycle. Identify treatments for insomnia including optimal sleep hygiene, behavioral methods, and pharmaceuticals.
Identifies the hormonal and neurologic changes that occur during menopause. Discusses the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, as well as effective treatments, including medication and behavioral approaches. Describes the latest research on the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, and identifies the conditions and symptoms for which HRT may be appropriate. Discusses the pros and cons of a variety of alternative remedies for menopausal insomnia, hot flashes, and depression, such as black cohosh and vitamin B supplements. Addresses recent developments in the prevention of chronic disease risk at menopause, including lifestyle changes and prophylactic medications.
Tooth decay could be a precursor to many health problems – notably obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Dental decay is the first to develop, and it predicts these and many other illnesses. That is because periodontitis, excess weight, hypertension, and other ailments such as hemorrhoids and deep venous thrombosis, often stem from the same cause: poor dietary choices. All dentists see the same patients again and again, suffering from plaque, cavities, infection – all of which are needless, preventable, and reversible. In this course, Dr. Somborac makes the connection between overall health and dental health. He describes how to prevent tooth decay and health decline, through easy-to-apply guidance you can use to help save patients` teeth and their lives.