With the number of senior citizens in the United States rising, more and more people are turning their attention to the needs of this unique population. Many senior citizens prefer to stay in their own homes as they age, and an increase in the number of home healthcare agencies designed to help provide medical support within the home is making this goal a reality. Keeping senior citizens happy is an essential part of the healthcare equation.
Every day, hearing-impaired children and young teens are given the gift of sound by wearing a hearing aid. Many children and teens with mild to profound hearing loss wear a BTE (Behind-the-Ear) hearing aid. This type of hearing aid consists of a small plastic microphone case that rests behind and on top of the ear and is connected by a clear tube to a custom-made, earmold that rests on the outside of the ear.
Dysphagia is a condition that can cause problems with swallowing food and/or liquids. Although there are many underlying causes, the condition is common in adults who have suffered a stroke or have underlying neurological conditions. There are several approaches used to help people with dysphagia adapt to or improve their condition. Dietary Modification Depending on the severity of dysphagia, temporary or permanent dietary modifications may be used to avoid a feeding tube and prevent aspiration of food into the lungs.
Arthritis of the knee can be a highly debilitating condition that prevents patients from enjoying their favorite activities. In severe cases, it can affect a patient's professional life and prevent a patient from successfully carrying out everyday tasks that involve walking. Fortunately, there are numerous options available to orthopedic patients for treating arthritis of the knee. Successful treatment could allow patients complete freedom from their symptoms. The following are the three most common treatment possibilities when a patient is diagnosed with knee arthritis.
Being diagnosed with an allergy would be difficult or any grownup, but it can be extremely frightening for a child. In a way, there is often relief once you get a diagnosis. After all, you can then take actions to alleviate the suffering the child may have been experiencing because of the allergy. However, you need to have many discussions with your child about the allergy. Here are some tips for how to go about having these talks and ensuring that your child understands how to protect herself.
My name is Shawna Banks and this is a blog that focuses on health issues that affect women. I became interested in women's health when my sister began having medical problems. After her condition worsened, she went to see a doctor. After her diagnosis and successful treatment, I helped her research the different kinds of health conditions that are common in women. By becoming knowledgeable about these types of problems, we can keep ourselves healthier. I hope that when you read this blog, it will help you to identify symptoms that shouldn't be ignored. If necessary, you can schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.