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 throat. [Read More]
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 [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]