Category: Health

    All about Medical Alarms

    Medical alarm (1) It is a device or a system that alarms the person about the presence of an obstacle, which requires urgent vigilance and medical emergency personnel. A medical alarm is also termed as “Personal emergency response system PERS” or medical alert. Common systems have a transmitter or wireless pendant that gets triggered in emergencies.  Medical alarms for seniors. At least one in four seniors experience falls yearly, which is the main cause of life-threatening incidents. Falls are a very serious and prevalent incident for aged people, so they need to get prepared before such an incident happens....

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    All about urgent care

    Urgent care (1) It is a sector of walk-in-clinic that focuses on the availability of ambulatory care in a medical facility outside the hospital’s emergency department. Urgent care centers treat illnesses or injuries that need instantaneous care but are not severe enough to require a visit to an emergency department. These centers are distinguished from ambulatory healthcare departments, such as convenient care clinics and emergency departments, by their accessible facilities on-site and spectrum of conditions they dealt with. Criteria for urgent care centers Both the American Academy of urgent care medicine AAUCM and the Urgent Care Association of America...

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    Knowhow of hearing aids

    Hearing aids (1) These are the small devices that amplify the sound and help the one in hearing those sounds which would otherwise not audible. Moreover, it replenishes the normal hearing of a person. Working of hearing aids All hearing aids work on the same principle. They have the same essential components that transfer the sound from the environment to the ear of the listener. Microphone It picks up sound vibration from the environment. Mini-chip Amplifier with mini-chip amplifies the sound and transforms it into digital code. It processes the sound according to the degree of hearing loss, level...

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    Overview of Fibromyalgia

    It is a disorder characterized by amplified musculoskeletal pain followed by Sleep, fatigue, mood, and memory issues. It is a chronic condition that causes tenderness in the muscles. According to researchers, fibromyalgia alters the way the brain and spinal cord processes non-pain and painful sensations. Its symptoms appear after an event such as surgery, physical trauma, or psychological effects. It can be said that symptoms accumulate without showing any triggering effect.Fibromyalgia (1) Fibromyalgia pain in different regions The pain can initiate in various tissues and muscles of the body. It can be mild and severe and sometimes extremely unbearable....

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    Understanding of psoriasis

    Psoriasis (1) It is an autoimmune skin disorder that is characterized by the rapid proliferation of skin cells. It is a non-contagious and chronic disease that makes up plaques of scaly and thickened skin. These scales are normally whitish-silver and are surrounded by red bumps. In normal conditions, skin cells proliferate in and gradually come to the surface and eventually shed off. In a person with psoriasis, T-cells produce certain inflammatory chemicals that stimulate the rapid multiplication of skin cells. Old skin cells do not fall off and new cells accumulate there causing red bumps with white scales around....

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    What is Crohn’s disease?

    Crohn’s disease (1) It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease IBD, characterized by the chronic inflammation of the digestive tract leading to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, and malnutrition. The location of inflammation varies from person to person. It can runs from the oral cavity to the anus and sometimes this inflammation goes deep down the bowel layers. It is painful and weakens the person. Onset of disease The symptoms of Crohn’s disease appear in the early 20s. However, another late peak can appear at the age of 50 to 70 years. Elderly-onset Crohn’s disease EOCD;...

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    Overview of Multiple sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis MS (1) Multiple sclerosis MS is a disease that targets the central nervous system and potentially disables the brain and spinal cord. A fatty sheath is known as “myelin”, covers the nerve fibers, and protect them. In MS, the immune system targets myelin and causes damage to nerves. This damage forms the scar tissue on nerves. As a result, the brain fails to send signals to all parts of the body. Types of MS (2) MS shows different illness patterns in different patients. According to these patterns, MS has been categorized into three types. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis...

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    All about Bipolar Disorder

     Bipolar disorder (1) Bipolar disorder, previously known as “manic depression” is a mental sickness that brings abrupt mood swings including emotional lows (depression) and highs (hypomania or mania). In emotional lows or depression, a person feels hopeless, sluggish, and sad, and loses interest in life activities. When he shifts to hypomania or mania, then he feels euphoric and highly energetic, which is usually irritable. These mood swings influence energy, sleep, behavior, judgment, activity, and thinking ability. Extreme highs and lows are the two poles of disorder that’s why it is called bipolar disorder. The onset of bipolar disorder It...

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    Understanding of Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia (1) It is a chronic mental disorder that alters the way an individual expresses, thinks and perceives reality. It influences the person’s normal functioning in society, at school, at work, and in relationships. People with schizophrenia seem like they have been disconnected from society. Schizophrenia is a lifelong disease that can’t be cured completely but can be controlled with appropriate treatment. What happens in schizophrenia? It involves a type of mental illness known as “psychosis” in which a person cannot differentiate between reality and imagination. A person with schizophrenia thinks the world a jumble of images, confused thoughts,...

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    Overview of Rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis RA (1) It is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than just joints. Unlike Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis targets the lining of joints leading to painful swelling. It results in joint deformity and bone erosion. In this disorder, the immune system accidentally attacks the body’s tissues. It mainly targets the joints in the wrists, hands, and knees. The inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis can also spread to other regions of the body. Progression patterns of RA (2) Progression patterns of RA vary from person to person. Few of them are as follows: Long remissions In this, the stiffness and...

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