Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment

Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Kidneys control some of the most important components of the human body. Kidneys clean and purify the blood by eliminating toxins as waste. Without properly functioning kidneys, waste builds up in your blood stream and can make you sick. Our course provides an overview of how the kidneys operate in conjunction with the rest of the body. We will discuss the five stages of Kidney Disease and their effect on overall health. There are many ways to treat the symptoms of Kidney Disease that include supplements, natural remedies and various lifestyle changes. We will examine many of these treatments, as well as preventive measures to lessen the likelihood of developing Kidney Disease. 

* 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 kidneys
  • Identify what causes kidney disease and recognize various complications and treatments 
  • Select proper medications, vitamins and supplements for treating kidney disease
  • Identify natural therapies for treating kidney disease 

Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment Module 1
Introduction to Kidney Disease

Why are the kidneys so vitally important for the body? Kidneys pump nutrient-rich blood through our blood stream. When the kidneys aren’t functioning properly, waste and toxins build up and can make someone very sick. In this first module, we take a look at how the kidneys function and we examine how the kidneys regulate blood and bone health. An introduction to how dialysis treats kidney disease and the signs and symptoms of kidney disease are identified.

  • Kidney Function
  • The Kidneys and Blood Pressure
  • Blood and Bone Abnormalities
  • Dialysis 
  • Interacting with Healthcare Professionals 

Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment Module 2
Inflammation and Causes of Kidney Disease

There are many causes of kidney disease and in this module we will discuss a variety of conditions that can affect kidney function in very different ways. Doctors and scientists are still learning about the significance of inflammation in the body. Hypertension, diabetes, and stress all are inflammatory conditions and cause a variety of symptoms. This week we will explore these conditions in depth to discover how they affect the kidneys and overall health.

  • Inflammation
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Blockage of the Kidneys

Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment Module 3
Medications, Complications and Treatments

In this module, you will be introduced to a variety of medications that can be both helpful and harmful to the kidneys. As Chronic Kidney Disease progresses, it is very important to both take and avoid these medications. Blood, bone, the pH balance and heart health are also affected. Some conventional methods of treatment are introduced, such as quitting smoking, exercise and losing weight, as well as other lifestyle changes.

  • The Role of Medications 
  • Blood and Bone Health
  • Exercising and Losing Weight
  • Smoking Cessation 
  • Blood Pressure

Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment Module 4
Vitamins, Herbs and Emotional Components of Healing

Eating properly is something that all of us can and should be doing, but this is especially true with kidney disease. Eating the right foods can slow down and even in some cases improve the progression of kidney disease. A variety of diets are discussed, as well as the importance of drinking enough water to flush your body out. Finally, herbal and natural remedies that ease symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease are covered, as well as how beneficial support groups and emotional connections are in healing.

  • The Kidney Diet
  • Vitamins and Their Uses
  • Herbal Supplements
  • Toxins
  • Emotional and Spiritual Connections 

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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.