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 [Read More]
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 shower, but they are not resistant to the full immersion of swimming laps or diving under waves. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]