Hearing aids are becoming a common and essential health-related tool around the country. With one in 6 Australians having a hearing impairment (and the number is expected to double by 2050), the use of hearing aids will continue to increase. Thanks to advancements in technology, hearing aids are no longer large and bulky products that only your grandparents would wear. Newer designs are available in the market to provide a more comfortable fit, an affordable price and increased functionality.
5 September 2018
There are a number of precautionary steps that elderly people should take to reduce their risk of developing oral health problems. Continue reading to learn what these steps are. Avoid tobacco and excess alcohol consumption Smoking or chewing tobacco products and consuming excessive amounts of alcohol on a regular basis can increase anyone's chances of developing serious oral health conditions, regardless of their age. These bad habits can, for example, put a person at risk of getting oral cancer.
10 July 2018
Ankles are a very delicate part of the body. In fact, the story of Achilles (the namesake of the Achilles' heel) demonstrates that even someone who appears to be in incredibly strong and powerful can be felled by an injury to their ankle. If you are an athlete who has been affected by an ankle injury, here are some tips to help you regain your strength. Ice and elevate As the ankle is low on the body, it is very prone to swelling and further damage if you attempt to stand and bear weight on the joint.
15 May 2017
Weightlifting is one of the most arduous exercises that one can engage in. In addition to joint aches and pains that come about due to the constant lifting of heavy loads, weightlifters are also prone to damage to their soft tissue due to high impact. If not attended to, the soreness and the pain can become overwhelming and event interfere with your weight training. Rather than resort to constantly being on pain medication, you may want to consider an all-natural way of alleviating these aches that come with weight lifting.
27 February 2017
Shoulder pain is a common problem experienced by individuals of all ages around the globe. However, this condition is more prevalent among people who engage in extensive physical activities. This makes the shoulders and associated structures susceptible to wear and tear as well as injury. If you have been experiencing shoulder pain, you should consider seeking professional assistance from a physiotherapist. Additionally, it is important to understand the root of the problem in order to reduce escalation and promote health.
27 February 2017
During the dry summer months, many people find that they have extra irritation in their sinuses and eyes, especially if they also suffer from hayfever. This can be exacerbated during stormy summers where the alternating hot dry heat and rains can result in plants and weeds flowering and producing irritating pollens. Here are some tips to help you deal with the issue. Take lots of warm steamy showers A lot of the congestion in your sinuses and throat can be temporarily relieved by standing in a warm and steamy environment such as a shower.
24 February 2017
Do you dread your period each month, anticipating terrible pain and discomfort? You're not alone, as the majority of women suffer some form of period pain, whether it's stomach ache, cramps, bloating or general aches and pains. You don't need to put on a brave face and suffer, though, as there are many ways you can reduce period pain. These range from getting plenty of exercise, cutting out certain items of food and drink during your period and considering taking birth control.
24 February 2017