There are a variety of conditions and illnesses which can prove very detrimental to our health. However, many have telltale signs that can be detected early to either stop the process before it damages our health too much or at the very least slow its effects. In this guide, straight stairlifts provider, Acorn Stairlifts, advises how to spot the signs of a number of different conditions:
Dementia refers to a variety of brain disorders which trigger a loss of brain function, with the conditions often progressive but eventually severe. Around 850,000 people are suffering from dementia in the UK currently, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, but the organisation goes on to state that 225,000 individuals will develop dementia this year alone — that works out at one new case every three minutes.
It’s important to stress that, while there is no cure for any type of dementia currently, the number of deaths from the condition would be halved if the onset of dementia was delayed by five years.
Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter whether you’re old or young, an employee or retired, or anyone else, you can be affected by hearing loss at any point in your life. In fact, more than 48 million Americans have reported some degree of hearing loss in their lifetime, according to the site Healthy Hearing. One of the most common ways people tend to manage their hearing loss issues is with the help of a hearing aid.
While there are many reasons why someone might experience a loss in hearing, and there are many kinds of hearing aids on the market, their sole purpose is to amplify sound and improve the user’s quality of life. Here are the top four hearing aids that you should consider if you are suffering from hearing loss.
Slips and falls accidents have the tendency to be extremely costly. In fact, according to the National Floor Safety Institute, injuries due to falls are the number one cause of injury and cost an estimated $13 million per year. If you fell as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Immediately following a slip and fall accident, there are a few important things you need to do in order to prove that the property owner was a fault for your injuries.
Seek Medical Attention
Many of the injuries that occur when you slip, and fall are relatively minor. However, broken bones, internal injuries, and head trauma are not uncommon, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is extremely important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident to not only keep you out of immediate peril, but to obtain, in writing, a professional diagnosis of the initial injuries you sustained from the accident.
Pregnancy should be an exciting time, but it also places a strain on your body. By eating a healthy diet, watching your weight and staying active, your pregnancy can be far more pleasant.
As HARTMANN Direct highlight, making small changes to your diet can have a positive impact on your body. Before you make any changes, perhaps have a chat with your GP first if you have any existing medical conditions or are unsure about what needs to change.
If you plan on getting pregnant in the next 12 months, you want to make sure that your diet is rich in folic acid and this means being proactive about increasing your intake of it.
You can take supplements and there is a growing range of pre-natal vitamins but if you prefer the natural approach, eating folic acid-rich foods in your diet is relatively simple. Folic acid is found on whole grains, cereals, vegetables and citrus fruits.
Pre-pregnancy you should be aiming for a folic acid intake of 400 to 600mg, increasing it to 800mg during pregnancy to minimise the risk of birth defects.
I’m nearly 7 months down the line now after having a baby. I do wish I knew some of these important tips on taking care of yourself at the start.
Once you’ve had your baby, all of your focus will of course be on them. However it’s important not to neglect your own health too. To stay energized, happy and productive you’ll need to take good care of yourself.
Here are some of the things to consider after you have just had a baby.
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Get Plenty of Rest
This might seem like an impossible task when you have a newborn baby. But ensuring you get enough rest is an essential part of healing, and being able to cope with this brand new situation. You could lean on your partner or friends and family at this time. Even if they can help with cooking and cleaning, it leaves you free to focus on recovery and looking after your baby. Having too much to do could easily leave you feeling overwhelmed, and so accept help from loved ones if they’re willing to give it. This will give you more time to rest in preparation for everything you have ahead of you.
When baby girl was born we were given loads of different advice on what to use on her little bum to prevent nappy rash. I was very happy a couple of weeks ago when I was sent a tube of Sudocrem’s Care & Protect cream to try. I always keep an open mind when reviewing products. Before this we tried a few different creams and lotions to see which was the best.
My mum always says the original grey tub of Sudocrem is the best. To be honest she is right. That was what we were using before being sent the Care and Protect. Unlike the original Sudocrem, Care & Protect is lighter and not so thick to use. A small tube will go a long way.
It is perfect for everyday use as well as its very gentle. It makes baby girl’s skin very soft. It’s also hypoallergenic and has been dermatologically tested, and is also free from artificial colours and preservatives.
Sudocrem Care & Protect is a nappy rash ointment, designed specifically for babies. It offers triple protection against getting nappy rash at each change.
1. Creating a protective barrier that seals in the skin’s natural moisture and protects even the most delicate skin against external irritants.
2. Conditioning the skin – Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B5 helps to protect the skin and keep it soft, healthy and moisturised.
3. Guarding against infection – It acts as a barrier to protect delicate skin from the chemicals in urine and poo, and from chafing and rubbing.
Sudocrem Care & Protect also won Product of the Year 2015 in the category of ‘Best Nappy Cream’.
What cream/lotion do you use on your baby’s bum? Have you tried Care & Protect?
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