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Mobility Equipment Types Functions

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Mobility Equipment There are various types of mobility equipment, we list and describe these in this post. Each style has a unique advantages that enhances functionality like the range available at www.uksmobility.co.uk mobility equipment. An item is usually manufactured after considering the needs of the disability it will aid. Some have been made to enhance the walking process of people who can still walk. On the other hand, there are a number that are the preserve of those who are completely disabled. Some wheelchairs are powered while others are completely manual. Scooters are quite efficient because of inherent mechanisms. Irrespective of the option to be purchased, one needs to test before paying purchase price  to confirm that the item is suitable for their disability.

Types of Mobility Equipment

If purchasing a walker a durable one should be your choice. A quality item will not be affected by adverse weather conditions therefore will last for a long period of time. This type of mobility aid will come in handy for those who are able to walk but with difficulties. After use it can be folded and stored in a safe place.
Manual wheelchairs have existed for many decades. Because of the wheels, they can be maneuvered from one place to another with great ease of mobility. The speed can be adjusted depending on the nature of a terrain. The highest acceleration that can be achieved is around 25mph.
Powered wheelchairs generally have the same functions with the  added advantage of having a source of power. Because of the technology, the steering process quite easy. Newer models have been made to be as comfortable as possible. To be on the safe side, a wheelchair should only be used indoors. Speed adjustments are usually available.
Scooters are ideal for indoor and outdoor use. This is due to the fact that they have advanced features such as top notch stability and balance  giving a safe, easy plus faster ride. This kind of equipment comes in a good range of models. One should select the type that is ideal for their personal circumstances. The ultimate choice should be something that will give the user a high level of independence.  Most scooters usually give users the freedom to engage in different activities without external assistance. The speed can be adjusted depending on the nature of a terrain. The highest acceleration that can be achieved is around 25mph.
Mobility equipment is normally used to facilitate movements. Being mobile is a desire of us all so finding the right mobility equipment is a must

How to naturally detox your body

Friday, August 8th, 2014

How to naturally detox your bodyToday we will give you some tips so you can learn how to naturally detox your body. Although some of the so-called detoxifying products contain herbs and other nutrients to support liver, most of them are composed of almost the same fiber and laxatives, which cleanses the colon. Usually it is recommended to use this detoxifying substance for about a month to achieve the desired effect. But there is a natural  approach – rather than spend a month trying to expel toxins from your body which have accumulated from  our own carelessness, you can take daily steps to support your liver, intestines, kidneys, skin, lungs involved in natural detoxifying systems of the body. They constantly neutralize and destroy toxins and waste products of normal metabolism. Here are some tips that will keep your body always in shape:

Great ways on ‘How to naturally detox your body’

1. More antioxidants
Good choices for starters are foods rich in glutathione peroxidase (GPx) -  an antioxidant enzyme found in almost all fruits and vegetables. Once this antioxidant reaches the body cells  it becomes one of the most powerful agents for cleaning free radicals. This antioxidant is very effective against toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals and solvents, turning them into water-soluble forms that can be excreted by the kidneys. High levels of glutathione is often in the lungs, where it fights the toxins in tobacco smoke, smog and other airborne pollutants. The raw fruits and vegetables are great sources of GPx, especially avocados and asparagus, also in most cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale). They contain a lot of GPx and cysteine ​​- an amino acid that is used by the liver to synthesize glutathione.
2. Eat More Fiber
Another very good tip on how to naturally detox your body is to eat foods rich in fiber as they protect against the accumulation of toxins in the intestines. Special dietary fiber force large intestinal muscles to contract and push food through the system faster. Fiber also helps release toxins from the body. While moving through the abdomen, they are mixed with the liquids and its subsequent separation leads to the elimination of toxins. The raw fruits and vegetables are beneficial for reasons other than their antioxidant properties,but also  because of the rich source of the in them. Avocados, blackberries, artichokes, pumpkins and sweet potatoes are among the richest in fiber fruits and vegetables.
Other relevant sources of fiber are
- Beans;
- Wholemeal bread or pasta;
- Barley;
- Bran;
- Oatmeal;
- Linseed;
- Soy nuts.
If food does not get enough fiber, then you may take a fiber supplement such as Indian plantain, or glucomannan flaxseed. The daily intake of probiotics (found in yogurt) is another good way to improve  the bowel.
3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
All effective methods for detoxifying include drinking plenty of water – it helps the kidneys to filter waste and separates them in the urine.
Water also
- Dulls hunger;
- Leads to better digestion of stored fat;
- Prevents fluid retention;
- Regulates body temperature;
- Provide lubrication in the joints;
- Helps blood flow;
- Regulates blood pressure;
- Maintain proper functioning of all body systems;
- Keeps the skin supple.

