Posts Tagged "Care"

Pleurisy

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Pleurisy

Pleurisy іѕ inflammation οf thе thin lining around thе lungs. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? A thin lining, known аѕ thе pleura, exists around thе lungs. It allows fοr smooth, comfortable movement between thе chest wall аnԁ thе lungs аѕ a person breathes. Thе pleura gets rough аnԁ stiff whеn іt becomes inflamed. Bесаυѕе thе lung expands аnԁ contracts whіƖе breathing, thіѕ inflammation mаkеѕ breathing painful. Whаt аrе thе signs аnԁ symptoms οf thе condition? Pain wіth breathing іѕ thе mοѕt common symptom οf pleurisy. Thе pain іn thе...

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Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Cystic Fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions. In CF, these secretions are stickier and thicker than normal. This hinders the functioning of important organs, such as the lungs and digestive system. Causes of Cystic Fibrosis The exact cause of CF is a single faulty gene found on chromosome 7, which controls salt and water movement in and out of cells within the body. To develop CF, a baby has to inherit the faulty gene from both parents. About one in 25 people in the UK is a carrier of the CF...

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Osteoporosis

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become thin and weak, and break easily. It frequently goes undiagnosed until a fracture occurs, as there are no warning signs. The spine, wrist and hips are particularly vulnerable to fracture. Osteoporosis Causes The bones are a living tissue, just like the rest of the body. Bone reaches a peak of being most dense and strong by around the third decade of life. From this point, bone mass slowly decreases. The greater the peak bone strength the longer it takes for bone mass to fall to dangerous levels. So it’s vital that by...

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Stopping Smoking

Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2011 in Keeping Fit | 0 comments

Stopping Smoking

If you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health. Impact on Health Smoking’s impact on public health is huge. In the years from 2007 to 2008 there were 1.4 million UK NHS hospital admissions for diseases caused by smoking. Smoking is responsible for one in every five deaths in adults aged over 35 in England, and half of all long-term smokers will die prematurely due to a smoking-related disease. In 2008, smoking caused 83,900 deaths in England. Smoking is a leading risk factor for many debilitating and, in many cases, potentially fatal health...

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Healthy Eating in Older Adults

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2011 in Healthy Eating, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Healthy Eating in Older Adults

Deciding what we mean by ‘older people’ is a little arbitrary. The World Health Organization classifies people aged between 45 and 59 as ‘middle age’, 60 to 74 as ‘elderly’ and over 75 as ‘old’. But the nutritional needs of older adults are difficult to neatly categorise into absolute age groups. Dietary needs depend on current health, and while many older people are fit and active, some others who are younger may be frail and require additional care. Nutrition for generally fit and healthy older adults Fat Advice to restrict fat intake,...

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Coronary Heart Disease and How to Avoid It

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Eating, Keeping Fit, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Coronary Heart Disease and How to Avoid It

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is a term used to describe narrowing of the blood vessels supplying the heart. Like all other parts of the body, the heart muscle needs a blood supply of its own to give it food and oxygen. The blood vessels which supply the heart are called coronary arteries. If one or more of the coronary arteries becomes narrowed, they cannot supply enough blood to the heart muscles. This results in the heart being unable to pump properly. The most severe form of CHD occurs when there is a complete blockage of a coronary artery and this is called a heart attack. Following the...

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Nursing and Home Help in Mallorca

Posted by admin on Jul 14, 2011 in Featured | 0 comments

Nursing and Home Help in Mallorca

For help around the house, cooking a meal or assistance with bathing to providing a qualified nurse to help with wound care or rehabilitation. Whatever you may need call us we would be happy to help.

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Equipment Hire in Mallorca

Posted by admin on Jul 14, 2011 in Featured | 0 comments

Equipment Hire in Mallorca

We have a wide range of equipment for hire or included with our services. Contact us for more details and let us help you make your life a little bit easier.

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