Ch 1: Chronic Conditions

About This Chapter

The Chronic Conditions chapter of this Health and Wellness course is the most efficient way to study medical diagnoses and chronic symptoms associated with health and wellness. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete. It also includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with chronic conditions.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering chronic conditions material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about chronic conditions. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the definitions, symptoms, and examples of chronic conditions
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning health and wellness (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Chronic Conditions chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Chronic Conditions chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any health and wellness question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about chronic conditions for a standard health and wellness course. Topics covered include:

  • Treatment and causes of chronic muscle tension
  • Types of chronic skin conditions
  • Symptoms and effects of chronic sleep deprivation
  • Description and examples of chronic stressors
  • Cognitive impairment and MS
  • Chronic condition definition and strategies for management
  • An explanation of chronic pain management

18 Lessons in Chapter 1: Chronic Conditions
Chronic Muscle Tension Causes & Treatment

1. Chronic Muscle Tension Causes & Treatment

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the causes of chronic muscle tension. By the end of this lesson you'll understand both common causes and the consequences of chronic muscle tension. We'll also review some of the treatments for different types of muscle tension.

Chronic Skin Conditions: Definition & Types

2. Chronic Skin Conditions: Definition & Types

Remember when you had acne? Maybe you still do. You probably had it for a very long time. Thus, it was considered a chronic skin condition. This lesson will teach you about other famous chronic skin conditions in addition to acne.

Chronic Sleep Deprivation: Effects & Symptoms

3. Chronic Sleep Deprivation: Effects & Symptoms

In this lesson, we'll explain what sleep deprivation is in a medical context. Then, we'll review the common symptoms of sleep deprivation, which can be divided into three main categories: cognitive function and emotional and physical health.

Chronic Stressors: Definition & Examples

4. Chronic Stressors: Definition & Examples

Chronic stress can lead to a wide variety of physical and psychological problems. This lesson discusses the various types of chronic stressors and the problems that may develop due to chronic stress.

MS and Cognitive Impairment

5. MS and Cognitive Impairment

Multiple sclerosis is a condition affecting the brain and spinal cord, and patients experience a wide range of symptoms. In this lesson, we'll focus on cognitive changes that occur as a result of multiple sclerosis.

What is a Chronic Condition? - Definition & Management

6. What is a Chronic Condition? - Definition & Management

Whether it is an emergency situation or a lifelong health problem, an illness is draining. In this lesson, you will learn about the differences between acute and chronic conditions, along with examples of both.

What Is Chronic Pain Management?

7. What Is Chronic Pain Management?

In this lesson, we will define chronic pain and explore some of the management options patients have to cope with this problem by reducing their perceived pain.

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Techniques

8. Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Techniques

This lesson is going to go over some of the options that are available to help manage and reduce pain without the use of over-the-counter or prescription drugs. We will look at how some of the options work and the types of pain they relieve.

Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Asthma

9. Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Asthma

Not everyone desires to take prescribed or over-the-counter drugs to cure their asthma. We are going to discuss some of the non-pharmacological treatment options for asthma and how they work.

Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Depression

10. Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Depression

Depression is something that is becoming more and more prevalent in our world. There are many ways to combat depression that do not involve the use of drugs, as will learn in this lesson. We will explore many of the common non-pharmacological treatments for depression.

Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Hypertension

11. Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Hypertension

We know there are an abundance of medications available to treat hypertension, but what if you don't want to take medicine? This lesson will discuss the non-pharmacological treatment options for hypertension.

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management & Nursing

12. Non-Pharmacological Pain Management & Nursing

No one wants to experience pain, but if you do, there are non-pharmacological ways to help manage pain. In this lesson, we will learn about different ways nurses can aid in pain relief.

Blisters: Definition, Causes & Treatment

13. Blisters: Definition, Causes & Treatment

You've surely had a vesicle or bulla on your skin before. What's this? Well, you'll find out thanks to this lesson on the definition of a blister as well as the major causes of blisters and some of their potential treatment options.

How to Stop Trichotillomania in Toddlers

14. How to Stop Trichotillomania in Toddlers

In this lesson, we will learn about a disorder called trichotillomania. We will learn about techniques that are helpful in managing trichotillomania in toddlers.

How to Deal with Trichotillomania

15. How to Deal with Trichotillomania

While we've all wanted to pull our hair out at one point or another, we probably only did so once and didn't really follow through on it. This isn't the case for all people, though. Read on to learn about how doctors and patients deal with trichotillomania.

Adrenal Fatigue & Hypoglycemia

16. Adrenal Fatigue & Hypoglycemia

Adrenal fatigue is a little known about condition that potentially affects millions of people. This lesson will define adrenal fatigue and discuss how it affects the body and how it is related to hypoglycemia.

Alcohol & Hyperglycemia

17. Alcohol & Hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia is a health condition that can be recognized by high blood sugar levels. Lifestyle factors, like alcohol consumption, play an important role in managing hyperglycemia. Learn about what impact alcohol has on hyperglycemia.

Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

18. Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

It's unlikely that you've heard much about insulin autoimmune syndrome as it's a very rare condition. This lesson focuses on its symptoms and treatments, but also outlines the basics of this disorder as well.

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