We hope this article has helped you to learn the best ways on how to naturally detox your body.

Different types of relaxation therapy massages

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Relaxation TherapyThe massage is well known since ancient times and has different effects on the body and spirit, the most popular is relaxation therapy  massages. It is used in the treatment and stress, giving you relaxation but also may give you pleasure and emotion. There are quite a few different types of massages and we will introduce you in this article some of the most common relaxation therapy techniques.
The Classical massage is also known as Swedish massage. It is one of the most popular in Western Europe and USA. The Classical massage is made by using different oils for relaxation of muscle tension, tone and relax the body. It improves blood circulation, stimulates the immune system and eliminates fatigue. Also the massage can be done on the whole body or partial – only on the back, neck and shoulders.
The Therapeutic massage with honey, is another very useful and really great relaxation therapy. This technique  uses honey as a massage tool, which helps the skin to absorb the honey’s nutrients. The Therapeutic massage combines special techniques with beneficial effects of honey and after the massage the skin looks fresh and toned. The massage with honey is highly effective for joint problems, insomnia, depression and fatigue.

The Apitherapy can be seen as a cosmetic procedure, which strengthens the skin.
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Malaria Kenya is extremely high

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

malaria Kenya

Malaria Kenya  is extremely high with one in every 20 malaria related deaths in 2012.  There was 30,000 deaths  recorded and 9 million cases diagnosed.  The highest rate was found in Nyazza and the western regions of Kenya.  In 2009 the research bill was 30.7 billion for Malaria Kenya.  One in 11 mothers do not believe that malaria medicines will cure children with the disease making it very difficult to contain.  Mosquito nets are rarely used when sleeping due to the non education of the rural tribes.  If travelling to Kenya it is extremely important to take malaria medication or vacination to prevent infection.

 

Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases known since antiquity. It is a terrible tropical disease causing high mortality. The cause of malaria (Plasmodium malariae) was founded in 1880 by French military surgeon A. Laveran.  Consequently by 50 years of last century inmany countries around the world, the incidence of malaria was limited or completely eradicated, but recently the virus has taken hold again in some of these countries.
According to WHO, malaria is a serious health problem for more than 100 countries worldwide, half of whom are in Africa with a population of about 2400 million people (40% of the total population of the earth). Each year, there are 300-500 million clinical cases of malaria registered, over 90% of them are in Africa, in areas located south of the Sahara. Annually, malaria causes the deaths of 1.1 to 2.7 million people.
The following  information about Malaria disease and symptoms will help you to diagnose the disease fast and accurate. The main symptoms of malaria disease are:
• Fever and high temperature
• Headache and Malaise
These fevers and headaches repeat every 4-6 hours followed by sweating and decrease of  body temperature. In the next stages of the disease, the symptoms are:
• Enlarged spleen and liver
• Jaundice

 

Malaria is one of the most dangerous diseases to man and kills many people every year. People who  believe they have been exposed to this disease should be diagnosed and start treatment immediately.   The proper diagnosis and  correct treatment will help you to fight the dangerous disease. Malaria Kenya is so high that travellers should not leave without being vaccinated or taking medication.

