3 Common and Recognisable Signs Your Child Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Common and Recognisable Signs Your Child Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes; fittingly, it is often diagnosed during childhood. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable, type 1 usually strikes without warning, and many children develop the condition despite neither parent having it. Even though type 1 diabetes isn’t preventable, you need to be able to know if your child might have developed it. Here are three common and recognisable warning signs to watch out for. 1. Unexplained Weight Loss   Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable...

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Could Your Vertigo Be Treated with Physiotherapy?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Could Your Vertigo Be Treated with Physiotherapy?

Vertigo is a condition which triggers an unpleasant feeling of dizziness and can affect your balance and motion perception. You may also suffer from nausea, vomiting and a feeling of disorientation. Depending on the severity, vertigo can be mildly annoying or completely debilitating. There are several causes of vertigo, and the treatment you’ll need depends on which type of vertigo you have. Cervicogenic vertigo is affected by neck and spinal movements, so you might feel more extreme symptoms when turning your head or stretching. This...

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The Different Causes of Sleep Apnoea

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Different Causes of Sleep Apnoea

If your loved one suffers from sleep apnoea, it can be quite obtrusive to your sleeping patterns. Not to mention that their health would also be at risk if they are having trouble breathing as they sleep. This is why it would be crucial to determining the cause of their breathing problems so that they can be remedied before you have a serious health crisis on your hands. The following are some of the different causes of sleep apnoea. Excessive consumption of alcohol One of the main culprits of breathing problems as you sleep is alcohol. When...

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Dancing Delights | 3 Smart Physiotherapy Tactics To Extend The Longevity Of Your Dance Career

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dancing Delights | 3 Smart Physiotherapy Tactics To Extend The Longevity Of Your Dance Career

As a budding professional dancer, you’ll want to do everything possible to boost your performance, especially when you’re looking to break into the big leagues. But with so much competition out there, how can you cut through the clutter and emerge successful? The answer may lie in something you never imagined before –– physiotherapy. This commentary equips you with smart tactics to extend the longevity of your dance career.   Speed Up Injury Healing Through Specific Exercises When you dance, you naturally use and put pressure...

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How To Provide First Aid To An Adult Who Is Choking

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Provide First Aid To An Adult Who Is Choking

Seeing someone choking can be a very frightening experience, especially if you don’t know what to do to help them.  So what causes choking and what can you do to help? Here’s an overview on how to provide first aid to an adult who is choking. What is choking? Choking is the term used to describe a situation where a person’s airway becomes obstructed, preventing them from breathing properly.  The usual cause of choking is mistiming the swallowing of a piece of food, causing it to become stuck in the person’s...

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Understanding The Types And Stages Of Prostate Cancer

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding The Types And Stages Of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a common cancer that affects men, particularly elderly men. It starts in the prostate gland, which surrounds the urethra at the base of the bladder, but it can spread to other parts of the body. When you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, your doctor will establish the type of prostate cancer you have, and this will help them establish the best course of treatment for you. Types Of Prostate Cancer There are four main types of prostate cancer, and each type is characterised by the cells the cancer first developed in....

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Can I wear my hearing aid in the pool?

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can I wear my hearing aid in the pool?

Many hearing aid wearers are eager to continue a normal lifestyle including swimming and playing in the pool. However, given the sensitive calibration of hearing aids, and the high expense of replacing waterlogged devices, it’s a good idea to take some precautions before you jump in the pool.  Check the waterproof rating of your hearing aid Many hearing aids are rated as water resistant rather than waterproof. This means that they can operate with a small exposure to water, such as incidental water exposure being caught in a rain...

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Treating Bowel Incontinence With Physiotherapy

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Treating Bowel Incontinence With Physiotherapy

Episodes of bowel incontinence can leave you feeling anxious and impact your self-confidence. This is a problem that affects both men and women and is usually caused by muscle weakness or damage to the anal sphincter muscles. These are the muscles that engage when you try to hold off having a bowel movement, and they are located directly under the pelvic floor muscles. Weakness and damage are typically caused by childbirth, rectal surgery or prolonged periods of straining to empty your bowels. Physiotherapy can help you regain control of your...

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4 Ways to Make Walking on Crutches More Comfortable After Surgery

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Make Walking on Crutches More Comfortable After Surgery

If you’ve just had surgery on your leg, it’s likely that you will need to use crutches for at least a couple of weeks in order to get around. Unfortunately, many people find that walking with crutches becomes uncomfortable very quickly. Here are just four things you can do to improve your comfort while wearing crutches. 1. Ensure the Sizing is Right When you get your crutches, make sure you thoroughly check that they are the right size for you. Most modern crutches can be adjusted to ensure that the proper fit is gained, and this...

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What to Do If You’ve Tried Everything to Solve Your Sleep Problems

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What to Do If You’ve Tried Everything to Solve Your Sleep Problems

Not being able to sleep is no joke. Insomnia can be the cause of serious problems like depression, high blood pressure and low motivation. If you feel as though you’ve tried everything to improve your sleep, then it’s time to seek professional help. There could be an underlying cause to your insomnia that you don’t even realise, like sleep apnoea or narcolepsy. Follow the steps below to ensure that your sleep problem isn’t left untreated. Ask to be referred to a sleep specialist Sleep problems are common and can...

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