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Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain Issues
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Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain Issues

Previously associated with old age, lower back pain is now common across all age-groups and is a consequence of the hectic lifestyle we follow. While the intensity varies from person to person, and sometimes it even goes away on its own, at other times the pain lingers, returns or worsens and it is then that...

Things to do when living with an Alzheimer’s patient
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Things to do when living with an Alzheimer’s patient

With Alzheimer’s affecting an estimated 47* million people worldwide, out of which about 4 million are in India, this mental illness is more powerful and widespread than we think. Being devoid of any physical symptoms and often ignored as being age related changes in behaviour, Alzheimer’s cases worldwide are likely to cross 131 million by...

Skin Complications in Diabetes
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Skin Complications in Diabetes

We all know that diabetes is such a disease that affects every part of our body. It has its effect on not only organs like heart but also blood vessels, nerves, eyes, kidneys, skin etc. Out of all disorders, only skin complications are usually neglected and underdiagnosed in people with diabetes. According to a study...

How to prevent Heart Attack?
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How to prevent Heart Attack?

We were contacted by Mr. Raj Agarwal who is a 55 year old, with type 2 diabetes since the last 10 years. He complained of swelling in his ankles and feet, shortness of breath, and weight gain. Recently, he faced congestive heart failure. He was confused as to why he suffered a heart attack, whether...

5 Common Mistakes People with Diabetes Make
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5 Common Mistakes People with Diabetes Make

With each passing day, more and more number of people are being diagnosed with diabetes, primarily because of their unhealthy lifestyle. It is usually seen that after the diagnosis, people follow their doctors advise very seriously. However, after their blood sugar comes under control, they take their health for granted. As a matter of fact,...

Post Operative Care by Home Health Nurses
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Post Operative Care by Home Health Nurses

The word “surgery” makes us apprehensive, as we contemplate the potential risks and complications. But did you know, that post operative care is as essential as the surgery itself as it mitigates a number of those very risks? Why is post operative care important? Post surgery, you are prone to infections and surgery-related complications, such...

Caring for IV Lines at Home
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Caring for IV Lines at Home

IV lines, also kno​wn as intravenous catheters, play a vital part in treatment procedures such as chemotherapy, blood transfusion etc. These procedures may involve direct and faster administering of blood, saline and other drugs into patient’s body. A patient’s safety procedure requires that their immediate caregivers such as their family members are well-aware and involve...

CPAP treatment for COPD patients
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CPAP treatment for COPD patients

This article will help you understand what is COPD and how we can treat it effectively with CPAP therapy. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Symptoms of COPD COPD is a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult. Its symptoms include increased breathlessness, frequent...

Home remedies for bed sores
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Home remedies for bed sores

Bed sores are very common among patients who are forced to stay confined to a bed or even a wheelchair. It is caused due to the constant pressure exerted by the patient’s body on the surface of the contact and the friction it causes with the skin. They are mostly painful and make the patients...

Physiotherapy for Paralysis: How do they connect?
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Physiotherapy for Paralysis: How do they connect?

Paralysis is the result of the loss of muscle use in a particular part of the body because the signals passed between the brain and the muscles are tampered. Major causes are stroke and trauma with nerve injury. Blocked blood vessels or injury to the brain can cause a stroke resulting in issues like difficulty...

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