Salmonella symptoms and treatment

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SalmonellosisSalmonellosis is an infection that is caused by bacteria of the genus Salmonella. Most people with Salmonella symptoms develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. In most cases the disease lasts 4 to 7 days as most people improve without treatment. In rare cases diarrhea  can be severe and cause dehydration. In severe course of illness the infection is passed from the intestines to the blood, which spreads to other organs and systems. When acute symptoms need hospitalization and antibiotics.  Babies and the elderly are likely to be affected more severely.
Salmonella symptoms and  infections in humans are associated with the consumption of pork, veal, milk, eggs and are undercooked.
In most cases, gastrointestinal symptoms are associated with nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and mucus in the stool. Headache and the appearance of pink spots are also possible Salmonellosis symptoms. As a consequence of infection, the victim can develop arthritis, osteomyelitis and sickle cell anemia. It is possible to develop septic shock, affecting the nervous and vascular system. To limit contamination food needs to be processed at high temperatures and water to boiled.

Am I infected with Lyme disease?

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Am I infected with lyme diseaseDetection of Lyme disease is not easy, giving rise to the question ‘am I infected with Lyme disease’? Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria genus Borrelia. Lyme disease is most common in undeveloped countries and is carried by arthropods. Humans can be infected by borreliosis bites from an infected tick.
The infection is not contagious, although it is possible to transfer the disease from mother to fetus through the placenta.
Lyme disease can affect multiple organs and systems and has quite a few symptoms. However, not all patients will suffer from the same complaints, and many of these complaints are not unique to this disease and may occur in other conditions. The incubation period (time from bite to onset of symptoms) is usually one to two weeks but can be much less (days) or longer (months, even years). The disease occurs in several stages and can be treated with special prescription after accurate diagnosis of the lyme disease.

Probiotics for diarrhea in antibiotic treatment

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Probiotics for diarrhea in antibiotic treatmentOne of the side effects of taking antibiotics is diarrhea. The meta-analysis of 63 clinical trials concluded that treatment with probiotics for diarrhea in antibiotic treatment significantly reduced  diarrhea as a side effect of taking antibiotics.
Antibiotics cause diarrhea in 30% of cases of patients taking antibiotics. The probiotics play an important role in the recovery of the intestines during and after the taking of antibiotics . Maintaining the balance between beneficial  pathogenic microorganisms in this environment provides a healthy low pH. The lower pH is favorable for the development of non-pathogenic microorganisms, such as bifido- and lacto-bacterias that emit specific antimicrobial substances and improve the body’s immunity.
Sixty three of these trials involving a total of nearly 12 000 patients documented lower risk of diarrhea due to probiotics, in both children and adults.

Problems during pregnancy

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Problems during PregnancyThere can be quite a few things that cause problems during pregnancy. In the nine months of pregnancy, changes occur in a woman’s body that make her frequently to ask what is normal and what is not and whether you should consult with their obstetrician. For some mothers the slightest pain is cause for panic and visit the doctor’s office. At the other extreme are women who ignore potentially dangerous symptoms, considering them as a normal part of pregnancy. In fact distinguish dangerous from the normal signals of pregnancy is sometimes difficult even for specialists. So when in doubt, always better to consult your doctor.
Bleeding
One of the biggest problems during pregnancy can be bleeding from the vagina which can mean many different things. For example: if you bleed heavily and are experiencing severe pain and cramps in the abdomen during the first trimester, it may be a symptom of ectopic pregnancy. Tubal (ectopic) pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg is implanted outside the uterus. The condition can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Major bleeding accompanied by cramping, can be a sign of threatened abortion in the first or early second quarter. During the third trimester of pregnancy the same symptoms may be caused by detachment of the placenta from the underlying uterine lining. Regardless of the type and severity of bleeding during pregnancy, it is a symptom that should not be overlooked lightly and requires medical attention – the experts are unanimous. They call if you notice blood in the vagina, can not wait, and to consult as early as possible with a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.
Severe nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting may be part of a normal pregnancy are one of the problems during pregnancy that cause worry for the expectant mother. However, they must be addressed, especially if they interfere with your normal diet. In these cases the risk of dehydration and deficiency of nutrients is increased and can be are a serious threat to both mother and fetus.
Baby activity decreased significantly
Among the problems during pregnancy that cause pregnant mums is when the baby does not move as actively as it has which may mean that it is not receiving enough oxygen and nutrients from the placenta. But how do you know that?  A relatively safe and effective test is to have drink a cold drink or eat something, then  lie on one side to provoke the fetus to move. Although there is no optimal or critical number of movements you should generally feel an average of 10 or more kicks in two hours. If you are still worried call a doctor for more help.
Early in the third quarter contractions
Contractions can be a symptom of premature birth and can be a major one of the problems during pregnancy. There are so-called real and false contractions that often mislead expectant mothers. False, also known as Braxton Hicks (Braxton-Hicks) contractions are unpredictable, irregular and do not increase in power and intensity. They will disappear within an hour of taking  fluids. In contrast, real contractions get stronger and last longer and be. Council of specialists is not risk if you suspect that something wrong is become a pattern, when this is happening  it is time to consult a doctor.
Constant and severe headaches, abdominal pain, visual disturbances, and swelling in the second and third trimesters
These symptoms may be caused by a condition called preclampsia. It is characterized by high blood pressure and elevated protein in urine and usually develops after the 20th week of pregnancy. Preclampsia is dangerous and must be treated promptly.

