Posts Tagged "medical help"

Basic First Aid

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Basic First Aid

In the time it takes to read this page, you could learn enough first aid to save a life. A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes, but it can take more than eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive. So a simple procedure such as opening someone’s airway can save their life while they’re waiting for emergency medical help. The latest government figures, from 2002, estimate 2.7 million people in the UK went to A&E because of an accident in their home. Of these, 910,000 were aged under 16. Sadly, almost 4,000 people in England and Wales died because of accidents...

Read More

Asthma

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease in which sufferers have repeated attacks of difficulty in breathing and coughing. There seems to be an increase in the amount of asthma all over the world, especially in children. Asthmatics tend to be sensitive to various types of irritants in the atmosphere that can trigger this contraction response from the bronchial muscles. The bronchi also have an inner lining that becomes inflamed in asthma, which makes the lining swell and produce an excess amount of the mucus (phlegm) it normally makes. All of these processes contribute to the airway narrowing and the...

Read More

15 Ways to Help You Get Pregnant

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Healthy Kids | 0 comments

15 Ways to Help You Get Pregnant

A planned pregnancy can be a fine balancing act between your hormones, time and in some cases – luck. We help tip the balance in your favour by providing some helpful tips on not just only improving the fertility of both you and your partner, but some important information on timing and making sure the efforts you make have maximum affect in helping you reach your goal 1. Have a Check-Up Before you take on any project, it’s always important to make sure you have all the information you need. It is best to make an appointment with your GP if you feel that becoming pregnant may be made...

Read More

Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

With Parkinson’s, it’s important to keep yourself as physically and mentally active as possible. In this way, mind and body functions can be maintained to the greatest possible degree. Regular physiotherapy can help body functioning. For the mind, frequent, stimulating interaction with relatives and friends will be beneficial. Clubs and societies are a good place to meet people and enjoy a chat or debate – local councils will usually be able to provide a list of such groups. Tackling Negative Thoughts Some people with Parkinson’s disease have a tendency to become...

Read More

Stroke Basics

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Stroke Basics

What is a Stroke? A Stroke is a brain attack. For your brain to function, it needs a constant blood supply, which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to the brain cells. A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die. Strokes are Sudden and Have an Immediate Effect A person may become numb, weak or paralysed on one side of the body. They may slur their speech and find it difficult to find words or understand speech. Some people lose their sight or have blurred vision, and others become confused or unsteady. A Stroke Can Damage Mind...

Read More