Thursday, February 23, 2012

What Is A Medical Alert System?

Are you concerned about the safety of yourself or an elderly loved one? If something awful happens to you, such as a fall, you may be unable to get the help you need, especially if you live alone. If only there was a way to live worry free, knowing that if something happened the appropriate people will know and can provide assistance. Well, now there is!
Medical alert systems can help! A medical alert system is a device that you can wear that you can activate when you fall. When activated, it can call for help to your phone, your cell phone, your pager, or 911. You simply press the emergency button on the wireless pendant that is provided. It is easy to install and very easy to use. All you need is a phone line and an electrical outlet! No longer live in fear about accidents in your own home. You will be able to contact the people you need to.
There are a variety of medical alert systems available, such as LifeLink. Medical emergency systems are highly recommended by doctors, eldercare, nurses, home care, and senior resource professionals to help with independent living. If you or a loved one falls, and assistance is not found immediately, there can be deadly consequences. That is why medical alert systems are so important. They can inform everyone who needs to know about the incident and provide immediate help for you or your loved one.
Medical alert systems may differ slightly from each other, but they all eliminate delays in the process of getting the medical help you need. Lifelink is one valuable option for you. Lifelink calls the people directly. Many monthly-fee monitoring centers have personnel answer your call and look into your records and talk to you before dispatching a call to 911 or anyone else. This delay could be detrimental to you if you are really in need of help. You need to get attention as soon as possible.
Also, medical alert systems are very affordable. You can choose a one-time purchase fee or pay over time. The fee is typical to one night's stay in a hotel in any big city in the United States. Surely you or your loved one's safety is worth that kind of sacrifice.
You do not have to live in fear about you or a loved one not being able to get help in the case of an emergency. With medical alert systems, you can rest assured that you will be safe. Then, you can go on with your day and live life to its fullest!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pearly Penile Papules Removal and Posshble Pain

When it comes to any changes in or on your body, it is important to immediately seek medical attention. You don't have to rush to the emergency room unless you are in persistent pain, experiencing strained breathing, prolonged bleeding, or impaired function in some way. Penile papules do not cause any of these symptoms; as a matter of fact, it is more unattractive than anything and causes no threat to any function or status of your overall health. So what you'll discover immediately is that your condition requires the assistance of a licensed and certified dermatologist with extensive experience in pearly penile papules removal.
You want to rid your body of these strange bumps, but you find yourself with a lot of questions which include but are not limited to: What will the pain of removal be like? Will the doctor numb the area so I won't feel the procedure? Do I have to go under general anesthesia? Will I be able to use the restroom or participate in intimate moments with my partner after the procedure? The comforting answers are twofold. First, your chosen doctor will be able to provide skilled removal that leaves your body with minimal scaring. Second, the pain, discomfort and disturbance to your normal life will only be impacted temporarily, especially in comparison to living the rest of your life with the presence or threat of penile papules.
Although you may have experienced some soreness during sexual contact or while wearing particularly tight clothing that has rubbed against your condition, the most painful aspects of your pearly penile papules removal process will be during your recovery stage. Once the local anesthesia wears off, you will be left with the ting of your method of removal. You can choose to use a laser, electric current, or a scraping method each providing, to be honest, some level of pain but lasting varying amounts of time. The more 'invasive' the procedure you choose, such as the scraping method, will take up to a month to heal and cause the most pain. Therefore, you should definitely spend a great amount of time consulting with your doctor about the degree of your condition. The choice of pearly penile papules removal method will be dependent upon that and of course the doctor's expertise. As long as you choose the doctor that you feel the most comfortable with during consultation your removal process will be in excellent hands.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Healthy Eating On The Cheap