What causes anemia and symptoms

Friday, May 4th, 2012

What causes anemia When the number of red blood cells and the amount of blood pigment hemoglobin in them are low is what causes anemia. The hemoglobin is the pigment in the blood which contains iron and transports oxygen from the lungs to cells.  Carbon dioxide is released from cells to the lungs. There are various reasons why we ask what causes anemia -  not enough  iron in the diet, excessive blood loss or persistent minor bleeding, incomplete absorption of iron from food in the intestines, vitamin deficiency (B12 and others.).
In anemia due to deficiency of hemoglobin, which is most often the first signs are fatigue, physical weakness, headache, dizziness, sometimes shortness of breath and problems with cardiovascular activity. Sores may occur  in the corners of the mouth, splitting of the lips without any reason and thinning and brittle nails. Pale skin does not always accompany the anemia that is also a characteristic of severe anemia.
In iron deficiency anemia the body can not produce enough hemoglobin. What causes anemia in most women is the loss of iron during their monthly cycle that necessitates the consumption of foods with high iron content (Fe).
Once what causes anemia is treated quickly and successfully with medication,  their effect can be significantly strengthened by regular consumption of red meat, fruit and vegetables, which collect the necessary anti-anemia factors (iron, manganese, copper, etc..)

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What is allergic rhinitis?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

allergic rhinitisWhat is allergic rhinitis is a commonly asked question and it  is an inflammation of the nasal mucus, which may be caused by agents in the air.
Allergic inflammation is caused by a particular allergen, characterized by runny nose, nasal congestion, nasal itching and sneezing. Depending on the duration of allergenic exposure, they are divided into:
- seasonal allergic rhinitis – hay fever
- perennial allergic rhinitis
- Occupational allergic rhinitis
Infectious rhinitis:
- acute infectious rhinitis is viral with secondary bacterial infection.
- chronic infectious rhinitis is when symptoms last for 8-12 weeks and often affect the sinuses.
Other rhinitis (non-allergic and non-infectious):
- idiopathic – it is perennial with an unknown cause. It can be provoked by cold air and negative emotions.
- rhinitis with nasal polyps – meeting with asthma and intolerance to aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) NSAIDs intolerance without asthma, chronic infectious rinosinuit
- professional non-allergic
- hormonal – during pregnancy and puberty, thyroid dysfunction
- medicated – prolonged use of nose drops, sniffing cocaine, use of different drugs such as blood pressure lowering drugs, oral contraceptives, NSAIDs
- rhinitis induced by food – for example, chronic consumption of spicy and hot foods and alcohol
- “Emotional” rhinitis – causes of stress and sexual arousal

 

So we now know what is allergic rhinitis and what causes it to affect us.

 

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