If you have an elderly loved one who suffers from the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, then you may find yourself wishing that their health problems could just "go away." It can be tough knowing that a loved one is having health issues that you can't do anything to ease, but realize that you can help them in some ways, including helping them maintain their personal care independence. As the aches and pains that come with age worsen, even simple personal care tasks can become difficult, which can lead to a feeling of helplessness or low self-esteem.
11 January 2017
If your doctor has determine that you need to keep a Foley catheter inserted for a period of time while you're home, that may come as a surprise to you. Most people don't have experience with catheters, and you may wonder what you need to know to avoid infection and handle the situation until your doctor says it can be removed. Heed the suggestions below to make the experience a useful and comfortable one.
31 December 2016
If you suffer from arthritis, your doctor will recommend a number of treatments to alleviate symptoms. One possible recommendation is physical therapy. Since arthritis is considered a progressive disease, you might not see the benefit of going to therapy, but it is worth it. If you have been referred to physical therapy services, here is what you need to know. Why Physical Therapy? Physical therapy services does not have the ability to reverse the damage that has been done to your joints by arthritis, but it can still be useful in managing your symptoms.
21 December 2016
Stubbing your toe can be pretty painful, but thankfully, it does not usually lead to a serious injury. The resulting bruises, strained tendons, and little cuts are all things you can typically deal with at home. Follow these steps to care for your stubbed toe. Note: If you are a diabetic or have a circulation disorder, a stubbed toe can be a more serious injury because your body may not heal effectively.
7 December 2016
There are four major things you should do that will help to ensure your teeth remain healthy and great looking for as long as possible. By following the tips in this article, you will find your teeth stay in great shape for as long as possible. Eat the right foods The first thing you want to do is learn how to eat in a way that's healthier for your teeth. You should try to incorporate more dental healthy foods into your everyday diet like foods rich in dairy.
22 November 2016
Suffering from sensitivity with your teeth can make it difficult to eat and drink hot or cold things, and it can also make teeth-whitening procedures very painful. If you have sensitivity with your teeth, it might be a result of your brushing habits. Here are a few things you might be doing wrong that can lead to sensitivity with teeth. Using a hard-bristled brush Toothbrushes come in three main types, and the best type to choose is a soft-bristled brush.
18 November 2016
Moving into your own home is an exciting time. It can also be a stressful time, especially if you have epilepsy. If you've always had family members nearby to watch over you, the thought of living alone might be frightening, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your epilepsy doesn't get in between you and a safe, normal life. Invest in a Seizure Response Dog
13 October 2016
Atopic dermatitis, also called hereditary eczema, is a condition that can leave your skin dry, scaly, and itchy. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition, but it can be managed by keeping your skin moist. However, there's more to moisturizing than just slathering some lotion on your skin. Here are three moisturizing tips for atopic dermatitis sufferers. Choose a strong moisturizer All moisturizers aren't created equal. There are three types of moisturizers: lotions, creams, and ointments.
28 September 2016
Head lice is a type of very small insect that infests scalps and feeds on human blood. While having lice does not present a danger to a person's health, it can be uncomfortable, and head lice treatment should begin promptly. Head lice is often spread in school, since children tend to be in close contact with each other. If you learn that your child has lice, or there has been an outbreak of head lice among classmates, take the following steps:
12 September 2016
Anyone that rides horses can have back pain, but it can be even worse if you are older. Fortunately, there are things you can do to deal with this pain. For example, you can change the way you ride your horse, as well as get the right treatment for your pain. Keep reading and you will soon be riding your horse pain free. Causes of Back Pain for Horse Riders
25 August 2016