Ch 17: Clinical Intervention & Monitoring

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about clinical intervention and monitoring in nutrition. Learn the definitions and uses of medical nutrition therapy for a wide variety of conditions affecting many Americans.

Clinical Intervention and Monitoring - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors explain what medical nutrition therapy is and when and how it should be used. You will learn strategies for maintaining a healthy weight, medical approaches to weight loss, the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and dietary treatment of hypertension.

You'll learn about dietary interventions for type 2 diabetes, endocrine and other hormonal conditions and autoimmune diseases. As you progress through this chapter you can study dietary approaches to treating common gastrointestinal disorders, lactose intolerance, anemia and osteoporosis and more. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss medical nutrition therapy and its uses
  • Describe strategies for maintaining a healthy weight
  • Define lactose intolerance and dietary strategies for managing it
  • Discuss diet and its relationship with anemia and chronic kidney disease
  • Explain the role of diet in managing osteoporosis, food allergies and food intolerances
  • Describe dietary interventions for fatty liver disease
  • Identify the role of diet in pulmonary conditions
  • Explain perspectives on diet and cognitive disorders
  • Discuss diet during cancer treatment, post bariatric surgery, for HIV/AIDS patients

You will learn about all these topics by watching short, fun video lessons that make learning easy. In addition to the video lessons, taught by experts in their field, there are also self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts to accompany them. We'll give you key terms linked to text lessons and video tags that allow you to quickly get to a part of a video lesson you wish to re-watch.

22 Lessons in Chapter 17: Clinical Intervention & Monitoring
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Medical Nutrition Therapy: Definition & Uses

1. Medical Nutrition Therapy: Definition & Uses

Medical nutrition therapy is a dietary intervention that is used to prevent or treat health conditions that are caused by or made worse by unhealthy eating habits. Learn about MNT and how it can be used to treat common medical conditions.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

2. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.

Medical Strategies for Weight Loss: Medication and Surgery

3. Medical Strategies for Weight Loss: Medication and Surgery

Diet and exercise aren't the only options available for weight loss. Sometimes, diet and exercise may not help a person enough. This is why medications and surgery are used when necessary.

Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

4. Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

This lesson will describe the many different ways cardiovascular diseases can be diagnosed and treated. For example, you'll learn the differences between angioplasty and angiography.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

5. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

This lesson will describe for you the numerous controllable and uncontrollable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease as well as important preventative strategies to maximize your health.

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)

6. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. You can follow the DASH diet to decrease your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Learn which foods are part of the DASH diet and how much of each food to consume.

Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

7. Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

As many as 57 million people in the United States are on the path to becoming diabetic. Over 90% of them will be type 2 diabetics. But, what is this disease, and why has it become so prevalent? This lesson explores the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Common Endocrine Diseases, Related Hormones & Their Effects

8. Common Endocrine Diseases, Related Hormones & Their Effects

This lesson discusses seven endocrine diseases as well as the hormones involved. Specifically, we explore diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism.

Autoimmune Diseases: Definitions & Types

9. Autoimmune Diseases: Definitions & Types

What is an autoimmune disease? Why does it occur? What are some examples of autoimmune diseases? This lesson will describe myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and much more.

Common Gastrointestinal Disorders & Dietary Interventions

10. Common Gastrointestinal Disorders & Dietary Interventions

Common GI disorders, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, are irritated by certain foods. Learn about foods that should be avoided as well as foods that benefit the GI tract.

Lactose Intolerance and the Major Disaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

11. Lactose Intolerance and the Major Disaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

Disaccharides are a class of sugar created by the combination of two monosaccharides. The three major disaccharides in your diet are maltose, sucrose, and lactose. In this lesson, you will learn about these disaccharides and a common digestive system disorder called lactose intolerance.

Anemia: Types and Causes

12. Anemia: Types and Causes

Your red blood cells have a unique design that differentiates them from all other cells. This unique design makes them exceptional oxygen carriers. But if this ability to carry oxygen is compromised, the result is a form of anemia, such as pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.

What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

13. What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

Osteoporosis affects more than ten million people and causes more than one million fractures in the United States alone. Everyone is at risk for osteoporosis, but women are especially vulnerable. Learn more about this condition, including risk factors, causes, signs, diagnosis, and treatment in this video lesson.

Fatty Liver Disease & Dietary Interventions

14. Fatty Liver Disease & Dietary Interventions

Fatty liver disease is a condition in which there is an accumulation of fats in the liver cells. This condition can result due to abuse of alcohol or dietary factors. Learn about dietary interventions used to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

15. The Causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This lesson explores the causes of obstructive lung disease, including COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. We'll also discuss asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis.

The Impact of Diet on Pulmonary Disease

16. The Impact of Diet on Pulmonary Disease

The foods you eat can impact your breathing. Discover why good nutrition is an important consideration for those with a pulmonary disease. Learn which foods are recommended for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nutrition & Chronic Kidney Disease

17. Nutrition & Chronic Kidney Disease

Your kidneys filter out wastes. If you have chronic kidney disease, your kidneys will have a hard time doing their job. This can lead to a buildup of wastes in the blood. Changing your diet can help your kidneys so they do not have to work as hard.

What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives

18. What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives

The human ability to think is what sets us apart from the other animals. But what happens when memories or the ability to learn disappears? In this lesson we'll look at three common types of cognitive disorders: dementia, delirium, and amnestic disorders.

Food Allergies & Intolerances: Differences & Treatments

19. Food Allergies & Intolerances: Differences & Treatments

Food allergies and food intolerances are not the same thing. A food allergy can be a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. Learn about the differences between allergies and intolerances and how both are treated in this lesson.

Nutrition Recommendations During Cancer Treatment

20. Nutrition Recommendations During Cancer Treatment

It is important for a cancer patient to follow a nutritious diet and maintain a healthy weight. Learn about nutritional recommendations during cancer treatment and how to overcome obstacles, such as a loss of appetite, nausea and taste changes.

Nutritional Considerations After Bariatric Surgery

21. Nutritional Considerations After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery can be an effective path to long-term weight loss. However, the surgery changes the way nutrients are digested and absorbed. Learn how you will need to change your eating habits and nutrient intake after bariatric surgery in this lesson.

Nutritional Considerations for HIV & AIDS Patients

22. Nutritional Considerations for HIV & AIDS Patients

It is important for patients with HIV and AIDS to follow a healthy diet. Proper nutrition supports the immune system, controls cholesterol and prevents excessive weight loss. Learn about specific nutritional considerations for HIV and AIDS patients.

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