Archive for the ‘Personal Health’ Category

Importance of sleeping in the right posture

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

sleeping styleMany of us complain of body ache and pain in the joints after we wake up in the morning. One of the most common areas to be affected early morning is the back and the neck. You might have been all fine the night before but you can wake up not being able to move your neck or your back or your elbow joints. These body aches are nothing but symptoms of bad body posturing when sleeping that changes your body sore.

Having the correct posture when you are sleeping is as important as having the correct posture when you are walking or sitting. Twisting and tangling up your body at night and sleeping in weird postures is something we all do and think about it but it is as bad as it can get. One way to make sure that you are sleeping in the correct posture at night is to make sure that you lie down the correct way and try to fall asleep that way without moving from your position.

What is astigmatism?

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Astigmatism, eye careAstigmatism is an optical defect which many people face. It is rare compared to myopia and hypermetropia but not unheard of. The image formation doesn’t occur on the retina of the eye and the person has a blurred vision. Actually, the person has difficulty to focus on horizontal and vertical lines at the same time while viewing an image.

Sometimes it so happens that astigmatism cannot be cured by spectacles but only by contact lenses. This happens mostly when the cornea is scarred or there are some irregularities in the crystalline lens. Some symptoms of astigmatism can be severe too where vision gets severely blurred and headaches may occur. You should get yourself checked immediately as ignoring it might lead to worse conditions especially if you already have migraine. Corrective lenses will help you see better again. Refractive surgery is also possible which can fix this problem for good. In most cases, one doesn’t need t wear glasses ever again after this surgery.

Clearing ears-how important is it?

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Tips to clean ears, health careEars are the most difficult to reach external organ of our body. The ear is a very sensitive and delicate organ so any pressure put on the ear canal while trying to clean it might directly hit the eardrum. Cleaning ears is a delicate job and should be done with utmost care. The ear has wax candles that produce ear wax regularly that accumulates over the Eustachian canal.

This ear wax is soft and brittle in nature and should be cleaned with either ear buds that are cotton placed on the tip of plastic pipes or using chemical or water. Cleaning the ear wax is essential because it might lead to accumulation of dirt leading to ear block, it might give rise to infections and home to certain parasites or insects. It might impair the hearing ability as well. So it is very important to clean the ears regularly, with water, hydrogen peroxide solution or buds.

How to avoid nausea in high altitudes

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Tips to avoid nausea, health careIf you are about to plan a vacation for yourself in the mountains, the most important problem that can torment you in the high altitude is that of nausea. So while you plan your vacation in the mountains there are certain ways of avoiding the nausea that you should know.

You should always remember that you should be in proper condition of health before you leave for your trekking vacation in the mountains. You should keep in mind that it is necessary to maintain a slow pace while you are going up the mountains or the hills.

It is also required that you do not neglect any occurrence of headache or other health disorders. You are also required to properly dress in warn clothes while you go to the mountains or hills, drink lots of water at least 3 litres of water every day and certainly not to consume alcohol while you are in the mountains.

New communication classes at home for the disabled

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Communication classes for disabled, teaching communicationEducation for those with learning or physical disabilities had been neglected over the past but now, better communication with the disabled has made many of them get jobs also. The children with any sort of mental or physical impairment are to be treated kindly and with care to make them realize they are not ignored. At home communication classes are becoming popular as there are many students who are afraid of going out or cannot do so without constant support from another person. These communication classes are taken by compassionate professionals who have gained expertise in communicating with the disabled with practice. Uttering words in a calm voice, clear pronunciation, talking with face visible to the students, making eye-contact etc are certain aspects one has to know about teaching communication. Love and affection are necessary to make the student open up and believe their teacher completely. At home classes enrich this condition as the student gets all the devoted time.

Detoxification essentials

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Facts about Detoxification, health care tipsToxins are accumulated in various parts of the body after metabolism and these toxins are very harmful to the system if not cleaned and reduced properly. Elimination of these toxic substances from the body is called detoxification. The essential organs in our body that detoxifies our bloodstream are the lungs, kidney, liver and skin. Lungs detoxify by exhaling the carbon dioxide from deoxygenated blood and supplying pure oxygenated blood to the heart, liver breaks down the complex compounds into smaller fractions and these are given out by the kidney in form of urine and the skin in form of sweat.

Detoxification essentials include particular diet of food consumption that detoxifies the body, dialysis, acupuncture and use of detoxes and chelating agents. All of these are different physiological and medical methods of cleansing and nourishing the body system. Acupuncture detoxification, chelating and detox diet are used for normal essential detoxification whereas dialysis and detoxes are used when there is a serious need and the body cannot eliminate the toxins on its own.

Post Dialysis Care

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Care for Dialysis patients, health care tipsHandling a patient who is in the end stage of renal disease (ESRD) is not easy but it is at the same time not impossible. This article will help you to know a few things in detail. You must try to keep the patient lively by telling him that life has not ended.

You must keep an eye on the access site and check whether there are signals of redness, warmth, discharge or bleeding after the dialysis session. Do not allow the patient to perform any activity without checking the important signs. If there is bleeding, then give pressure directly for 15 minutes. If it does not stop consult a doctor and note the observation. Dressing must be changed after 24 hours. You must tell the patient to avoid potassium and sodium containing foods and tell them to take limited water just as the doctor told. Give frequent oral care to stop drying of oral mucosa. Any changes in the body like severe anemia, eye hemorrhage, hymoglobin, hematocrit must be informed to the doctor. Patients suffer from depression and anger problems so take care of their mental stage and make them realize that you are beside him.