Two Steps That Elderly People Should Take to Minimise Their Risk of Developing Oral Health Problems

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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

Taking It Easy After an Ankle Injury

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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

Remedial Massage: Ways It Is Beneficial To Weightlifters

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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

Physiotherapy: Understanding Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

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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

Finding a solution to your hayfever

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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

Three Ways to Reduce Period Pain

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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

What to Expect When You Require a Dialysis Access Point

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For people with kidney failure, there can be a long wait for a suitable kidney transplant. In the interim, you will need to have dialysis to clean and filter the blood, replicating the function that the kidneys usually carry out. The dialysis requires access to a large vein in order to access the blood supply.  Assessment For people who have a sudden collapse in blood function, there may be an initial access point placed in the neck in hospital.

24 February 2017