If you have had a tracheostomy tube installed at a hospital, you are undoubtedly aware that you will need to take care of yourself when you get home. Routine cleaning is a part of tracheostomy care, and you must take the time to do it properly to ensure that your health is not compromised. Here are some cleaning tips that will help you with tracheostomy care. Cleaning Your Tracheostomy Tube
12 September 2018
High blood pressure is when it's 140/90 or higher. High blood pressure can lead to a heart attack or a stroke if you aren't careful and don't lower your blood pressure. Medication can help to lower your blood pressure, but if you aren't keen on taking medications, there may be some natural ways to lower your blood pressure. Read on for tips to help you lower your blood pressure naturally.
30 June 2018
If you snore, you may be at risk for developing sleep apnea; this can heighten your risk for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and extreme daytime sleepiness. Episodes of sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing for short periods of time when you sleep, and may even raise your risk for an abnormal heartbeat. If you snore, experience daytime sleepiness, or do not feel refreshed after a good night's sleep; your physician may recommend that you consider snoring surgery.
21 May 2018
Type I diabetes is a disease you contract as a child. Some children have it so bad that they are born with it. Others may have perfectly normal childhoods up until they are suddenly diagnosed with the disease. Since you, as a parent, may be researching symptoms on what illness your child currently has, you may be shocked when your pediatrician informs you that your child has diabetes. It can be tricky to spot.
24 April 2018
When you're suffering from an injury or ailment and need to be seen quickly, an urgent care clinic can be a great option. Not only do these tend to be open 24 hours a day, but it's likely that you're located much closer to an urgent care clinic than you are a local hospital. Still, before you stop by an urgent care facility for your injury or ailment, there are a few things you should know.
23 March 2018
If you are thinking about providing in-home care for your aging parent, you could be a bit worried about whether or not you will be able to do it properly. It can be a bit overwhelming to have to take care of an aging parent, but it can be better than other alternative options, such as encouraging your parent to move into a nursing home. If you are nervous about providing elderly care, consider these tips that can help.
25 February 2018
Leaving your present home to move to a new city can certainly bring mixed emotions, can't it? On one hand, it's probably exciting to know that you'll be having new experiences and that you'll be making new friends. However, it might also be daunting to leave that which is familiar behind. Leaving close friends and family members can be tough, but that's not all. Realizing that you'll also have to start from scratch in establishing yourself with medical personnel in your new city might be downright disturbing.
6 December 2017
Upon discovering that their child is abusing opiates or other drugs, some parents are in complete shock because they didn't see this coming. For other parents, however, there have been warning signs — and the parents may regret that they didn't monitor their child's behavior more closely. Even if your child is young, you may notice some warning signs that could indicate he or she may gravitate toward developing a drug addiction.
18 November 2017
Prostrate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer experienced by men today. In fact, according to statistics provided by the National Cancer Institute, more than three million men are currently living with prostrate cancer in the United States. Even more unsettling is the fact that more than eleven percent of the male population can expect to be diagnosed with prostrate cancer at some point during their lives. If you are concerned about the risk prostrate cancer poses to you or someone you love, you may want to consider implementing some or all of the following tips to reduce the risk of contracting this type of cancer.
6 November 2017
After losing a lot of weight, there are many women who find that they are still not happy with the way that their body looks. There are many times when repercussions are left behind from how large they were before. There are different procedures that someone can have done to help them feel as comfortable with their new body as they can. The following guide walks you through a few procedures to consider if you have lost a lot of weight and do not feel comfortable with yourself as you feel you should.
17 October 2017