Emphysema: Prevention and Treatment

Emphysema: Prevention and Treatment

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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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The respiratory system is a vital, complex system which controls one of the most important aspects of the human body: breathing. Ensuring the body has clean air to breathe, free from pollutants and irritants is one of the best ways to stay healthy. This course focuses on how Emphysema and other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders are diagnosed and methods for prevention and treatment. By understanding the inner workings of these diseases and how they affect the body, you will be able to turn your focus to properly treating the symptoms. We will discuss a variety of dietary therapeutics and supplements, as well as many herbal medicines that will aid in the healing process. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the various functions of the respiratory system
  • Identify ways to diagnose and treat COPD
  • Recognize proper dietary therapies and supplements
  • List types of herbal medicines and alternative treatments for COPD

Emphysema: Prevention and Treatment Module 1 
Respiratory Anatomy

Our lungs are responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air we breathe and the blood in our body. Ensuring that lungs are functioning properly contributes to our overall well-being and keeps us healthy. Module one provides an introduction to the overall respiratory system, including the four phases of respiration. We will break down the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and gain an understanding of the conditions associated with chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema and Bronchiectasis.

  • Anatomy of the Lungs
  • Mechanics of Breathing and Control of Respiration
  • Pathway of Airflow
  • COPD Symptoms
  • Role of Inflammation

Emphysema: Prevention and Treatment Module 2 
Disease Diagnosis and Treatment 

COPD typically takes years to develop in order for a patient to notice any type of symptoms or abnormalities. Once the symptoms are presented to a doctor, a series of diagnostic tests, including a review of the patient’s medical history and a physical examination are usually performed. This week we take a look at tests used to diagnose COPD disorders and typical treatment methods for COPD. We will also examine the role cigarettes play in contributing to respiratory disorders and why it is so important to quit smoking. Making the decision to quit and altering lifestyles can be quite challenging, but this module illustrates important benefits to overall health and provides solid methods that have been used to aid in giving up cigarettes.

  • Diagnostic Tests for COPD
  • Conventional Treatments for COPD
  • Quitting Smoking
  • Cigarettes and COPD
  • Reasons to Quit

Emphysema: Prevention and Treatment Module 3 Chapters 5 - 6
Dietary Therapeutics and Supplements

Understanding the role food plays in natural treatments for COPD is a very important. Without a change in diet, other steps for healing can be much less effective. Module three discusses how critical detoxification is in the healing process in order for dietary therapies, supplements and herbal medicines to do their part. This week we will discover how certain foods have a medicinal use for the treatment of COPD, what foods to avoid and how important raw foods are to improving overall health. Finally, we will explore the effects dietary supplements have on the body, as well as list particular actions the supplements are used for. 

  • The Role of Nutrition
  • Detoxification
  • The Medicinal Use of Food for COPD
  • Foods to Avoid
  • Raw Foods

Emphysema: Prevention and Treatment Module 4 
Herbal Medicine, Breathing and Alternative Treatments

The last week of this course focuses on a variety of topics: the use of herbs in COPD, physical activity, breathing techniques and alternative treatments such as acupuncture and environmental factors. By examining a wide range of healing treatments and exploring how they affect the body, treating the symptoms of COPD can be much easier. We will gain an understanding of the various medicinal properties of herbs and the role they play in human health. And although exercise cannot reverse the damage done by COPD, we will cover how it helps strengthen muscles to extract oxygen more efficiently.

  • Use of Herbs
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture 

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.