In these tough financial times, it's important to learn how much it costs to eat clean healthy food. Healthy food should always be a priority, but if times are tough and you can't afford your local organic shop then it can be easy to slip into bad eating habits. The truth is, now is the best time to eat well, as you don't want to be catching a cold or getting sick and having to pay for doctor's appointments or medication.
Fruit & Vegetables
1. Shop at a market if you're not doing it already. For $10 you can buy a week's worth of vegetables. Cook your food in larger batches so you don't waste any food that gets old at the bottom of the fridge.
2. Buy food that is in season. Food that is not in season ALWAYS costs more. If you don't know when each fruit or veggie comes in season then shop at a market or your local green grocer as they will only stock the fresh stuff. For this reason you should avoid supermarkets as much as possible.
3. Frozen vegetables are a good option to keep in your freezer for when you run out of fresh food. They don't taste as good as fresh, but they are fine when used in cooking.
4. Vegetables that I have found to be the cheapest and go a long way are cabbage, onion and potato. These are so versatile, and if you vary your herbs and spices you will get a great range of tasty meals.
5. Fruit is often more expensive than vegetables and generally doesn't fill you up so much. If you are counting your pennies then I suggest forgoing fruit. Vegetables generally have a higher nutritional value so you won't be missing out on much.
1. My number one tip here is to shop at a farmers market. They are EVERYWHERE here in Melbourne - from Collingwood to Hurstbridge, you can find a farmers market near you. The markets tend to travel so some market locations are monthly, while others are bi monthly or weekly. Search online for a farmers market near you so you can plan in advance when to go.
2. Make friends with your local butcher. The meat is better quality than the supermarket and often cheaper too. Buy larger quantities to cook up a big batch of something, which can be portioned and frozen for future meals. You can also bulk up your meals with potatoes, onion, capsicum and other cheap vegetables.
3. If you have a fishing rod, consider catching a meal or two.
4. Meat is not a cheap source of protein so if times are tough then you should consider vegetarian sources of protein.
Other Protein
1. Dried beans and lentils are dirt cheap. For $2 you can buy a decent sized pack that will last a couple of weeks. Remember to soak overnight and rinse before cooking. Go to markets or Indian grocers to find different varieties.
2. Vegetarian protein can be mixed with meat sources to bulk up the meal while still providing good nutrition.
1. Oats are a decent breakfast choice if eggs are out for you. You should be able to buy a kilo for $1 at most supermarkets.
2. Tinned tomatoes can be very cheap. Stock up on them when you see them on special for under $1.
Cooking Ideas
Veggie stir fry
Combine onion, cabbage, capsicum, broccoli, mushrooms and any other veggies in a big pan. Stir fry with some oil, and spices of your choice. This is a good veggie base that can be added to potato, legumes, tuna or other meat. Refrigerates well.
Chili mish mash
Cook onion, minced meat, pre-soaked kidney beans, carrot, capsicum, tinned tomatoes, some water and any other veggies in a pot. Add salt, pepper, garlic, dried chili, ground cumin, coriander, paprika and any other spices you like. Freezes well.
Soak some lentils overnight. Be sure to drain and rinse well before cooking. Put in a pot with a tin of tomatoes, some water, vegetables of your choice (eg cauliflower, capsicum, onion, garlic) and add salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, turmeric and any other spices. Cook until soft. Freezes well.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Repair Injury

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury suffered by many and it causes pain and disability among adults. It will not only weaken your shoulder but will also hinder your day to day activities, such as wearing your clothes, brushing your teeth and combing your hair. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that are joined together, surrounding the front, back and top of your shoulder joint connected to each other. When one or more muscles are torn, the tendons are detached from the humerus and they start to fray. As time passes, the tendon can entirely tear either on its own or during activities that exert huge load on the shoulders.
The most common symptom experienced by many is aching at the top and front of the shoulder. The pain is significantly higher when the arm is lifted overhead. Often, the patient is unable to have a good rest at night as the pain gets worse at night. Some patients may experience weakness in the injured arm and in a worst case scenario; the entire arm cannot be lifted at all.
When patients experience inability to lift their arm above their shoulder, it is normally due to their supraspinatus tendon rubbing against the under portion of their shoulder blade known as the Acromium. It can be acute and it can also be a gradual pain depending on the initial injury. Swelling and inflammation will be observed and the muscles in the rotator cuff will be weakened as a result.
Overuse of the shoulder causes bursitis or tendonitis which is also known as impingement. Impingement will cause the tissues below the acromioclavicular joint to be rubbing against the bone, causing irritation and pain. Normally the doctor will prescribe pain killers or cortisone injections. However if all fails, an arthroscopic acromioplasty or shoulder acromioplasty will be carried out.
As the surface of our acromion can be mis-shaped, bone spurs might develop. By jutting further down when the tendons are, it will cause much pain too the patient in the injured shoulder. The surgeon can reshape the acromion through arthroscopy, a minimal invasive surgery method or through open shoulder surgery.
Gentle exercises to obtain back full range of motion will start the day after the surgery and patients are advised to stop using the arm sling in the shortest possible time. The sutures will be removed a week after surgery and strengthening exercise will be taught to them. It will take approximately 3 months for the shoulder to recover fully.